pumpmaster (1410) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2015
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $9.99/6-pack. Very good. jcnielsen (3413) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a brown color with white head. Malty, nutty, slight roasty aromas. Malty, syrupy, slight cocoa sweet flavors. Boring. rumproasts (5478) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
bottle. Brown with small head. Medium malty body with some dark bready notes. Reminds me of a loaf of pumpernickel. Light spice.
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAR 18, 2015
09/30/14 and 01/30/15, assuming born on and best by dates.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a mostly dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds leaving some light stringy lacing sliding here and there.
The smell had some light sweet prune, light roasty nuts and sweet brown sugar with a light breadiness.
The taste was mainly sweet malty taking the roasty nutty part to lighten a bit. A light sweet prune aftertaste is there that lead to a semi - sweet / dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was pretty mild and light. I get it, it’s okay even if past it’s due date a bit.
Overall, though I had it past it’s prime, I’d say it’s still worthy of having again. And would definitely welcome fresher next time. DrinkinWell (389) - - MAR 6, 2015
Pours a dark brown. Almost no aromas. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Malts, oak, hint of vanilla. Sweet aftertaste. A bit boring.
trapped (3390) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 3, 2015
Draught @ Albion. Brown with a reddish tint, small off-white foamy head that dissipated fast, leaving a ring behind. Slight caramel aroma, high carbonation, caramel-mocha taste, rather abrupt finish. Quite an enjoyable ale! DCLawyer (2846) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle to stem. Dark amber with small offwhite head. A: yeast, caramel malt, spice. T: spice, yeast, wheat. Eh. tillmac62 (750) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2015
BBD 1/22/15. Pours a dark amber with a rich dark ruby hue. Excellent head, normal retention and lacing.
Weak, but nice, nose of caramel, a touch of molasses and a hint of dark fruit (fig).
Almost light medium body with a touch of creaminess. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the finish.
The flavor profile is disappointing. There is some light caramel and a roasted malt nuttiness underneath a somewhat metallic off flavor. The finish is a lingering continuation of the off flavor. I’m glad this 6 pack was a gift, because the rest is going in the garbage.
pressboxjoe (464) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Drank from bottle. Warmingly spicy, very malty, good viscosity. Not a lot to it, but as a lower-ABV winter ale it might be a nice beer for a ski trip. skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Pours medium brown with a half finger off white head with decent lacing. Aroma is of toasted bready malts, coco, cherries, herbal hops, brown sugar, and nutty malts. Taste is chocolaty with cherries, brown sugar, bready malts, and sweet malts also present. has a medium body with a semi watery mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, slightly dry, medium finish. Overall, a decent brown ale that is a little thin for a winter seasonal.