ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a cloudy brown with some red-orange mixed in and a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts, roasted coffee, brown sugar, fruity yeast esters, nuttiness, some citrus hops, and a hint of booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of sweet caramel malts, fruity yeast esters, and some citrus hops. Through the middle, roasted coffee comes through with a touch of hop bitterness, some nuttiness, and some more fruity yeast character. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel malts, roasted coffee, coffee bitterness, some mild citrus hops, and some fruity esters.
M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a roasty, bitter, and dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good brown ale with the coffee adding some nice complexity and depth.
bulldogops (2236) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #1875 - 2015.08.31 - Draught - Three Boars. Pours a rich copper brown with a tan foam. Aroma is coffee grounds, earth, woodsmoke. Palate is mild caramel toffee, strong earthy roasty coffee. Extraordinary depth of coffee flavour, decent bitterness. Lovely stuff.
Marc280 (46) - - JUN 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice clear brown with tan head. The aroma is full on (in a good way) with a big boozy hit along with coffee and chocolate. Big coffee taste along with sweet malt. I seemed quite thin in mouthfeel to me. So others say chewy, I wish I got that because that is was seems to be missing for me. Fairly low carbonation. If you’re interested in styles, not sure that I really fits a Brown Ale more Brown IPA. Good but had higher education expectations after tasting some of their other beer.
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep clear brown with low off-white head. Aroma of coffee, light chocolate, light roasted malt. Taste is sweet and chocolatey with a mellow bitter finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.
AgentAle (1528) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is deeply roasted malts, caramel, toffee, fig, vanilla and coffee. Taste is chewy sweet roasted malts with coffee , chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Light tartiness on finish. Appearance is black with a thin beige head that retains fairly well.
bhensonb (14073) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours darkly ruddy with a slight beige head. Light coffee aroma with some complex hop. Med body or better. Flavor is moderate coffee, hops mostly from under the Southern Cross, and some mild darkish malt. Not exactly dry; lightly bitter. Flavors are complex, and arguably subtle. Not sure how to view this, so benefit of the doubt. Good drink. I mean it tastes nice, but what am I supposed to think about it? BoD!
Camons (10196) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours very dark brown with a fading tan head, some light lacings. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, nuts. Flavor is light sweet, malty, caramel, coffee, light roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, nutty, sweet dried fruit, little alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation, light sweet finish with light warming alcohol. 050316
nilsas (3329) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lukt: Frukter, drops, krydder og honning.
Utseende: Gyllen kastanje brun.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Kaffe, krydder og honning.
Hvor: Nydt@Tasting kveld hos Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@8%, Når@27.02.2016
KeefOz (1533) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
BB 14 12 16. Poured a clear dark red-brown with a one-finger beige coloured dense foamy head that retained very well and laced well after each sip. Carbonation moderate to high with fine to medium bubbles. Aroma strongly of chicory and not much else. Taste of roasted coffee and sweet caramel with hints of brown sugar and dark fruit; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. Smooth with a creamy mouthfeel and subtle coffee on the long finish. Very good.
Koelschtrinker (17273) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malzig-herber Beginn, weiche Kaffeenoten. Karamell, eher geringe Würzigkeit, Die Kaffeenoten steigen ein wenig. Wässrig süß, dann trockener, insgesamt harmonisch. Gelungen! 10/10/11/11/11/11
AshtonMcCobb (5205) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Stuu666.
Appearance - dark brown with a nice fawn head.
Nose - dark chocolate dominates coffee.
Taste - creamy milk chocolate with just a hint of coffee.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry balanced finish.
Overall - lovely beer.