Thunder And Son Brown Ale - Half Acre Beer Company
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3.78/5 rDev -1.6%
Poured from a bomber into a Chimay goblet. This bottle was purchased in December of 2010.
Appearance: Pours a reddish brown with just a hint of off white head that goes away pretty quickly.
Smell: Sweet and malty, go figure. Some dark fruit and carmel. There is a slight alcohol warmth as well. Nice but not overly exciting.
Taste: Sweet, but not as sweet as I would have expected. Some dark fruit notes along with a hint of brown sugar. The finish has a very slight bitterness to it. The age must have calmed this one down a bit, because the booze is there, but not overpowering at all.
Mouthfeel: The body is thick and syrupy with tingly carbonation and a slick finish.
Overall: I thought this beer was pretty darn good. Not overly boozy or sweet. I'd have another, but I'd leave it in the cellar for a year and a half.
05-25-2012 02:42:44 | More by oline73
3.03/5 rDev -21.1%
Reviewed from notes; originally 10/8/11.
Pours a deep chestnut color.
Robust citrus with bready malt and a bit of chocolate.
Follows the nose with citrus, bready and chocolate malt with a clean bitterness.
Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and an alcohol hotness on the finish.
This one is a challenge to put down; if I hadn't shared this one I don't think I would have been able to finish it on my own.
03-23-2012 17:22:04 | More by samie85
3.53/5 rDev -8.1%
From 11/27/11 notes. Thanks to the Chicago Group in the Group BIF for sending this one our way. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.
a - Pours a dark mahogany brown color with one inch of off white head and low carbonation evident.
s - Smells of roasted notes, alcohol, light chocolate, nuts, and toasted malts. Definitely some nice chocolate and caramel here, but the alcohol is there as well.
t - Tastes of caramel malts, alcohol, nuts, roasted malts, light chocolate, and toasted malts. Not as much chocolate as the nose and more alcohol and nuts. A step down due to the strong alcohol.
m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Some alcohol warmth.
o - Overall a decent brown ale, but you can definitely taste the alcohol and tell this one is 12%. Alcohol is present in the nose and even moreso in the taste, taking a bit away from the plesant caramel and chocolate. Worth checking out but probably wouldn't seek it out again as it is a bit too much for me and tough to drink.
11-29-2011 19:45:38 | More by mdfb79
3.88/5 rDev +1%
Reviewed from notes.
pours a light amber brown with a nice toffee colored head.
Hefty dose of chocolate malt on the nose is matched by a healthy boozy note. Very nice, but boozy. It settles down after a few sips and the booziness is hardly noticeable (until it warms up).
I normally don't like brown ales too much, but this is interesting and tasty.
Chocolate and caramel malts play back and forth with some sweetness up front, blending a hint of coffee in as well.
Feel is solid, but the finish is a bit sticky and oily.
They call it a brown ale, the site calls it a strong ale... I call it decent. It was fun to try.
11-27-2011 05:10:43 | More by AleWatcher
Thunder And Son Brown Ale from Half Acre Beer Company
86 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.