KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Tap at brewery during GABF 2009.notalush (5922) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Pours an average amber with an aroma of weak malt. Flavor is trashy amber malt. Watery mouthfeel. Disgusting.
Bottle at a friends BBQ - meh, I’m not a fan of brown ales, and the honey in here isn’t really helping the cause - I guess the earthiness of the honey is there, but it doesn’t really work with the chocolate and roasted nut character of your typical brown ale - a bit of maple syrup - a bit too sweet, and lacking depth. Wormwood13 (6) - Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2009 does not count
Aroma was honey mixed with cedar. Poured reddish brown, with a thin, tiny head. Flavor was malty, with hints of maple. Carbonation seemed a little low. Pleasant, sweet finish. mrbirmingham (38) - Kansas, USA - APR 2, 2009
Aroma: A crisp aroma of mild roasted malts with some grains. As the beer warms up, the honey notes begin to pop.
Appearance: Pours deep brown with an off white head. The head dissipates quickly, leaving traces of head on the glass.
Flavor: Initially I tasted the bitterness from the hops, then the sweets malts following up with dried fruits. The flavors are well balanced with hints of roasted grains and chocolate. As the beer leaves my glass, the bitterness fades away.
Mouth feel: It has a light body, with mild carbonation.
Overall Impression: It is easy to drink. As with their Cream Stout, if you enjoy drinking beers with subtle flavors, this beer is for you. I am seeing a trend from Twisted Pine; their beers are well executed and brewed to style. I understand why this beer received medals at both the GABF and Colorado State Fair. Their beers showcase their brewers’ talent and make me wish I could purchase some of their bigger or extreme beers.
That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra. Little roast, little sweet malt, some may call it honey, on the nose. Flavor is some poopy roast, and some poop. Could be worse. Could be raining. But it’s not raining, so this brew still sucks.
dwyerpg (6413) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Looks good. There is very little honey in aroma or flavor. A bit of malt, no nuts, some sweetness but not from the honey. Ehh. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2008
Bottle courtesy of aplusbreaks. Pours brown wih a tan head. Smells of sweet malt. Tastes of sweet malt, chocolate, some earthy hints. Taverner (1103) - San Ramon, California, USA - DEC 12, 2008
I just dont get the bad ratings. I mean, its a brown ale - what are you expecting? The Abyss? Overall a nice chocolatey brown ale with sweet honey notes. Nice slightly bitter finish. Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2008
This was better than the amber, a little. It had good roasty notes, a good chocolate flavor, but was too sweet. It also had a crazy-foamy head. It took me a while to drink due to the sweetness. VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2008
Sweet chocolate nose. Deep dark brown color, small head. Some stale raisin sweetness, overly bitter. Maybe a bit too carbonated, lingering finish that was not terribly pleasant. Brown Ales are not my favorite, even so, this is not a very good one.