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Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild - Jester King Brewery

Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse MildCommercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild

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207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 17.85%


Brewed by:
Jester King Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
English Dark Mild Ale |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
English pub ale meets the French farmhouse tradition and American oak aging in this dry, drinkable farmhouse mild ale. Full-flavored, but brewed with enough restraint to be highly sessionable. Unfiltered, unpasteurized, and naturally conditioned.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-22-2012)
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - What a nice looking pour. Dark brown, light tan head, pillowy but a quick fade to lacing.

S - Wood. Dust. Some odd yeast notes that don't recall beer elements. A strong scent that reminded me of wax. After the pour, which screamed quality, this was a real slap in the face. Not horrid, mind you, just an odor that failed to make me want to drink.

T - I struggle to find the appeal. There are things going on here - it is not that the beer is one-noted. But the dance of wood (from the oak I assume) with souring yeast offers little for me to grasp on to and relish.

M - The beer is quite drinkable, with no drying, booze, or burn to prevent it. A strange coating sensation recalls wax again, however. This lessens as the beer warms, but does not disappear.

O - Perhaps I miss the point, but this beer offers very little of interest. The flavors hit none of the points I recognize and value in my beer drinking. The sour elements were perhaps the only real interest, and they were quite muted. Out front was wood, but a little oak goes a long way. It wasn't a drain pour, but it was a disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 03:39:25 | More by Tsar_Riga
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Premo88

Texas

3.29/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

25.4 oz. bomber poured into nonic
(Batch #6 -- Dec. 2, 2013)

L: black-purple-red with no light, dark ruby red up to light ... very clear but a little debris floating in it (very little); almost no head, pours like it's flat ... tan foam reaches almost 1/4-inch thick but has huge airy bubbles in it, and the entire thing disappears quickly

S: super dry white wine ... sour grapes; as it warms, there's some wood-oak notes

T: oak, lemons, sour grapes, white wine -- it's like an oak-aged dry white wine ... quite sour and as different as anything I've ever tasted in the beer family. no typical hop or malt flavors ... the sour yeasty flavor dominates with some oak thrown in

F: watery, light, but the tartness and flavor makes this feel work fairly well ... it's got just enough carbonation to help fill it out

O: different. VERY different. i know almost nothing about the English dark mild, so it's hard for me to do any kind of expert analysis, but i'd imagine there's very little about this brew that tastes like an English mild. it is farmhouse all the way ... so sour

Jester King's commitment to the farmhouse yeast is commendable, even if some of their attempts at mixing styles don't quite work. This one is an interesting mix with some cool flavor, but it isn't the best I've had from JK.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 22:12:47 | More by Premo88
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Undated bottle at 55 degrees into goblet
Aroma – muted oak sawdust
Head average (2.5 cm), frothy, light brown, rapidly diminishing to a thin layer
Lacing good
Body medium brown with a distinct red cast when held to light
Flavor mild, with no obvious hops. In fact, other than an oakiness, there is no defining flavor present. The malt is not obvious, nor is alcohol nor diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, dry, carbonation lively.

Very sessionable, but why? There is nothing to recommend the flavor except, perhaps, to an oak leaf roller. What JK is doing is commendable, but this offering does not make it for my taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 13:09:55 | More by Ozzylizard
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed on 7/19/13 Bomber in snifter

A - Pours a dark brown with some red highlights. Has a two finger light tan head that dissipates quickly but a thin cap holds out.

S - Sweet malts and caramel upfront. Dark fruits, maybe some cherry? Notes of spice too.

T - Well I didn't smell any oak but its very prevalent in the flavor. Oak, vanilla, and malt dominate. Notes of caramel and molasses. Finishes dry. Flavors started to wear on me as the beer warmed

M - Very light body and high carbonation. Finishes dry, very drinkable.

O - Interesting and tasty beer. Flavors were subtle but enjoyable and beer is endlessly drinkable. I ended up knocking a few points off on it due to the flavors starting to wear on me as the bear warmed but other than that enjoyable and very different.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 01:56:46 | More by Profchaos20
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tan head. Color is a caramel hued brown.

