EithCubes (5461) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught from the LZR WLF. Dark brown pour, light beige head. Nose is woody, light chocolate and toffee nose, reminds of a trail mix brew. Lightly juicy, bittersweet but somehow hollow inside (a little too silky?). Medium body, touch of stale/sour tang, but very good overall.
blomster (285) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head.
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, alcoho. Smells really goodl. Caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt in the taste. Fairly light body, abrupt finish. I can’t help but feeling dissapointed when drinking it...really nice aroma but it doesn’t live up to that all the way through.
HenrikSoegaard (12850) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Light swet and bitter flavor. caramel and nutty notes. Woody. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving Glass: Poured from bottle into pint-like glass.
Appearance: Rich chocolate brown with a slight reddish cast. Moderate sized tan head with very slight lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, chocolate, oats and some coffee and nuts.
Taste: Heavily roasted for a Brown, with lots of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Slight oat and English-style hops.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium creamy body, semi-dry finish.
Overall: Delicious ale even if it is almost more of an Oatmeal Stout than a Brown Ale.
saxo (16189) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, nuts, malt and hops.
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with a small brown head without noticeable carbonation. A very brown ale indeed. The aroma contains molasses and nut, a hazelnut aroma. The smell is also heavily malty, making for a rich aroma well appreciated. The taste is a dark and sweet malt that tastes like coffee. If you think of this beers origins you can imagine a hearty cigar tobacco leaf taste. It is thick tasting with a fair share of hops to interfere with the alt. Palate is heavier than your usual ale but not overly sweet or sticky. Its a decent gimmick ale and stands out in the weak Florida brewing locale.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(swingtop courtesy of HOPSHUNTER, sampled 4/1/10). Dark brown color with ruby hue. Medium tan head, which is mostly diminishing. Moderate toast malt aroma. Flavor of the same, with light caramel. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Thin/slick texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium to dark brown with a healthy tan head. Aroma is on the fruity side, but the flavor reveals a whole different story of complexity. Cardboard and lightly toasted nuts, old-tasting, old multigrain bread. a little bit of rye bread. Light-bodied and smooth, rather dry for the style. It makes sense that they used oats, I believe I have recognized some of these flavors before in brews that utilize moderately-toasted oats.
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle someone shared at the August Houston RB Tasting. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Nose is roast malt. Taste is roast malt. Mouthfeel is medium-thin. Unremarkable.
D_i (36) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little disapointment. OK smell and a nice brown colour, but the taste is to small in my mouth.