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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
good

73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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Photo of JennyFury
4.65/5  rDev +26.4%
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.

JennyFury, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of therealsikes
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

therealsikes, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of TheDarkKnight
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

TheDarkKnight, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of OWSLEY069
4.46/5  rDev +21.2%
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!

OWSLEY069, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of WaterCzar
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

WaterCzar, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of LarryMyers
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

LarryMyers, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

krome, May 13, 2014
Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

jgunther71, May 15, 2014
Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Zekenyce, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of dunkler
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

dunkler, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Wally1912
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Wally1912, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of JeffONeal
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%

JeffONeal, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of jefftuck47
4/5  rDev +8.7%

jefftuck47, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of JT99125
4/5  rDev +8.7%

JT99125, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Greywulfken, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of kguard
4/5  rDev +8.7%

kguard, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of Jenkster4
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Jenkster4, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of RockAZ
4/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

RockAZ, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of Zachtheporter
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Zachtheporter, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of GeoffreyM
4/5  rDev +8.7%

GeoffreyM, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of pkalix
4/5  rDev +8.7%

pkalix, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of dragomni
4/5  rDev +8.7%

dragomni, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of BRD14
4/5  rDev +8.7%

BRD14, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of jera1350
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

jera1350, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of jwc215
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
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!

jwc215, Aug 15, 2013
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John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale from Cold Spring Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.