MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark brown, frothy white head. Stinky grapefruit nose, light and cardboard, lightly infected. Flavor is more infection, light chocolate and malt, bit milky, chalky finish.
obguthr (3318) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weak chocolate nose. Clear brown, thin yellow head, good lacing. Earth and moss flavor, nothing too wild. I prefer a hoppier brown, but this is respectable.
wedgie9 (1666) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted on 4/7/11 from a bomber bottle. Pours clear amber with an average tan head that slowly recedes to thick, even lace. The nose is nutty chocolate malt with lightly bitter burnt aromas as well. The flavor is the same nutty chocolate and burnt bitterness with the addition of some hoppy bitter notes. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long and bitter chocolate finish.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear, deep brown-ruby-amber colored body with an inch thick, creamy and foamy, light tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is pretty solid. Chocolate, medium sweet caramels, toasted nuts, some bready cookies, and a hint of roast. Some lighter floral hops and fruits with a bit of citrus and wood. Flavor is more hop forward with a good amount of woody and earthy hops. Still maintains a nice, soft malt backing with chocolate, toasted nuts, and some bready caramels. A bit of a citrusy orange, florals, and a light roast as this finishes dry and fairly bitter with a nice bready sweetness to balance. Lengthy aftertaste following a soft, very smooth, medium body with a hint of chewiness and a soft, somewhat creamy, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid brown. Nice bready caramels and chocolate with a solid bitterness. I enjoyed this one.
jimhilt (2341) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a five+ finger cream head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Almost clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is light nut, flavor is roasted coffee. Decent brown. $6.49 for a 22oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
bseribeer (128) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasantly surprised with Clown Shoes. This new brew was released in February of 2011 and its a winner. Pours a hazy brown with a pillowy, tan head. Aromas strong of coffee and chocolate. Medium body, with with a rather bitter finish. Lots of chocolate and coffee notes. Overall, this brown will not disappoint. Almost like a hybrid of an IPA and chocolate stout.
Cletus (6251) - Connecticut, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown wit a tan head. Smells roasty with some spicy hints. Tastes of spice, bitter, some roasty hints. Bordering more on a black IPA than a brown ale.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some caramel, nut, roast, light orange/earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, orange/grapefruit, some roast, bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, light creaminess.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear amber body with a tall dense beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roastiness, caramel, nuts, and bread. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, grass, florals, and caramel malt with a dry, bitter finish.
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, bottled March 2011. Pours slightly hazy, very dark orange and red, with a small latte-colored head. Aromas of pine, earth, cocoa, and dark roasty malt. The flavor is spicy pine and slightly bitter dirt and bark. Smooth, with medium carbonation and body. Good stuff.