John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale - Cold Spring Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
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
3.65/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
02-23-2013 00:12:14 | More by King_KongDCO93
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
3.53/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
12-30-2012 01:22:20 | More by yamar68
3.18/5 rDev -13.4%
Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.
The Spelunky drinking game can easily get out of hand... Anyway, this stuff pours a lightly-brackish sienna topped by a finger of glowing off-white foam. The nose comprises toasted caramel, toasted coconut, buttery biscuit, and light wood. The taste holds notes of toasted oak, toffee, bad brandy, and light grass. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, an okay beer, but one that just doesn't utilize the brandy spirals very well, and one that seems to ignore the possibilities of the style blending (what was the point of that, anyway?).
12-19-2012 01:11:09 | More by TMoney2591
3.13/5 rDev -14.7%
Bottle pour at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.
Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, fruits, and a slight brandy aroma. Taste is much the same with a slight tartness. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average better with a better smell than taste in my opinion.
12-02-2012 06:24:25 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
750 ml bottle poured into a pint.
9.3% ABV, Brandy spiral aged.
Review from notes.
A - Tons of carbonation feeds the dense off-white head while wispy lace remains on the pint above the clear amber mahogany beer.
S - Cream aroma with nutty, earthy notes, lactose sweetness faint banana, and no alcohol presence. Simple and oaky.
T - Tannic oak with amber malt and cream flavor finishes nutty and smooth. Faint dark fruits emerge as it warms.
M - Smooth and medium bodied with almost no alcohol perception and faint bitterness on the finish.
O - This brew shows no signs of brandy but the oak spirals certainly come through. A good brown but too much alcohol makes it a sipping beer you won't want a lot of.
11-25-2012 15:59:31 | More by BeerFMAndy
John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale from Cold Spring Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.