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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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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

acurtis, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

djrn2, Aug 01, 2013
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.

Cylinsier, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Samaurer23
2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

Samaurer23, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of hinemk76
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

hinemk76, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -19.4%

ejimhof, Jul 27, 2013
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!

OWSLEY069, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of BRD14
4/5  rDev +7.5%

BRD14, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Jenkster4
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Jenkster4, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of thegerm87
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

thegerm87, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

whatname, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of dunkler
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

dunkler, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -19.4%

smartassboiler, May 26, 2013
Photo of ColdWaffles
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

ColdWaffles, May 15, 2013
Photo of kguard
4/5  rDev +7.5%

kguard, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of koes0024
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

koes0024, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of josephwa
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

josephwa, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of jefftuck47
4/5  rDev +7.5%

jefftuck47, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

pkalix, Mar 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Zachtheporter, Mar 13, 2013
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.

King_KongDCO93, Feb 23, 2013
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.

jera1350, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of Rick760Sd
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Rick760Sd, Dec 30, 2012
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.

yamar68, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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?).

TMoney2591, Dec 19, 2012
John Henry Colonial Cream & Brown Ale from Cold Spring Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.