AWISLguy (2075) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ck1 - thanks bro! Pours an unclear honey-brown with a tannish head. Lots of spotty lacing. Aroma has brown sugar, toffee, some cocoa and a strange tannin odor (that normal Anchor-ness?). Taste is of sweet caramel, dark fruit, bread and some alcohol. Sticky. Very sweet. Finishes dry and somewhat short. Not too exciting - had better browns, and it is not that exciting a style to begin with.
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1st Feb 2016: 355ml bottle into a Chimay badged chalice at home. Lovely red hue to the clear body, on top a lightly tanned blanket of foam. Malty molasses rule the nose, their sweetness controlling the flavouring too, mild bitter aftertaste from the citra hops they used (no citrus fruit notes though), but the malts fill the mouth and your senses really and the aforementioned bitterness is also due to the roasted malts in the brew also.
BrewGoblin (630) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautifully reddish-brown, Brekle’s tastes more like a non-spiced Belgian Dubbel than the American Brown I was hoping for. Instead of bready, biscuity snap, I am treated to a flavour and aroma of raisins and prunes, toffee and white toast. A nice creamy mouthfeel makes up for my pseudo-disappointment.
Renobob (1462) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue en bouteille de 355ml. Couleur brun rubis. Nez fort sur le café et le pruneau. Palais beaucoup plus léger, malt, café et houblon discrets. Bière subtile bien équilibrée.
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thuis. Stroef, hout, herfstachtig, maple syrup, poederig. Backlog from 2015/08/07.
jamestulloch (2683) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brown body with a thick beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, flower petals and carrot cake. Flavour of toffee, brown sugar, fig and a light, floral hop finish. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Rich flavour balanced by an intriguing hop choice.
Manslow (749) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Butelka 0,355l Kolor ciemnobrązowy, piana nikła. Aromat owocowy, karmel w tle, lekka kwaskowatość piwo dobrze ułożone, delikatne, mocno palone słody, dobre piwo ale brown to nie moja bajka.
Ascelja (467) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33l from Koupák Neratovice. Deep red to brown body, medium off-white head. Aroma of rowanberries, dark malts, another red berries. Taste is slightly bitter, sweet, tart and sour in great balance. Tart rowanberries, red berries, malts. Medium body and carbonation.
Nice balanced and really rich flavoured dark ale.
Rotin (471) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,355l. A bit cloudy, dark red/brown colored. AROMA- sweet, fruity and honey, red berries, dark fruit, caramel. FLAVOR- dry, lightly fruity sour, bitter in finish, red berries, rowanberries, caramel. Medium to full bodied.
pitch992 (44) - SLOVENIA - NOV 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
resin, floral, citrus. very strong resin aroma that overpowers the caramel, roasty, toffee flavours of malt. amber, hazy, white to off white head, minimal head. the hops again overpower the malt, lots of resin, some tropical fruits. from the malt i could sense toffee, caramel, some raisins. medium body, creamy, slick feel, lively, long finish, ok bitterness. quite nice but the dry hop aromas stick out too much, could be more balanced.
IOzh (60) - Kyiv, UKRAINE - NOV 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Pours dark copper colour with small white head. Aroma of malts and lots of caramel. Medium body with soft carbonation, light bitterness and sweetness. Great beer.