John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale - Cold Spring Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
4.65/5 rDev +26.7%
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.
09-22-2013 21:35:07 | More by JennyFury
4.46/5 rDev +21.5%
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!
07-13-2013 15:38:40 | More by OWSLEY069
4/5 rDev +9%
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.
08-05-2013 01:17:59 | More by Greywulfken
4/5 rDev +9%
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.
09-18-2013 02:48:34 | More by RockAZ
3.98/5 rDev +8.4%
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.
02-17-2013 01:41:42 | More by jera1350
3.85/5 rDev +4.9%
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!
08-15-2013 21:25:28 | More by jwc215
3.8/5 rDev +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.
05-06-2014 03:49:09 | More by superspak
John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale from Cold Spring Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.