TheJester (2175) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 mL bottle. Translucent, almost opaque chestnut brown. Just a film of beige head left after settling. Malty, nutty, earthy nose. Proper brown. The flavour is brown sugar, nuts, sweetish up front. Kinda juicy, but not in a fruity way. Some hops. Big body for the style, and has a silky mouthfeel from the oatmeal. Some bittering hops in the finish. A little dry, but not metallic. Nice beer.
jesperhammer (3495) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16-MAR-2011, bottle @home, from "Whole Foods Orlande. It is Esthers birthday.
Served to please Morten - the brown alian:-)
Very agressive brown ale. Not just the usual charamel taste but also a lot of cigar (!), hoppy bitterness, peppars and spices.
One of the best brown ales I have had, though I am not a big fan of the style
mcberko (9348) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, sent by FuckSociety (thanks Sebastian), pours dark brown with a reddish hue and a small beige head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, nuts, berries (raspberries especially) and oats. Flavour of oatmeal, nuts, caramel malts and sweet berries. Quite nice.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is a deep shade of brown. Nose is mostly of coffee, potentially espresso, with a little chocolate note. Taste is mostly of the espresso character.
chris21274 (11) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown/black. Nice coffee/roasty aroma followed by the same taste. I taste a hint of chocolate, no cigar :), but a definite espresso character. No hop aroma. It’s thin on the palate, but I like my brown’s thin - it’s a surprise even though there’s oatmeal in it.
It’s worth seeking out if you can find it. It tasted better on draft than from bottle (go figure).
FROTHINGSLOSH (5523) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured dark brown with a large foamy tan head that lingered and produced good lacing. The flavor was sweet with notes of cigar, cherry, tobacco, and an odd tangy presence that was hard to identify. The flavor was tangy, woody, malty and nutty with notes of cigar, light chocolate and a light earthy cedary undertone. The finish was very long. Medium body. Very interesting. Tastes like a cigar shop smells.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep mahogany in color with a medium sized off white head. Head fades fairly quick. Aroma contains caramel and oats. Slight fruitiness is present, too, that seems to lend a sour element to the aroma. Taste is creamy, with oats, and slightly nutty. That slightly sour element is present towards the beginning of each sip, but quickly fades. Too light in body and almost a bit watery.
BOLTZ7555 (2969) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Ravenous Pig. Chestnut pour produced a small tan head that left a spot or two of lacing. Aroma and flavors show cocoa, oats, and caramel...really well done brown ale but nothing terribly exciting.
GMCC2181 (1554) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BD55... Poured into a pint glass. Dark brown in color...lets some light through. Small head...Nose of candy brown sugar, raison and some slight roastiness to it... Taste is just aiiighhtttt..... Brown sugar, toast, oatmeal raisons some nuts... Texture on the thin side, medium carbonation. Thanks brian!**** In memory of Big Tom "I dont give a rat ass" Farrow!
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Compliments tothe ole Bootlegger himself, DrBayern! Bought this at Whole Foods in Tampa and made it back to NC without drinking all of it! Quite a feat for him!
Pours a dark brown, with an off white head that laces nicely and hangs on to the top of the beer, floating like a lily pad! Aroma is malty. It was a bit too cool to start with, so I had to let it warm some.
A great choice! The head came back somewhat, the taste was malty, and smooth on the palate! Really felt nice in my mouth. A slight bite on the back side.
Only thing that would have made this better is if DrBayern had brought me back a really nice hand rolled stogie to chew on while I enjoyed this nectar!