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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Brown Angel comes at you with three levels. At the heart the beer is layer upon layer of pure, delicious malt. Columbus and Amarillo hops add an intense hop presence while a final layer of East Kent Goldings delivers a delicate floral finish. This is NOT your old school brown, but a rather sexy American interpretation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GoufCustom (1654) - HONG KONG - AUG 26, 2016

650 ml bomber bottle at abv 6.9% bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.

Looks: Clear deep amber colour with a thick crust of yeast sediments; Explosive three and a half finger head with crumpety light beige foam which lasts for 4 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with very fizzy carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant and spicy rich amber malt, with strong sweet caramel, strong sticky toffee, strong cinnamon, nutmeg, strong dark chocolate, cocoa, citrus, orange, floral, sugar, dark bread, strong yeast, light lemon and grass. Wow!

Taste: Close to medium sweet strong amber malt, with strong roastyness, strong caramel, red fruits, cinnamon, strong spices, resin, wood, floral, molasses, strong dark bread, yeast, strong lemon, quite strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: Mid to full body. Slick, smooth and oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Strong amber maltyness in a solid and smooth background. Very roasty and Bock-ish. Good red fruit base with lots of caramel, then truck loads of hops take over with strong spices, cinnamon, resins, wood and fresh grass. Moderate sweetness, very dry bready with strong lemon to round. Right on excellent!

Hoppiness: Strong cinnamon, nutmeg, citrus, orange, floral, and grass in nose. Resin, wood, cinnamon, strong spices, floral, strong lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is strong and dynamic for a lasting, high astringent oozy malty finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Spicy, oozy and bitter to mouth.

Comments: This IBL sure packs a punch, start with very impressive head, very malty and roasty with reinforced spicy aroma and oozy lemony hops. Malt taste is not as fantastic as the chocolatey aroma but saved by fine cinnamon and woody hoppiness. It works well from start to finish. I love it and I want more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4338) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2016
2015 bottle served in a goblet. Clear red-brown body with a large, foamy tan head that leaves a partial coat of lacing on the glass. Very good retention. This "double brown" is, thankfully, double the malt bill (I guess) but not double the ABV of a standard brown. Americanized with enough hops to add flavor, bolster complexity, and leave this malt bomb leaning slightly more towards bitter than sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (922) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 650ml from Big Ridge Liquor Store. Tasting with George. Pours a dark brown with a white head. Aroma and taste are caramel, dark fruits, toffee, smokey (especially in the taste). Burnt, stout-ish aftertaste. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (4190) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
Brown pour, large off white head. Great pine Aroma, soft soapy Aroma, some subtle citrus, and some decent herby cereals. Good mouth feel, solid carb. Finish is nutty, with some subtle pine aromas and carnage cereals. A quality brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ctplt777 (475) - - MAY 8, 2016
Definitely the best tasting brown ale I’ve had in a long time, or even ever. It’s way more complex than your average run of the mill brown ale. The aroma is full of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and caramel. The amarillo and columbus hops are definitely present in this, and add a nice citrus taste. It’s interesting because despite the big chocolate, coffee, vanilla and caramel, the citrus isn’t off putting or weird. Overall, this is an awesome brown ale and way better than most of the ones out there. Tons of awesome flavors and aroma’s work great together. Cheers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (3055) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2016
Pours a deep brown with a large foamy mocha head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, roasted nuts, vanilla, brown sugar. Taste is very well balanced between caramel sweetness and hope bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
electrotype (654) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2016
Très houblonnée que cette brune! La deScription est très exacte. Un liquide un peu trop mince à mon goût mais raffraichissant, présentant à la fois un côté torréfié et un côté "houblons américains" affirmé. Je ne suis pas un grand amateur de ce style, de ces hybrides étranges comme peuvent en être certaines Black IPA, mais je peux comprendre que certains y trouvent leur compte. L’alcool est caché à merveille et c’est tout de même intéressant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (2949) - SPAIN - MAR 31, 2016
Bottle 65cl / Botella 65cl. @ The Beer Garden Store, Madrid, España. A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro. T/S: Roasted malt, sweet, nuts, slightly hoppy / Malta tostada, dulce, frutos secos, ligeramente lupulado.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (986) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Another good brown from Clown Shoes. Pours a nice warm dark brown from a bottle, off-white head with lots of lacing. Nice caramel maltiness, a little coffee note, good floral hoppiness with some lasting bitterness. Heard they’re going to retire this one so thought I’d grab a bottle, glad I did. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6903) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines tasting rooms; dark brown pour with a massive frothy light, aroma has milk chocolate, taste has chocolate, dark fruits, bitter finish.

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