Flavor profile: some caramel and nuttiness. Very bready. A lot of spices. It also has some fruitiness to it. Cherries stick out the most. Has a bit of oak showing. Maybe a slight infected flavor? Kind of rye like. A bit of smoked malt as well.

Mouthfeel: spiced and smokey. Lighter bodied. Medium amount of carbonation.

Overall, a very interesting beer. I don't know if this has been infected or if it's supposed to taste like this, but I don't like the slight cherry flavor in it. It'd be good otherwise.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 02:01:10 | More by mothman
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 11.12.13

A - Pours a dark cola brown with a foamy very light tan head with good retention.

S - Smokey, bready, toasted malts, some wood.

T - Smokey, burnt toast.

D - Very light body with good carbonation. Watery finish.

O - Very light and smokey. Not much oak shows.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 05:08:00 | More by HuskyinPDX
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superspak

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with cyde. 750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, pear, apple, raisin, chocolate, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, toffee, oak, light vanilla, herbal, floral, pepper, clove, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of malt, fruity/spicy yeast, and oak notes; and great strength. Taste of big caramel, pear, apple, raisin, chocolate, toast, brown bread, toffee, nuttiness, pepper, clove, oak, light vanilla, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, chocolate, toast, brown bread, toffee, oak, light vanilla, clove, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Outstanding robustness, complexity, and balance of malt, oak, and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a slightly creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 3.5%. Overall this is an incredible farmhouse mild ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of malt, yeast, and oak flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 05:08:17 | More by superspak
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.08/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Very dark brown with a orange tint to it, cloudy with an off-white head that rose to just about one finger's length.

Smell: light citrus scent with notch of hops.

Taste: Bland, has a lemon, bready and a touch of barley feel. Personally I am not a fan. It's just so light, no potency.

Mouth: medium carbonation that comes off little light. Not really that sticky and snitch dry.

Overall: Not my cup of tea, speaking it's kinda what it tastes like. Needs some retweeking or just start a whole new beer to show everyone how farmhouse is supposed to taste. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 20:23:30 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Three fingers worth of mostly even lush whipped light khaki colored head with a bit of a rocky top... Rock solid retention... Much darker than expected... It's a deep rich dark brown... Though a wee bit of lit still leaks in around the edges... A few stray carbonation streaks and bubbles can be seen towards to the top of the glass... The proceed at a moderate to slightly quick pace...

S - Interesting aroma... Starts with a subtle sweetness... Caramel... Brown sugar... It is quickly complimented by a strong allusion of wood and oak... The competing aromas then continue to play off one another with the woody oakness coming out on top by the slightest of margins... Rather unique...

T - In terms of aroma, the oak won by a nose (pun intended)... However, in terms of palate, the oak wins by miles... The oak dominates at the beginning, in the middle and at the end with little else shining through... There are some light bready notes and perhaps just a kiss of brown sugar that lingers beneath the surface... The oak further intensifies on the finish and lingers...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Lush... Sleek... Light carbonation... The finish has a touch of both chalkiness and dryness...

D - Loaded with flavor and character, especially given the modest 3.5% ABV... The oak isn't subtle by any means and dominates the beer... It's not a bad thing, but it seems to make this offering a bit one dimensional... A tasty and interesting interruption of the session beer genre, though I'm not sure it's something I would revisit with regularity...

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 02:28:04 | More by philbe311
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kojevergas

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Love the label art; it's got a good style to it - and that includes the art on the cap (which is my favourite of any cap art I've seen so far). 1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with branded brass pry-off cap acquired at Whole Foods HQ and served into an Independence Brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Austin, Texas. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; I know the brewery has a great reputation but it's really hard to pull off a good English Mild, and I don't know that oaking it and using farmhouse yeast sounds like a great approach. Batch #5 - May 20th, 2013. 3.5% ABV confirmed. OG 1.028. FG 1.002.

Served cold, straight from me fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as I pour.

Pours a two finger wide head of mocha/khaki colour. Nice soft complexion. Superb creaminess. Nice thickness. No real lacing as the head recedes. Head retention is fair; it lasts a good 4-5 minutes, but then it's 3.50% - not exactly a feat.

