smroush (285) - Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2017 fidemaster (322) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma was a nutty coffee. It pour a rich dark, black color like your morning coffee but with a solid head. I did not find this beer sweet at all. It was a rich hazelnut coffee, that finished fairly clean. I did not find it that complex, it was an ok beer.
Aromas are very malt dominated with subtle flavors of bread, grain and toasted nut. There is a subtle aroma of apple. Hops very subdued.
Color is a dark brown with a bit of red. Head is large and light tan in color.
Sweetness is light; bitterness is light; there is a fairly distinct tartness, unusual for a brown ale.
The body is medium; carbonation is slightly lively.
Overall I find the flavors very subtle, too much so; the tartness and apple flavor, suggestive of apple cider vinegar, are unusual and somewhat interesting. ganache (5949) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Gifted bottle! Nose heavy roast and some nice scorched notes, even turning a bit scorched-herbal (e.g., chicory root), lesser brown malt, and a sort of nuttiness -- like home-toasted oats. Pour light brown, dark brown in the glass with lots of tawny and ruby, much more than is usual, and a foamy-airy, large tannish head. Airy but light-medium body, touch watery, low bitterness but all the roast and scorch remains, getting some subtle coffee notes but it’s still more chicory. Wee bit tart to start, subtle sweetness, foam sort of dense with carbohydrates. A little red berry is there, but about as little as can be managed above threshold. Clean but disjointed; it’s a leftovers recipe. [2017.06.30: 3.2] JoeSaturday (22) - - JUN 15, 2017
Tasted in Williamsburg, Virginia on draft at Williamsburg Lodge. Hints of coffee, lots of carbonation, fairly sweet.
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Pours a cloudy brown with small tan head. Smells of roast malts, brown breads. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter - bread, hint of cocoa, and floral hops. bnokk (535) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 24, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2016 APPEARANCE-nut brown in color, with red hue. Light and creamy looking head. NOSE-nice light roasty malt scent. FLAVOR- malty and sweet flavor with just a bit of roasty notes to rounding it all out. Really excellent brown ale!!
PorterPounder (8066) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Williamsburg, Va - on tap at the Alewerks Taproom. Light brown pour, soft bone colored silky head with a Light film of lacing. Touch of coffee and topsoil in the aroma. Flavor has some nutty accents, a hint of chocolate, earthy topsoil finish. Thick enough mouthfeel. Huhzubendah (3709) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Draft at Alewerks Taproom.
Muddy light brown body with a thin, off-white collar. Sweet malt, fruity aroma. Light bodied, bready, slightly sweet. A nice note of caramel candies. Easy drinking. Solid. hopscotch (11159) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle... Pours clear and brown with copper highlights and a small, flimsy, white head. The nose is both toasty and nutty. Medium to full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is nutty, toasty and pleasantly sweet. Mildly chocolaty finish with a hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian! BelgianBeerGal (4085) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2015
Draft at the Fat Canary for a birthday celebration. Fairly standard brown ale appearance. Great coffe aroma with a hint of dark malt. More coffe in the flavor too with a touch of bitterness. Nice and not boring. Drake (13935) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2014
12 ounce bottle shared by tia & HopTsing at the 21st Richmond Gathering, 11/1/14. Pours a clear copper color with a thin fizzy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, caramel, citrus. The taste is caramel, stone fruits. Thin-medium bodied, drinkable.