HuskerTan (2203) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - APR 12, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear dark chestnut brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown rocky head that mostly lasted throughout, reducing slowly down to a med cap with fair streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted biscuit malt, light resin hops and an earthy yeast with notes of molasses, coffee, maple syrup, a very light hint of chocolate and a moderate alcohol presence.
The taste was malty sweet with a hint of molasses and a pinch of chocolate early on, progressing into a nice bitter sweet mildly roasty taste with a notes of coffee, maple syrup and a boozy alcohol ending. The flavor stuck around for a good long while after the swallow, with a nice roastiness and a strong boozy finish.
Mouthfeel was almost medium in body and dry in texture with a somewhat mild carbonation.
Overall this was a delicious brew with a malty sweetness that kind of compensated for the bold boozy presence. Yep, this one kind of makes you feel warm all over...
A- Chlorine, malty, mild coffee, slightly roasty.
A- Dark brown color, dark liquid, minimal beige head.
T- Malty, alcohol, iron, bitter cocoa.
P- Full body, thin texture, average carbonation, unbalanced finish.
O- Malty, boozy, and thin bodied. The maple doesn’t give any perceived flavor but just seems to add to the booziness. Not pleasant at all. BeerBaboon (2095) - FINLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Pours hazy brown with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, nuts and caramel. Flavor is heavy sweet, maple syrup and heavy bitter. tmoreau (4369) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Cellared 12 oz. bottle poured to a tulip at home, showing a ruby highlighted, walnut color, with some fair persistence to the modest layer of tan foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The nose presented touches of soy & molasses, toast, wood, & nuts, syrupy sweetness of caramel & maple, and some noticeable, but subdued alcohol presence. Medium bodied, with soft carbonation, the taste was similar, with a bit of earthy & slightly roasted bitterness, a touch of warmth, and an altogether mellowed but still fairly tasty result. ozzy70 (1148) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 16, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Poured hazy brown, lasting foamy tan head. Aroma was nutty, sweet flowers, maple syrup. Taste was sweet, dark fruit, caramel, alcohol. Block (2727) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Backlog entry: Flight at the brewery. A nice selection, several IPAs. Good all-around. True to style.
mice (966) - FINLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Dark brown, a bit red beer with a small head. Aroma is sweet syrup, caramel and milk chocolate. Taste is malty, sweet syrup, chocolate and bit coffee. Quite full body, really smooth balance, no alcohol. Nice, but maybe a bit one-sided. djd07 (14521) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy dark amber with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast and nuts. Medium body, toasted grain, roast, light dry finish, good. Marstonlad (885) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. Pours dark brown with a reddish tinge and a very little head. The aroma features sweet maltiness, caramel, chocolate and dark fruitiness - fairly much variety here. Taste is medium sweet, displaying initially mostly sweet maltiness and later bending - a little - toward hoppier regions. Flavours of caramel, raisin, plum and syrup - sweet flavours overall. The palate is medium-bodied, sticky and low in carbonation, almost flat. Perhaps slightly too sweet overall and also a bit flat but otherwise a nice sweet brew. StilleStorm (1535) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2016
DAAIK; Bottle 355ML, drunk at The Bishops Arms. Pours moderate, dark brown with a frothy, fast fading tan head. Nose is heavy, roasted malt, chocolate, caramell, moderate nuts, dried, ripe dark fruit, light liqorice and alchol. Taste is heavy sweet and bitter with a lasting caramel, chocolate, warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to thick, carbonation is soft. Beerhammaren (1793) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2016
.33l bottle from Alko JKL keskusta. Pours deep clear brown with medium head. Aroma is dark malts, caramel, dark fruits, nuts, bread, syrup notes. Flavor is mostly same but a bit flat compared to aroma. Still well balanced and nice thick beer.