corkyrory66 (322) - BELGIUM - JUL 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bon Secours. Au secours...
Flip top bottle … and a complete flip for the taste...
Cette bière ne peut rien démontrer sauf un niveau de stout banal.
Quels étaient les intentions de ce brasseur ?
Que dire de pareilles pitreries par rapport aux brunes que l’on peut
trouver parmi les bières brunes belges ?
Et pourtant la couleur était jolie, les bulles étaient jolies, la mousse
était jolie, les arômes étaient jolis sur la pomme de terre avec une
pointe de fruits noirs (groseilles, cassis).
Mais voilà, une vraie bière n’est pas que cela...
Goûts très monotones sur le foin brûlé.
Levure beaucoup trop soft pour une brune.
Finale sans équilibre et sans originalité...
Comment coter un pareil flip flop....flip top....floc floc....
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a thick creamy head. Treacly aroma and flavours of brown sugar, toffee, dark fruits and alcohol.
BlackHaddock (2887) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tall necked brown flip-top bottle: 33cl. Poured into a Hoegaarden Grand Cru badged stemmed tulip two years before it’s best before date of July 2013.
All this breweries beers seem to explode out the bottle, this one was no exception. This time I was ready for it and didn’t lose a drop, the sediment however comes up with the rest of the brew, so you get everything in the glass.
Dark rustic brown body, too deep in colour to see through (plus the sediment is in there somewhere. Huge light brown head on top, which left plenty of lacing as the beer level sank during the tasting.
Aroma of burnt, roasted and toasted malts, without the sweet molasses smell often found in Belgian brown ales.
This isn’t a sweet brown in any way, those malts in the smell hit you hard in the taste and a tart bitterness comes along as the mouth dries: this is more complexed than your average Belgian brown.
The alcohol content can be found easily enough, as the body isn’t as rich and deep as the brew indicates by looks. Still fine, but this isn’t a thick, heavy brew at all, it isn’t watery either.
I enjoyed it.
BeerCast_Rich (1809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[330ml bottle, Cornelius Beer&Wine, Edinburgh] Opaque brown beer with a decent head at first, but fast-reducing. It looks disconcertingly like a glass of gravy. Thick, sweet molasses on the nose, alcohol as well. Plenty of rich, sweet flavours - sweet molasses and burnt caramel, with sweet yeast and alcohol. There’s some balance in that aftertaste, as I get plenty of umami bitterness as well. Decent enough - far nicer than the blonde 
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head, small to medium, thick, beige
Colour: dark brown
Smell: ooh nice , chocolat, sweet malts, caramel, candy sirup ,mmm
Taste: just what i expected , very good beer , righ amount of alcohol , very rich and deep chocolat flavour with caramel notes , jummy !!
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Dolphins Umeda. Dark, dark brown, flat color, as opposed to glossy. Nice head. Slightly roasty nose of chocolate or cocoa, dried fruit, peaches. Flavor of fudge, cocoa, raisins, licorice, a bit of coffee and fresh fruit. Slightly oxidized with a slightly funky earthiness. SMooth and full with fine carbonations. Finishes dry and earthy. Interesting and nice.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium brown color, thick beige head, solid lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, caramel, butternut. Taste is chocolate covered caramel bon-bons. Nice.
zacgillbanks (1465) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Coppers in Newcastle. Very dark brown in colour which pours with a very large foamy head. Very strong candy sugar and warming red fruity favours with toffee, currants, liquorice, chocolate and strong alcohol in the finish.
luttonm (1755) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
.33l bottle from Kuca Piva in Zagreb. Rich brown, hazed redness, with foamy brown head. Rich aroma off the top, cherries, dark fruit and a bit of smokiness and coffee. First sip is exactly this, really nice. effervescence and sweetness counter the fruit and alc-slick malts. The aftertaste is bitter and mellowing, but still sticky, slightly odd. But very tasty beer, would enjoy this any time.
Grzesiek79 (2723) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
roasty, cereal, leaves, cooked vegetables, skunky, smoke, coffee, brown, black, sparkling, brown foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, umami, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,