Leighton (12625) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Paul and James at Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels, late on Saturday night (Sunday morning) during the pre-wedding celebration. Pours brown with a thick, off-white foam. Bit of toast and leafy hops in the nose. Decent flavor, medium sweet, with toast, dry caramel, bit of bread, mild dirt and leaves. Medium bodied with average to high carbonation. Mild dry finish, some toasted leaves, light cocoa and caramel. Doesnít blow me away, but itís OK. Some lingering dirty, floral bitterness.
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has floral and light pine aroma. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a thick, lasting tan head. Has some coffee-like character but the resiny hops dominate in the favor. Not picking up much from the amarillo. Although an American brown, pushes towards a black IPA. Carbonation is a little prickly and strong. Medium mouthfeel. Bitterness in a fairly long finish.
SPDickerman (1012) - Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark brown with a large tan head. Smells almost exclusively like bready malts with hints of hop notes. Taste is sweet, malty, hints of chocolate, caramel, toffee, with a nice mild hop profile. Medium-bodied with a smooth, wet texture and very soft mouth-carbonation, Clown Shoes Brown Angel finishes with a nice, mild sweetness.
bhensonb (11800) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Half Time. Pours dark brown with a creamy 4 finger beige/tan head. Aroma (through a lot of foam) is dark malt, chocolate and probably resin hop. Full bodied. Flavor is lots of hop, chocolate, maybe a touch of coffee, definitely pretty darkly roasted malt. It has that brown ale malt flavor, but mixed with other things. Floral finish? Canít say no, but the flavors are so strong Iíd never have seen that on my own. Complex and amazing ale.
jmohno (1170) - Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottled 05/11.4 finger khaki head med brown with red highlights.
Aroma of a bright floral/citrus- a light fresh crispness.
Taste seems like a typical brown light bodied and seems thin for a double-but sessionable. For the description of layer upon layer of malt i would say its someone one dimentional and not malty. Something off though with a metallic mineraly sharp quality to this(too much carbonation?) light roast toast malt light roast/mild lightchocolate, drying light roast finish with an obvious bittering Tangy hop taste..A bit bland but a decent beer. Tangy sharp citrus/pine hop bittering with a drying roast.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vinoís. Pours a beautiful brown colour which shines an amber red colour in the light. Thick yellowish, light tan head and a hoppy pine aroma balanced very nicely with coffee, chocolate and roasty malt. Hops are quite upfront again flavour-wise with pine, pineapple and grapefruit leading into roast espresso coffee. Quite bitter with lingering alcohol, roasty malt and coffee again. Very tasty!
deyholla (7315) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a clear brown with an off white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dark bread with backing roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor starts with sweet chocolate and dark bread but has a bit of a pine hop finish.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark. Holds a nice white head. Malty aroma but still agreeable. Not too sweet, and some nice hop aroma is still present. Taste is malty, coffee, balanced, and a little metallic but pretty good overall. Good bite. The finish is a little watery but still has a lot of flavor.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, thick and lively amber with a chunky beige head. Aroma is autumn-harvested hops with light chunks of earth on them. Flavor is a thin ribbon of coffee in a glass of roasted malt and nuts with swirls of hops. Autumn-esque in the finish. Average mouthfeel. Not usually a fan of brown ales but this one ainít bad.
oc4111 (119) - USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with dark copper highlights. Smells of hops at the beginning with a slight hint of spices at the end. Taste is piney hops with a nice malfunctioning finish. The hops give it a clean, dry mouthfeel. Some brown ales overdo the malt and it becomes too sweet. Pretty good.