Ed5388 (2197) - 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.
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.
Lukaduke (2317) - 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
doublebock (509) - 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.
JStax (3172) - 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.
pushkinwow (2062) - 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.
tderoeck (5030) - 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...
SlackerMads (1681) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Murky brown with a thick bubbly beige head. Aroma is nuts, chocolate, toffee, dark cherries, blackberry, spicy, coffee, skumbanan, roasted malt. Taste is near heavy sweet, medium bitter and light fat. Medium+ body, oily/syrupy texture, soft+ carbonation. Sweet all the way, but has some roasted malt bitterness to balance it a bit. Good soft warming brew.
Furseth (1969) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,7L Bottle: Thanx MR Rask! Dark clear colour, big creamy head. Aroma has a nice coffee, dark choclate, burned.fruitnes. some alcy was there to. Flavor had a nice sweet malty mouthfeeling, dark chocolate, and coffe, a bit smokkeynes was there to. Medium to full body, medium sweet malty/rasiisns alcy finish. Well done indeed!!