thirdeye11 (5488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber thanks to Cavie) clear copper.ruby pour with very thick head. Nose of sweet grain, caramel, honey and herbs. Taste of dry toasty grain and caramel. Balanced overall and a nice linger. Good brown ale.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
POurs light brown with notes of light malt that shwocases a deeper carmelized sugar base that drives some decnt hops. Layers are there as you get the malt, bitter hops, and then some nuanced coffee and choclate.
swoopjones (5644) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Chestnut brown pour, dark malts lead a pretty underwhelming aroma. Flavor is roasted maltiness,and light chocolate. another example of a style that doesn’t necessarily needs to be imperialized.
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint glass from a bomber. Pours a dark brown, foamy head. Has a hoppy/alcohol aroma. Tastes better than it smells. Fairly smoth for a double brown.
caesar (4950) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark brown color, medium brownish head. Aroma of caramel malt, bit fruity, mocha, chocolat, lots of brown malt? Slight floral and citrussy hops. Slightly sweet, slightly roasted, quite malty, citrussy bitterness. Quite dry finish. Nice stuff.
TheJester (1794) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 mL bottle. One of the best browns I’ve tried. Looks and smells the part, and the flavour is rich and filled with nuts, chocolate and caramel. There are clearly some earthy Brithops in there, and there seems to be a touch of piney American hops in there as well. The only drawback is that the body could be a little fuller. Overall, an excellent example of the style.
jsled (28) - South Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
P: 4/5. Clear rich garnet. Minimal pale brown head, receding quickly and
A: 3/5. Rich brown. Malty. Coffee. Tobacco. Alcohol.
F: 7/10. Rich roasted malty. Lots of tobacco, tar, deep roast notes.
M: 3/5. Pretty thin. Some amount of lingering on the tongue in flavor, a kinda
dirty bitterness. Not wonderfully pleasant.
O: 6/10. Okay.
thewolf (11128) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Havnens Vin & Tobak, Vejle.
Clear redish chestnut with a lovely, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has caramel, chocolate and fresh peachy hops. Lowish carbonation, dry and pleasant creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, sweet, lots of fat milky chocolate, light roasted malts and hazelnuts. Good bitterness with notes of pine and peach. Yum.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle from Total Wine. pours reddy brown in colour with huge frothy tan head. aroma and taste are weighted to bitter, bitter hops and bitter roasted malt. lots of alcohol present
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish-brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is caramel malt. Taste is caramel. Nice balance but nothing sticks out.