UXO (259) - CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear slightly red-tinged deep amber with two fingers of loose beige head, great retention, moderate lacing (5/5). Nose is caramel malt, mild coffee, chocolate nibs, piney and citrus hops. (8/10). Taste is mild sweet malt, moderate bitter (8/10). Medium to full body, soft sustained carbonation, with a lingering bitter finish (4/5).
Yeah, that’s a sexy brown ale. Far more hop character than a traditional brown ale. The malty character is present, but tempered by both the coffee and chocolate, as well as the piney and citrusy hops. Definitely more interesting than the traditional English brown. (15/20)
llkc (424) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Duft: karamel lidt mørkt malt. lidt humle.
smag: karamel lidt lime, citrus. lidt nødesmag. kakao. en smule smag af citrus på det lidt ubehagelige måde
AmericanHobo (48) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice brown color with small cream head. Crisp floral aroma. Taste is far more hops than malt. Missed the style, more Double IPA than Double Brown
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Julie really do not like. V. V. C. C.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Pretty nice robust hoppy brown. Looks like your average brown ale but there’s more chocolate, coffee, and bitterness than usual. The citrusy American hops are a little odd, but it kinda works."
SpongeRuiner (745) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a light chocolate color tinted with a dark fruit. A light mocha colored head with a spotty lacing. A nutty mild chocolate aroma with a background of some light citrus hops. At first sip a nice creaminess is present with a tropcal note full of carbonation on the tongue. As it settles the chocolate mouthfeel takes over with a very small chocolate taste. The darker flavors that come later are a bit overpowered from the original hoppy taste and feel. A lemon flavor comes in at the end that is almost lemon tea flavored. Not sure if this one is particularly to style exactly but oh well. A very weird brew but I did enjoy it. I knew there was a reason I grabbed this one. Clown Shoes definitely keeps me guessing.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2161) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared at my Summer Plunder Tasting by Mick. A dark brown almost black pour with a thick fizzy tan head. Chewy malts & sweet nutty caramel in the nose. Great soft round sparkling carbonation. The taste is soft cocoa, nutty, a bit tangy chewy malt goodness. Nice.
MrFecesious (998) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Cloudy burny brown, with a massive rocky off-white cap and thick lacing. Aroma is pine and citrus rind hops, with some very roasty caramel. Earthy and rooty. Taste is relatively bitter, with a balanced sweetness. Creamy mouthfeel, long dry finish.
alobar (2804) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Great flavor with roasted malt, nuts, chocolate, and hint of pine. Very nice.
Travlr (12253) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Hazy brown color. Aroma of dirty caramel. Taste is caramel and pepper in an odd combination.