jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
New entry to Chicago, lets check this out... A nice looking beer, a dark brown wit h a great light tan head that has lacing for miles... light aroma, nutty smoke, roast, if stronger would really enjoy... the taste has tons of hoppy, a really nice hope brown. roast and nut are gone through, tastes like an ipa with a bit of caramel
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet toffee nose with raisins and just a hint of plastic-y green beer. Taste is moderately sweet, moderately bitter, a bit metallic, some toffee, some raisins.
Travlr (9825) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Hazy brown color. Aroma of dirty caramel. Taste is caramel and pepper in an odd combination.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a thick brown color with a small off white head that recedes to a small ring. Nose is caramel, brown sugar, cola. Palate is full with a nice bite and a decent chewiness. Flavors of cola, floral hops, brown sugar, molases, light nuts, and caramel.
williamherbert (1163) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is chocolate: oily ans syrupy. Crumbly cookies, slightly burnt. Hint of roasted plums.
The fluffy meringue of of head lasts forever. Brownish brick red. Thick and cloudy. Head is astounding. Scant lace.
Dates, plum, raisin flavors. A chocolatey base, roasted, nutty and well-malted. Hazelnut. Sweetish finish, with can sugars.
Feels oily, buttery smooth. Creamy and milky. Touch of pleasant grit. A really beautifully balanced beer: by turns roasted, nutty and slightly sweet.
jkwood04 (2923) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours opaque brown with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of caramel and cereal, but the hops are strong with a hint of citrus and floral notes. This is a really hoppy brown ale with a strong caramel malt presence. Average texture. Probably one of the best brown ales I’ve had.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Sunset Grill as Double Brown Angel. Pours cloudy deep amber with a small tan and creamy head. Aroma is dark roasted malty, slight breadish. Breadish flavoured, slight bitter and vague caramelish. Bitter and roasted malty finish.
HonkeyBra (2857) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown opaque pour with minimal offwhite head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, maple syrup. Fair amount of sweetness, brown sugar. Flavor is roasty and chocolate, but medium sweetness. Almost like a porter, but a bit too sweet. Maybe a touch of caramel and bread as well. Has a leathery smokiness towards the finish. Medium bodied, somewhat slick on the palate. Finishes with a bit of hops. Interesting. Different. Pretty nice.
Cavie (3548) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy Cryotek. Pours a clear reddish color with a tall beige head. Aroma is wet malts and sugary grains. Light sappy hops can be sensed on the nose. Flavor is slightly smoky and sugary grains that fades into a bittered hop.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from a trade on BA - thanks! Nice caramel brown pour with a very appealing creamy head. Looks well wrought and the nose is pretty nice too, soft malts and some sharp spicy hops to boot. Mouthfeel is medium, with a touch of heat and a semi-slick finish that allows the sweetness to come through. Hops come across as a bit paper in the taste, combining oddly with the molasses notes I also detect. I do enjoy it qua hoppy brown but something about the leathery quality of the whole left me less than fully satisfied.