mkel07 (4526) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. There’s a big deep fluffy white head of latte coloured foam atop a dark tea coloured beer. Big chocolate and roasted malt aromas are very nice as is the flavour with a mild bitterness and bitter dark chocolate flavours.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: April 01, 2012
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma, robust hops, citrus
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, dry, earthy, heavy citrus, plenty of bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
Marheb (3534) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En arôme, les houblons fruités prennent une place surprenante, oranges, abricots et fleurs contenu par un mur de torréfaction. En bouche c’est moyen avec un fini très floral pour accompagner le caramel et sucres denses.
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Over carbonated pour. Chestnut brown body with a huge, frothy off white head. Nose is very nutty which is perfect for a brown ale this big. The main feature though, is caramel biscuit and light floral tones. Very nice nose to it. The large dose of nuts is portrayed in the taste with a lot hop bitterness coming into play. Toffee underneath it all. Nice. Would be great if it wasn’t for the oxidation
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Jeckyll’s Beer Lab. Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Aroma is bread, chocolate, and roast. Taste is nutty, astringent, and bitter with a little roasted nuts on the finish.
ccex (1121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle pours a clear brown with big frothy tan head and good lacing. The label looks more like an early 1970s album cover than a beer label. Nose has banana and grapefruit. Aroma is quite different and fairly complex: lots of nuts and roasted or caramel malts. Taste is neither sweet nor bitter; I can detect a little brown sugar and some hoppiness. and body is at most medium. Slight carbonation and slightly slick mouthfeel, but easy to drink. I enjoy porters and stouts, so this was an unusual and good one which I will revisit.
jtclockwork (11796) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a lovely dark brown with tan head. Nice lacing. Nose/taste of mixed nuts, burnt and roasted malt and some caramel notes. Some juicy citrus mixed in on the mouth feel. Finishes a bit dry. Medium body. Nice beer.
Borup (8980) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mikkeller Bar. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, fruit and hops.
Blairgus (3571) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
20 apr 2012, bottle. Light nut brown and faintly hazy. Nose is slightly alcoholy brown ale. Toasted banana bread and alcohol. Med/thin body and rather fizzy. Some ground coffee, dried toast, and some alcohol. Too fuzzy but nice otherwise.
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ChainGangGuy (4600) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Bottled 1/2012.
Appearance: Pours out a deep, dark medium-brown body beneath a tall, foaming, light tan-hued head.
Smell: A central deep breadiness, fairly toasty in the scent, streaked by hoppy notes of spice (white pepper), florals, and pithy tangerine peelings.
Taste: Bread, toasted grains sliding towards a roasty chicory-like taste given a thin layer of sprinkled toasted ground nuts. Near nil sweetness, though a very, very low hint of brown sugar that races by the tongue. A mix of florals and spice wrapped up in a big orange, tangerine-flavored bow. Moderate bitterness. Scant grassiness. Drying, bitterish, toasted finish with a light lingering hint of mint leaf.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: As expected, it was a hoppy brown.