dchmela (3088) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2010
Growler pour. Deep red pour with a thick off white head. Huge caramel, toffee and citrus hop aroma. Lots of toffee notes, great body with nice citrus hop bitterness poking through. Good stuff. BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Tap at Town Hall. Amber pour with a small dense head. Sweet malts, toffee, raisin, sweet brown sugar. Some bread. Palate is lighter to medium, clean. Very tasty. tyler_mn (2464) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Tap at the brewpub. Pours rich brown with a tiny white head. Sweet malt on the nose. Sweet flavor with some raisin and orange peel notes. Decent balance between hops and malt. Nice oily texture. deyholla (12583) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber with a very thin tan head that dissipates completely. Aroma has lots of bread and grain notes with a touch of underlying toffee. Flavor has sweet grains and toffee with a bit of caramel and a hint of bread. jackl (8555) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Keg @ Town Hall. Deep Amber, small head. Nose of raisin bread and fruit skin. Caramelized banana. Roasty, dry, boozy flavor profile. Toasted brown bread. Plum spread. Some toffee sweetness. Full body, sort of oily.
Kevin (2217) - Montana, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Dark red brown with a small head. Berry and pepper nose. Sweet malty flavor. Really opens up and shows its depth after 20 minutes or so. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Dark Red Color with Sandy Ring. Syrupy Malt, Strong English Hopped Aroma. Syrupy, almost Silky Mouthfeel. Medium to Heavy Bodied Brew...Sweet Barley, Heavily Laden with English Hops..Vinous. Hops Have a Musty Quality to Them in the Aftertaste. Unless Someone Was Told Otherwise, Hamlets was Printed as Being 9%. As Such, Pretty Darn Smooth and Still Served in a Pint Glass. Overall, Although it’s Clear There are West Coast Hop Heads Working in Town Hall, This Was an Enjoyable Beer. juiceisloose (1603) - Windermere, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Growler, courtesy dchmela. Pours a mostly clear, dark reddish amber color and topped by a small, smooth head of beige colored foam that settles to a thin film and leaving random spots of lace on the glass. The aroma is based in sweet caramel, brown sugar, and bready malts to go along with some dark fruits, spices, and some vanilla to smooth things out. The flavor follows suit with the bready malts, dark fruits, caramel, and some balancing earthen hop bitterness. The alcohol comes through a bit on the finish as well. Medium bodied, smooth, with moderate carbonation and a sweet finish with some alcohol warmth. Fairly straight forward, but solid brew either way. Stine (1801) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Oaky red appearance lacking any head. Aroma reveals only a muted pulse of lemon water at first. Eventually, wild rice and honey with a maple wood density. Earthy. Flutters of raspberries and strawberries in the cracks of a dirty peat malt body. Alcohol is present in moments of nail polish or fruit liqueur sting, alongside a vague, persistent oak barrel suggestion. Full-bodied and somewhat intensely rendered palate. Worth it. Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Growler. Clear and dark, sporting a reddish-amber hue, the body sports a small, smooth cap of beige foam. Moderate lacing is primarily spotty in nature. Aromas start out with caramelized brown sugars and sweet bread crust malts, hinting also at stewed raisins and a little winter spice. Vanilla makes an appearance, and some mild, earthen hops do well to keep things somewhat in balance. Flavors largely follow suit, again very bready and malty, laden with caramelized sugars, dark bread, and some sugary dark fruits, all with a earthy hop counterpoint and some noticeable alcohol. Substantial in body and smooth, with moderate carbonation, the palate shows some boozy warmth and a sweet finish, but doesn’t get to be overly hot or cloying. Overall, it’s a solid brew. Maybe a little mundane, but well made nonetheless.