Bacchus66 (772) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a huge frothy off-white head that lasted throughout and had excellent lacing. The aroma was of roasted dark bread malts, a sweet leathery yeast with hints of coffee, chocolate, toffee, raisons and a mild alcohol scent. It tasted lightly sweet with a mild coffee overtone at first and ended with a chocolate-coffee flavor with notes of raisons and had a slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel was medium in body and kind of watery in texture and had a flat carbonation.Overall a tasty brew but not too exciting.
12oz bottle at home. Dark reddish brown with a full beige head. Dark malt, cherries, caramel, bread, sweet chocolate. Thick body, medium-light carbonation with well-integrated alcohol. Lingering, sweet, mildly roasty finish. Delicious. smaynard6000 (1202) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Heavy malty aroma with caramel notes. Somewhat sweet with heavy roasted malt presence and caramel and toffee. Medium-to-full bodied with lingering sweet finish. Very nice. ganache (6007) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle from State Line. Nose strongly malty, dark and earthy, bread crusts. Pour beautiful dark ruby that’s not quite opaque, head is sudsy and an unusual color, so tinged with tan and yellow to look almost crackery. Body sweet and very malty, sticky and lastingly swishable, low-medium bitterness is clean, nice roast throughout, subtle dough, big Melanoidin, bread crusts, medium-strong grape, red berry with slighter cherry and plum. Brown sugar, molasses, whole-kernel rye and chunky Vollkornbrot. Only with speed does a cola note appear. Alcohol really well-integrated, only the heft shows. Clean, crisp, heavy, bright, satisfying. [2017.07.08: 4.0] voyageurmike (475) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Draft at Growler USA. Dark brown with medium body. Boozy aroma, tastes of molasses and chocolate. Roasted malt finish. wombat23 (1621) - Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt and dark bread. Taste is malt, dark bread, hazelnut, caramel notes, and alcohol. Malty, warming finish. Not very bitter. Very good.
obguthr (6532) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Maple syrup and smoke nose. Clear ruby brown, thin yellow head. Sweet malty cherries, wood, smoke. Full body, soft carbonation. Damn good example of the style. hershiser2 (3533) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours into my Indians pint glass (Go Tribe, game 3!) dark brown, possibly slightly murky - hard to tell due to darkness - with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted bitter malt, caramel, grass. Flavor is toasted caramel malt, grasses, molasses, milk chocolate, alcohol, tiny hint of cola. BelgianBeerGal (4120) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Bottle from Craft and Draft Columbia. Pours out like a coke. Sweet malt and molasses aroma with some booziness. More malt and molasses in the flavor. Pretty tasty and easy drinking for almost 9 ABV. DocJitsu (2013) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours a dark horehound candy brown with hardly any head. Caramelized brown sugar and caramel on the nose. Caramel forward, but finishes with faint anise. Arayaga2 (2207) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Cola appearance with a sweet pumpernickel nose. Taste is the same, with roast and caramel. Not cloying, but pleasantly sweet. Thanks, dad.
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