NikkTwist (3406) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2017 KajII (801) - 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...
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2017 Draft at Macs. Murky reddish brown pour with lasting fluffy beige foam. Thick medium-dark malts. Maple walnut syrup. Burnt coffee grounds. Carob. Cola. Treacle. Peat. Clove. Nutmeg. Peppercorns. Full and sugary but some spice in the finish. HuskerTan (2449) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - APR 12, 2017
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 (2144) - 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 (4739) - 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 (1334) - 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 (3222) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Backlog entry: Flight at the brewery. A nice selection, several IPAs. Good all-around. True to style. mice (1098) - 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 (16289) - 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 (976) - 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 (1582) - 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.