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.
garthicus (2894) - 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.
stjamesgate (196) - 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.
thelynchfella (199) - 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
Beermack (725) - London, ENGLAND - 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.
Creedence (287) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - 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!
dawoz (24) - - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is dried fruit and booze. Dark brown with no head. Taste is sweet and malty with some fruit.
Overall a drinkable beer. Would order again.
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Beersiveknown (4987) - 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?
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Brown, tan head, creamy settles to a viscous thin crema on the surface. Coffee, chocolate nose. Flavour follows the nose, with some resinous hop bitterness thrown in. Oily texture, flat carbonation, long lush oily finish. Another decent one.
culchiem (3445) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a large tan head. Aroma is dark jam. Flavour is toasted malt, dry burnt fruit on a lingering dry bitter finish. Palate is dry burnt.