BeerandBlues2 (10775) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Max’s. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy tan head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and chocolate malt, dates and figs with earthy hops. Flavor is malt and hop balanced with dark fruits and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
BOLTZ7555 (2967) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was totally expecting something different given the beer’s name. Thought that I’d pour a 24 karat elixir with bright pungent citrus bursting from the glass. Instead I got a chestnut body with a mahogany core and a latte colored head. Mocha, cocoa, roasted coffee, and resinous piney hops are all present. Distinct. Interesting. Not a bad brown!
morri (250) - NORWAY - APR 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Schouskjelleren. Reddish brown body. Small tan head with good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and bread. The best brown ale I?ve tasted so far, although it?s almost like a stout. Feels excellent in the mouth, but the alcohol taste becomes dominating. Very balanced and good.
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Dark copper with a golden crown. Hoppy aroma with sweet caramel. Burnt sugars within malty sweetness with a decent load of fruity hop character, pineapple and grapefruit notes. Surprisingly malty -- didn’t expect this to be a brown ale, let alone a good one!
jtclockwork (10827) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from State Line. Pours dark brown with tan mocha head. Nose and taste of citrus, grapefruit rind, toasted brown malt, cocoa, coffee, toasted grain and roast. Medium body. Mildly bitter finish.
rlgk (13385) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks to larsniclas. Clear amber beer with a nice beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, cocoa powder, vinous notes, licorice, some raisins, bitter hop notes. Roasted chocolate flavor, bitter hops, caramel, metallic notes.
bb (7510) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark brown beer with a big dark cream head. Dark malt aroma. Citrus and light cocoa flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Caramel and light cocoa lingers with citrus.
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Dark brown pour with small bubbly tan head. Nose and flavor marked with caramel, roasted coffee, piney hop, citrus, mango and pineapple. Smooth and medium to high attenuation. Very good.
wlajwl (4618) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is grapefruit, citrus/orange and sweetish malts. The flavor is grapefruit (along with a pulpy texture), citrus/kiwi/tropical fruit, mild candy sweetness, malts and a tangy and slightly sour finish.
baraciisch (2300) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown in color... Aroma of citrus and oak... Flavor is citrus with roasted notes and malts on the palate... Interesting beer