CloakedDagger (277) - - JUL 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear, dark orangey brown with a dense, creamy lacing, beige head. Roasty, nutty aroma. Medium body, roasty, nutty, slightly ashy with a dryish finish. Decent for a Brown Ale.
Beersiveknown (2097) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from drinkstore
Pours opaque cola brown with thin beige head. Rich chocolate, cocoa and prunes with a touch of sweet spices. Medium body and carbonation, milk chocolaté, burnt toast, some menthol, dry red berries, some leather giving a long dry finish. Some licorice and burnt paper on warming, a porter dunkel hybrid?
Creedence (221) - Cork, IRELAND - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Bradley’s. Pours a murky cola brown with a thin and quickly dissipating off-white head. Lovely enticing aroma of chocolate, grass and molasses. Medium chocolatey sweetness, and a light smoky undertone too. Quite well balanced. Smooth chocolatey finish with a lightly fizzy palate. Really great brown ale, very exciting stuff coming from the Brown Paper Bag Project!
thelynchfella (22) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured very dark brown with a quickly fading off white head. Sweet, malt, chocolate, slight coffee aroma. Tastes of chocolate, hazelnut, coffee and caramel. Sweet and malty with a bitter finish. Great to see irish breweries finally making good full flavoured beers. Well worth trying
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: very dark brown, thick lush brown head. Aroma: chocolate, quite rich, leather, molasses, vanilla, toasty, smells great! Flavour: creamy mouthfeel, deliciously rich chocolate and leather, coffee, vanilla, mocha, taste sensation! Earthy and cocoa, vanilla with a lovely long rich and nutty finish. You guys have hit it out of the ball park. Well done.
ACD (527) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown pour (near black) with thin off-white head and plenty of lacing. Aroma is full of chocolate, dark vinous overripe fruits, light vanilla pod, earthy notes, roasted malt. Taste is a big old hit of chocolate, light coffee, roasted malt, light vanilla pod, vinous/prune notes, earthy/herbal bitterness. Fairly full mouthfeel - great natural carb. Lingering chocolate and earthiness in the aftertaste. This is a first class American-inspired brown ale - BPBP are brewing some good stuff.
BogBoyJD (1) - IRELAND - MAY 28, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge 3 finger head. lasts 1/2 way down. Fades to nice lacing. Chestnut
Chocolate, butterscotch, creamy. Slightly astringent. Nice
Taste is the same. Solid brew. Didn’t know what to expect, was pleasantly surprised.
stjamesgate (33) - IRELAND - MAY 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nut brown with a tan film.
Chocolate, leather, brown sugar and toast on the nose - deep.
Molasses, camp coffee, more toast, and buttered rum then a grassy hop cut.
Carob finish and earthy, branch finish.
Medium-full, chewy, round.
Big! Neither an IBA nor Newcastle, but a thing of it’s own. A touch too sweet, but interesting and satisfying.
More chocolate comes out on cask; at the Secret Beer Garden festival, Dublin.