bigben873 (163) - Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
March Madness 2015 - A nice brown ale but a really sour finish that is overpowering. So much potential but it doesn’t work for me.
ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
March madness 2015. The aroma is not strong with coffee the most dominant contributor. The ale itself is smooth with good roasted malt notes. The roasted malt and hops work together nicely. The finish is not overly bitter.
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (70) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really decent brown ale with great caramel look, smell, and taste. Off white head sticks around with lacing all the way down. Really enjoyed this Dogfish Head version.
Yorker (1598) - