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

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John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale
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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 11-25-2012)
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Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of Samaurer23
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of hinemk76
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.46/5  rDev +19.9%
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!

Photo of BRD14
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Jenkster4
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of thegerm87
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of dunkler
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of ColdWaffles
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of kguard
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of koes0024
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of josephwa
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of jefftuck47
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of pkalix
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Zachtheporter
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of King_KongDCO93
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

poured into a grand snifter

A: dark amber and can't see through the glass, with light off with head that mellows out yet still has some effervescent carbonation

S: lots of vanilla and sweet fruits aroma.

T: creamy and subtle oak characteristic. Getting some caramel, malty but with some upfront bitterness that lingers away. Also getting some berries taste. Very complex to pin-point the complexity of this beer.

M: slightly carbonated, mild booziness, and med-large body.

O: Well balanced of cream, malt and hops.

Photo of jera1350
3.98/5  rDev +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.

Photo of Rick760Sd
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of yamar68
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark amber with a khaki finger of foam that laces well with a bit of legging.

Caramel, bourbon type liquor aromas, leather, vanilla, molasses... interesting. Smells pretty smooth. Not sure what to expect from here...

Hmm... again, it's unique. Toffee and caramel layered over a rather harsh brandy heat, a good amount of oak, some sweet grain flavors, finish is hot.

Give it a go if you're interested. It's certainly one of the more interesting 5 dollar 750's that I've had. Cold Spring definitely gets more flack than it deserves sometimes.

John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale from Cold Spring Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.