Body colour is a clear dark amber. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Heavy wood, though I wouldn't identify it as oak blind; it definitely gives off a distinct pecan wood character, with perchance some walnut in there too. Heavily nutty, with plenty of caramel, toffee, and abbey malts. I get some vanilla, cocoa, and wheat. Shockingly, abbey malts are dominant. The dry woody character is surprisingly present, and really lends an interesting dimension to the beer. Any hopping is minimal in presence and herbal in character. Brown malts.

No alcohol is detectable. I don't find any farmhouse yeast - or any yeast character at all.

An intriguing aroma featuring some shocking complexity for an English Mild. It's definitely got my attention. Moderate in strength.

T: Lovely pecan wood character mixes well with a hazelnut and walnut medley. The body is filled out nicely by some well-chosen abbey malts, brown malts, and toasted malt. Zero hop character comes through (true to style). I don't get any true brettanomyces yeast or farmhouse funkiness. No oak character. I think the malt selection is very innovative for the style, and I love what they're going for with the pecan notes, but the balance just doesn't come together in a gestalt manner. It's pretty cohesive, but it doesn't quite fit together seamlessly. I applaud the experimentation and innovation with the build, but I'm far from blown away.

No alcohol comes through.

Above average depth and intensity of flavour for the style. Average duration of flavour. Great complexity for the style, and above average subtlety as well.

I do like it more than most English Milds, but at the same time it's so far from convention that traditionalists will likely despise it. This is not the English Mild you'd find on draught in England.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Great presence on the palate for the style. Good level of carbonation. Nice body and thickness. Complements the flavour profile generally well, but doesn't come off custom-tailored to it.

Not oily, harsh, gushed, boozy, or hot.

Dr: While the pecan notes are a definite highlight and lend a wondrous aspect to the beer, I can't get fully behind it as a whole. I love the innovation and it's certainly unique, but it's just not that lovely to drink. It's actually fairly unapproachable for the style, and really misses conventions. Oh, and the "farmhouse" character suggested by the label? Nowhere to be found. Overall, it may be the best English Mild I've had in the last year. But it still doesn't deliver what it needs to to truly be great.

B-

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 04:52:58 | More by kojevergas
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RickS95

Indiana

2.81/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Much darker than one would expect given it's low ABV, but the pour is a clear dark brown. It's dark enough that you don't see how clear it is unless it's held near a light source. The head is beige and a finger thick, but lacks in retention.

The smells are subtle, even with swirling. Strangely, smells of veggies. Some dark fruits, caramel, and smoke.

I don't care for the taste. Reminds me of watered down cola, though the carbonation is there. Earthy tastes, with hops most noticeable in the finish.

Very loose, watery feel. Light bodied despite the color. High carbonation, prickly feel in the swallow. Lingering bitterness.

It doesn't work for me. Tastes and feels lager-like, with the exception of the carbonation, nothing jumps at me.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2013 02:00:20 | More by RickS95
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a belgian-style stemmed glass. No bottling date on bottle.

Appearance: Pours a translucent dark brown/raisin color and leaves a couple fingers of fluffy off-white head.

Smell: Figs, raisins, light grassy funk, light cherry, tree bark, mild oak.

Taste: Oak, tobacco, raisins, figs, nuttiness, light maple, light molasses, malts.

Mouth-feel: Very light body with a medium carbonation. Very smooth finish. Carbonation is a bit odd, it gives the impression of being artificially carbonated even though it is my understanding that it is not.

Overall: An interesting brew for sure. Extremely light body, and while the flavors are all fairly light, it has a pretty complex flavor profile. Plenty of woodiness and nuttiness along with some mild funk. Interesting, but not quite to my tastes - the tobacco/woody elements were not altogether pleasant for me. Not bad though.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 20:38:28 | More by Resuin
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

2.85/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint. This one isn't a gusher like the last JK I opened, but it is overcarbed.

2.75 A: Fairly clear deep amber color. Four plus fingers of foamy tan head. Retention is poor and no lacing is left.

2.75 S: Nose on this isn't really strong, but I guess that's what I was expecting. However, it also isn't very interesting. The main focus is a dry woodiness with herbal notes. It's not bad, just kinda boring.

