swoopjones (5726) - 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 (5059) - 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 (1863) - 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 (11158) - 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.
Elwood (3079) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Giant Leesburg. It pours a deep brown with a huge foamy tan head. Overcarbonated it seems. The nose has a slight nuttiness with some sweet malt notes, a bit of herbals, and slight glue note. Very bitter and slightly metallic on the tongue. There are lots of herbal hops, but less from the malt side. Some nuttiness. And that glue note comes back as well. Light to medium body with too much carbonation and a long, bitter finish. This one is drinkable but out of balance and not one I will be going back to.
KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, dark brown with off white small head.... the aroma is nuts, roasted malt.... the flavor is dark fruits, nuts, roasted..... thin...... light bitter finish....