kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Octaine Espresso Brown
Date: January 05, 2012
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: dry roasted coffee aroma, light chocolate
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, touch of chocolate, plenty of coffee, balancing sweetness brings out more of the chocolate
Overall: lots of coffee but not so strong as to cover up the brown ale base beer
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Delivered to the table a very dark brown body with a very thin, beige head.
Smell: A noted robust espresso note atop a nutty-scented, roasty mix of malts with a sliver of bakerís chocolate.
Taste: Smooth espresso with ground up toasty bread crusts and a light, ineffectual chocolate accent. Low sweetness overall. Mildly leafy hops, low bitterness. Dry, roasty (both from the malts and espresso) finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Lightly carbonated.
Overall: Pretty good!