2.75 T: Taste is also lackluster. I'm not saying this because it is 3.5%, I'm saying that because it can't hold up with any of the other session beers I've had. Again dry woodiness, a few layers of herbalness and not much else. Maybe a touch of toastiness.

3.25 M: Lighter body. Good moderate carbonation despite the appearance. Lightly creamy and smooth.

3.0 D: It's okay, but it's boring, even for a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 03:32:25 | More by DavoleBomb
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.71/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jester King Brewery - Commercial Suicide Oaked Farmhouse Mild, poured into a Fiddlehead snifter.

Look - Pours dark brown-black with see through around the edges and a big foamy head that runs away fast. Sticky lacing here and there.

Smell - Gently roasted Munich barley with quite a yeasty aftereffect. Oak notes.

Taste - Malty and syrupy, dark and roasted. Oak for sure here. Unfortunately the taste almost knocks this brew flat on its ass.

Mouthfeel - Slighty sticky roasted feel. Light to medium bodied. Very drinkable. Oak rests on the palate and mostly coats the mouth for sure.

Overall - Jester King has a knack for it and while this one isn't perfect, it is still a good brew. Milds are best enjoyed fresh off the tap, if I'm ever in the area I'll have to stop by and try it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 16:10:16 | More by JMScowcroft
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masonacoats

Louisiana

3.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - nice brown with good head and decent retention, especially for the style

S - wood, butter, malt, funk

T - follows the nose but with the butter taste over-powering. Not all-together pleasant

M - heavier body than expected given style and ABV. Better carbonation than most English beer which is definitely appreciated

O - interesting but not really worth a second try IMO

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 23:45:31 | More by masonacoats
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.99/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Served in a tulip-like glass, the beer pours a reddish/brown color with an inch and a half light tan head that stayed around for a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like bready and caramel malt, chocolate, oak, dark fruit (cherries), and some spice. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some nuts, vanilla and dark bread. Also, the chocolate is stronger in the taste than it is compared to the aroma. I thought the taste of this brew got better the longer it warmed up. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's easy to drink and is well carbonated. This is the 2nd Jester King brew I've tried, and I've liked them both so far. I'd like to try this one again in the future. $7.99 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 01:29:38 | More by bluejacket74
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 6/9/13

Split with Goblinmunkey7

Appearance: Unexpectedly, interestingly dark - a solid brown from a distance, some lighter tones when held up to the light - some clarity - pours with a big, creamy, beige head - keeps a borderline solid cap, leaves some decent streaks of lacing

Smell: Remarkably strange, even considering how weird this beer should be - some serious, ripe oak - like, fresh wood (not old barrels) - some strange saison notes - lightly floral - lightly tart and lightly acidic - some dark malts - very mild overall (intentional)

Taste: Weird and flavorful - loads of fresh oak - some dark malts, baker's chocolate - lightly tart with some yeasty funk, a touch sour - earthy, lightly grassy - mild but very flavorful considering the super-low ABV

Mouthfeel: Light, very drinkable, nicely carbonated

Overall: Clearly not worth drinking because it has less alcohol than Bud Light

This is a weird beer. But I like it. The oak is very interesting. And there is a lot of flavor in this beer, especially considering how mild it is. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 05:18:49 | More by angrybabboon
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to angrybabboon for splitting the bottle.

Appearance: Hazed brown. Some dark red and lighter browns at the edges when held to direct light. Head is a dirty off-white. Big carbonation on the pour. Head drops to a thin cap with a small smooth collar.

Smell: Light bready malts. A hint of chocolate malt. Some underlying funk. A touch of cherry. Oak and slight fruitiness. Musty hay and something almost like rocks. Minerals with some herbal elements. Very mild.

Taste: Clean oak and a very faint tart cherry. Mostly oak. Women slight funky elements. Herbal with a powdery yeast. Some grass and damp hay. Starts a bit more tart than it actually is. Mellows out through the sip. Did I mention oak? Malted seltzer water. Vague spicy and mineral element. Hits similar to an English mild.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with an effervescent moderate to high carbonation. A bit dry to start, but finishes super clean and mellow.

