Blairgus (3383) - 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 (4551) - Marietta, 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.
TizzleJizzle (732) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Big Texas Beer Fest. Aroma of coffee, nutty malts. Cloudy brown color. Has stout-like characteristics: roasted caramel, chocolate malts. Lingering taste on palate. Not a bad brew, just doesn’t taste like a brown
gunnfryd (12593) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. aroma is dry, hay, hop, roasted malt, peach, caramel. Flavour is is hop, hay, roasted, peach, orange, caramel, coff. Full body. Nice beer.
stangger (615) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Light brown pour. Malty, nutty aroma. Nice, strong flavor of almonds, caramel. Bitter hop presence dominates the finish. I love strong brown ales and this is A Good one.
Martinus (3841) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark red beer, beige head. Malty aroma, quite sweet, generous hops, coffee, roasted malts, bitter chocolate and ash. Sweet malty flavour, bitter hops, milk chocolate and mocha. Silky mouthfeel, Finish caramel and roasted malts.
Not your typical brown ale, but as it isn’t my favourite style, for me that isn’t a bad thing.
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT3, Oirschot. Courtesy of Benzai)
abcfan (832) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent brew, but doesn’t quite "do it" for me. Pours brownish red with a nice eggshell colored head. Aroma is nutty and roasty. Taste is full of nutty and toffee notes with a bit of coffee. Finish is very sticky bitters.
fabel_beer (11) - eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
mooie bruine kleur met een mooie witte schuim smaakt lekker naar koffie chocolade en lekker romig van smaak
gam (3632) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big biege head block like dark misty red brown pour medium carbonation with aromas of rich caramel earthyness chocolate fruit hint of vanilla the flavours medium bitter sweet caramel rich chocolate citrus bitter finish main aftertaste strong bitter not much else seems unbalanced sweetness does not come through well
bth122 (1340) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle, Poured a brown copper color, full head. Small coffee flavor, hazelnut, caramel in the aroma. Light sweetness, Light bitter. Med body. Ave carbonation. Creamier Texture. Its got a good mouthfeel and taste of light cofee beans, hazelnut, caramal malt, with lingering floral hop. Pretty good stuff.