Travlr (24292) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Draft. Hazy dark amber color, medium tan head. Aroma of toffee and butterscotch. Taste is cocoa, brown bread. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Draft. Clear dark amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, cotton candy, some raisin, acetone/alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, cotton candy, some caramel, light banana, alcohol. Medium body. hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle - Scratch 80. Poured a deep amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, dried pile of raked leaves, caramel, toasted bread, and some yeastiness. Tastes of caramel, toasted nuts, cola, and yeast. Somewhat on the thinner side. Sammy (12096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
A brown beer, nice, but a bit harsh in the finish and so not super drinkable. Brown coloured, no head. Very malty and rich aged malt aroma. slowrunner77 (11917) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
more a brown ale that happens to have belgian yeast than a belgian ale that happens to be brown, if that makes sense. a nice crisp, malty sweet american brown ale base, subtle hops make a showing. as it warms the interplay between the dry, spicy belgian yeast and the malt is really nice. good brew."
deyholla (11496) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks. Aroma pours a deep brown that is clear with a tan head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a lot of bread and toffee with a hint of sweet chocolate and dark fruits. Flavor begins with dark fruit and light spice with backing grains and bread. DocLock (10651) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle from PUB’N. Pours a great shade of ruby with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is rich, complex, a nice figgy and berry-fruity nose with hints of spice, hops, and yeasty malt. Tastes malty, spicy, rather dry, with a lot of Grand Cruey fruity notes, figgy, cherry, spicy, and cobwebby old-aley esters. This one is outstanding, and I’d love to see this introduced all year round. I discovered Scratch 4, and I discovered this one, which I would call Musty Dusty Old Ale. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Tap at Frisco Taphouse in Columbia, MD. The pour is a hazy deep brune with a medium tan head. Small retention. Big Westmalle house yeast character, estery, cinnamon. Taste is richer, caramel, cinnamon stick, tart and spicy playoff. Nice silkier palate. Fall spiced character. Reminded me a lot more of an Abbey Dubbel than just a generic Belgian Strong Ale thus the category choice. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Bottled. Poured medium brown with amber highlights and a well-retained, dense khaki head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted nutty malts, soapy hops, and lightly clovey yeast.. a bit too soft and airy. The flavor had a little more substance to it.. nutty notes, toffee, and a dusting of cocoa at the core.. darker fruit extended outward from there, along with cloves and a touch of banana.. prickly carbonation and dry Belgian-y spices on the edges and through the finish.. tasty. Medium-bodied at most on the palate, with prickly carbonation as mentioned.. the yeast played a larger role as it warmed up, and I enjoyed that.. overall a decent brew. dmac (6203) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Draft at Capone’s Black Friday event. Poured a good looking clear dark brown body with a small foamy light beige head. Aroma reminds me of PB&J for some reason, Belgian yeast and a hint of bubble gum. The body is big and full with foamy mouthfeel with average carbonation. Flavor of Belgian yeast, nutts, bad old wet toast, wet nutts. Not really my cup of tea.