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John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale - Cold Spring Brewing Co.

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John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale
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BA SCORE
83
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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cold Spring Brewing Co. visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 11-25-2012)
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JennyFury

New Jersey

4.65/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is pretty sweet. I like it. Nice and smooth. 83 is too low of a rating. Dummy beer snobs be like I don't like this shit cause it not exclusive enough. Dummy's don't know. Give it a try. Taste good. You wont be disappointed. Very nice. Das it.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 21:35:07 | More by JennyFury
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TheDarkKnight

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +23%

01-25-2014 20:58:36 | More by TheDarkKnight
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clean orange-ish brown color with a light tan head. In the aroma, caramel, milk chocolate, and a sweet brandy flavor. In the taste, creamy caramel, milk chocolate and a small sweet brandy like presence. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry oak and sweet cream in the aftertaste. A touch sweet, but really nice!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 15:38:40 | More by OWSLEY069
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WaterCzar

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

10-27-2013 21:17:23 | More by WaterCzar
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

11-02-2013 18:14:23 | More by LarryMyers
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krome

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-13-2014 16:22:19 | More by krome
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jgunther71

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-15-2014 13:08:25 | More by jgunther71
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-12-2014 04:20:08 | More by Zekenyce
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dunkler

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-14-2013 20:58:01 | More by dunkler
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Wally1912

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

11-27-2013 23:22:29 | More by Wally1912
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jefftuck47

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-23-2013 04:23:28 | More by jefftuck47
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JT99125

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.3%

08-18-2013 13:48:10 | More by JT99125
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Greywulfken

New York

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: into a pint, poured a deep dark brown with highlights of orange; couple of fingers of tan head clung a bit to the glass with finely bubbled sheets

S: vapors of brandy, sweet malts, musky herbs and earthy fruits

T: rich earthy malts, caramel sweetness, hints of dark fruit, cinnamon sticks, and cold weather holiday spices, chewy fruit cake-like bread

M: medium-weight, slick, slightly coating, faint stick in the corner of the mouth

O: a nice beer combining aspects of cream and brown ales - interesting, and a worthy drink, but depending on your personal palate, may or may not be a beer you'd go back to.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 01:17:59 | More by Greywulfken
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kguard

Iowa

4/5  rDev +9.3%

04-25-2013 04:06:08 | More by kguard
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Jenkster4

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-27-2013 16:06:52 | More by Jenkster4
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RockAZ

Arizona

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great beer for $5 ! Sweet, toffee caramel creamy taste with a nice wash at the end that was a little dry and grape like. 1st half of the 750ml bottle was alone, 2nd half was a chaser for Courvoisier and a nice white scotch which it handled very very well. This was an interesting beer, many have tried to use the brandy oak barrels for seasoning and the result has not turned out as well as this one. Wish I could say more about it, I do recommend you try it if you have been interested in any of the barrel aged stuff. Would love to try this on draft.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 02:48:34 | More by RockAZ
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-13-2013 06:29:54 | More by Zachtheporter
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-09-2014 15:20:34 | More by GeoffreyM
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pkalix

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

03-17-2013 22:40:25 | More by pkalix
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dragomni

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9.3%

09-29-2013 22:41:01 | More by dragomni
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BRD14

Illinois

4/5  rDev +9.3%

07-02-2013 02:14:31 | More by BRD14
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep mahagony with a creamy layer of tan foam that clings all over the sides of the glass.

Very wine like smell. Grape juice, dark fruits, mild wood.

Wine like flavor as well. Boozy grape juice, dark fruits, toffee sweetness, hoppy at the end.

The carbonation is wonderful. Velvety smooth. Medium full body with drier finish.

I'm really surprised by how good this is. I can't understand how it's so fruity and grape like from a brown and cream blend aged on oak and bourbon. Surprising, but in a good way. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 01:41:42 | More by jera1350
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours chestnut brown with a thin creamy head that holds up well. Ample lacing sticks.

The smell is of bourbon and brown sugar - slightly roasty.

The taste is of bourbon mixed with a solid brown ale character. Slightly roasty, sweet brown sugar with bourbon/vanilla spicing.

It has a creamy, smooth full body. Alcohol is relatively well-hidden, with some peppery notes.

This is a nice sipper!

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 21:25:28 | More by jwc215
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, raisin, plum, red grape, brandy, vanilla, light oak, herbal, yeast/oak earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast ester, and light-moderate oak notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, vanilla, raisin, plum, red grape, brown sugar, biscuit, oak, herbal, light chocolate, and oak/yeast earthiness. Slight earthy tannic bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, vanilla, raisin, plum, red grape, brown sugar, biscuit, oak, herbal, light chocolate, and oak/yeast earthiness. Very nice complexity of dark/bready malt, fruit yeast ester, and brandy oak spiral flavors; with a great malt/oak flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, fairly slick, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good oak aged strong ale. All around nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, brandy oak, and fruity/earth yeast flavors; and smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2014 03:49:09 | More by superspak
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

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

75 cl

Pours a deep amber with a yellowish head, fairly fine.

Smell of nuts, mildly sweet fruit, and oak.

Oakey flavor with some hints of brandy and a creamy element. Something like plums in there too.

Medium to full body with a mild creamy carbonation. Alcohol is masked fairly well.

A pretty decent and interesting ale, doesn't feel as strong as it is but packs a bit of a punch as you go through it. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 22:46:57 | More by Cylinsier
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John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale from Cold Spring Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.