wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2013 Pours opaque brown with a khaki tan head. The aroma is toffee and malt. The flavor has a tiny burn at it’s finish but has a sweet toffee, caramel flavor. Super smooth on the tongue.
rhooks81 (5) - savannah, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
malty roasted nuts. very dark. brown head. good lacing. paired with filet mignon. nice meal. too bad I cant get this beer locally
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Finally getting around to drinking this one. Big thanks to Tricyclist from the chapter 3 local for local swap. Pours a murky dark chestnut brown color with a finger or tan head. Aromas is nutty, with notes of chocolate, roasted malt, and molasses. Taste has a lot of hazelnut, followed by caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, and a roasted coffee finish.
JStax (3244) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a murky brown with a beige head of billowing foam. Lots of foam. Aroma is earthy, nutty, roast, and wine. Taste is a little vinous, but the roast notes bring this beer back on track. Sweeter finish than expected. Very spritzy mouthfeel.
doublebock (514) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Deep dark brown color with extremely thick beige head. In fact the head started at 3/4 of the glass and it ended up rising over the glass
Aroma: Smells like chocolate malt balls
Taste: Complex layers of flavor for a nut brown. A heavy layer of malt with hazelnuts, leather and a nice coating chocolate sweetness on the finish.
Overall: A very hearty nut brown ale more reminiscent of a doublebock. Alcohol is very well masked.
Lukaduke (2374) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep burnt umber with a thick foamy head... Lots of nice roast great silky mouthfeel nutty, soft chocolate, raw peanuts, vanilla, spent coffee grounds, malt and a touch of earthy chewing tobacco on the finish.
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Nutty, malt, vanilla and chocolate.
A: dark in color with a tan head.
T: taste cocoa, vanilla, nutty, and some bitter at the end
P: full mouth feel, drinkable
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now this is a brown ale to write home about. Bolita is malty sweet, but far from cloying, boasting heavy notes of vanilla, caramel, and walnuts.
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
18/III/13 - 75cl bottle from Domus Birrae (Rome, IT) @ home - BB: n/a - 2011 vintage or earlier (2013-254)
Clear purple to red brown beer, big frothy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: cola bottle candy, citric acidity, Rodenbach like aroma, cocoa powder. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish start, leather, tobacco leafs, mocha, little bitter, dark chocolate, lactobacillus. Aftertaste: hint of caramel, tobacco, pretty sour, mocha, coffee. I’m pretty sure the beer got infected, this sourness was not intentional, yet it works for me. Since I’m a sucker for Flemish Sour Red ales...
pushkinwow (2100) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Light brown, cream head. Light sweet malt with chocolate, lactose, toffee, somewhat nutty, smooth. Moderate body, mild carbonation, sweet, bit dry, some hazelnut on the finish. Tasty.