Overall: Commercial success.

Not the most interesting beer out there, but it's novel and tasty for what it is. Light and easy drinking but carries enough flavor to keep me sipping. A good, if not great bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 05:04:32 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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GPHarris

Alabama

4.01/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a two-fingers thick light tan head into a tulip glass that left a thick ring of lace throughout. the body was a deep mahogany color.
s - wheat and oak dominate the aroma.
t - oak, spicy, with a sweet cherry flavor.
m - medium and bubbly.
o - lots going on here for a 3.5% beer. really nice one.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 15:32:52 | More by GPHarris
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark brown with a off white almost tan head.
Aroma is initially oaky and caramel and Munich notes.
Taste is woody and winey and a bit of smoke and some strange phenols from the yeast but its not off putting in any way. A little thin but that was to be expected. Nice session beer that I'm glad I bought. Leaves you thinking but gives you room to move around and drink the whole bottle. Valient effort. Don't understand the low scores(

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 14:26:50 | More by MRsojourner
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out as a murky brown color with a light tan head on top. The retention is and lacing on this beer were impressive and long lasting. The smell gives off earthy toasted malt aromas as well as some subtle oak in there as well. The taste is malty and dry, slightly bitter but a bit one dimensional. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, good level of carbonation but very dry. Overall it's a decent beer but nothing I'd seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 16:33:10 | More by Knapp85
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice fluffy 1.5 finger head that fades pretty quickly initially, but then slows and maintains a nice almost 1 finger head with nice lacing, very dark molasses brown colored beer with some ruby light sneaking through.

Nose is unique, it has some English red ale like aromas, with red malts, caramel, toffee, toasty, candy malts, with some herbal hops, slight vegetal and earthy, but that all quickly fades to tons and tons of buttery oak, and light toasted oak that just overpowers everything else quickly and after a few seconds you can't even tell there's a beer under there.

Taste starts with a caramel sweet candy malt, molasses as well, with a light sour malt flavor in the middle, reddish malts mostly, little toasty and candy flavored, and light buttery toffee, faint yeasty. Then into hops, light herbal hops, little earthy, mild bitterness. Then again just overpowered by oak, toasty buttery oak, as well as a slight medicinal flavor that I can't put a finger on what the real off flavor is... the sour malt flavor increases the more I sip it, a bit yeasty, and just a touch of an earthy farmhouse flavor. Finish is dry, very dry, lingering bitterness from light earthy hops, a bit of a candy flavor, with some yeasty flavors, and a bit more buttery oak.

Mouth is med to lighter bodied, plenty of carb.

Overall meh, nothing really special, I like that they tried something new but this doesn't go far, malts are meh, hops are even more meh, yeast could be nice if it brought more flavor other than the yeasty flavor, and oak just overpowers everything to the point where all you really get is oak and light sour candy malts.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 22:01:32 | More by jlindros
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle I brought to share at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and some roasted nut aromas. Taste is much the same with nutty flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is flavorful and easy to drink for the ABV.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2013 04:12:13 | More by UCLABrewN84
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from bottle into a Hill Farmstead oversized wine glass. Poured a massively dark brown with a two finger light tan head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bread, fruit, wood, and subtle spices. The flavor was of sweet malt, bread, fruit, spice, dark chocolate, and subtle wood. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was apretty decent brew. I went into this one truthfully expecting to find something awesome in this one. What I found however didn't really jump out at me like I would have hoped. There was a nice bit of things going on in this one which was nice to find. Really wish there would have been a bit of dark fruit going on in this one to balance it out some. But hey, you can't win them all. Definitely worth your time if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 22:35:30 | More by thagr81us
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ngeunit1

California

4.28/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black-brown with a finger of frothy khaki head. Fades fairly slowly.

S - Sweet caramel and chocolate malts, oak, Belgian yeast, some mild spices, nuttiness, and some dark fruit esters.

T - Sweet caramel and chocolate malts, oak, Belgian yeast, pepper, other spices, nuttiness, dark fruit esters, vanilla.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, oaky, and spicy finish.

D - Nice oaked mild. Great overall balance with a different mix of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 05:01:25 | More by ngeunit1
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