PaulMcClure (16) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3101) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From can, yet another note from Dark Lord Day. Solid brown with a very thin head poured from half a can. Smell is quite alcoholic. Like a stout with all the bitter, roasty malt removed. This sample has gone a little bit flat. The mouthfeel is surprisingly light for what this is. Tends toward malt with just enough hops to keep it from sweetness. Goes down quite easily.
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2017 Amber/brown ales are my favorite style of beer so I’m categorically biased but this is probably my second favorite beer of all time behind Two Brothers Cane and Ebel. Nice robust malted noted with minimal bitterness. Just a hearty pleasant drinking beer. ryanscourt (1477) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2017
strong caramel notes; pours a dark brown. balanced flavor. enjoyed it from a can lees_29 (11) - - MAY 27, 2017
Get Surly! Here’s what happens when substance meets smooth. This oatmeal brown ale defies traditional categories. Bender begins crisp and lightly hoppy, complemented by the velvety sleekness oats deliver. Belgian and British malts usher in cascades of cocoa, coffee, caramel, and hints of vanilla and cream. An easy-drinking ale with many layers of satisfaction.
Great tasting beer. Not too strong coffee taste. Dark in color. I would buy again
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Not my favorite. Has a stout taste with and ale finish. I would prefer this taste to be in a heavier stout or porter
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16floz pint. Dark-brown with good head retention. Lightly roasted aroma has a semblance to toffee. Feel is good and lightish, where the semi-sweet malt palate comes and goes quickly. Mild taste of caramel and hints of chocolate here and there make for a solid brew.
Ronritter (738) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2017
16oz can poursbrown color with a foamy beige head. aroma roasted malt and nuts flavor follows ContemplateBeer (2089) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Danish pint from an actual pint can; courtesy of Rob G. Aroma: Moderate malts that tend toward nuts, chocolate and a little toast; very light citrus hops. Appearance: Translucent chestnut brown beer with a sticky tan head that settles into a thin ring. Flavor: Aforementioned malts and citrus hops at about a 60/40 split; citrus lingers lightly afterwards; the finish is semi-dry and lightly bitter. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: A pretty nice brown ale that manages to exceed most of it’s peers. ilovedarkbeer (2741) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Pours a light brown color with a foamy off white head. Notes of roasted nuts, milk chocolate, and vanilla. Nice but feels a bit thin. Troupis (251) - - NOV 25, 2016
A perfect brown. The only thing stopping a perfect score is aroma and palate complexity but in some ways the straightforward palate is in itself part of what makes this a straight fastball brown. Very impressive!
On tap at Village Green.
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From the tap, at Zelo, Minneapolis. Pours dark brown with beautiful ruby reflections and fine brownish foam. Aroma is not intense, with just some maltiness and terrain. Body is medium with some level of carbonation. Taste is moderate sweetness and bitterness, with oatmeal emerging in the finish.
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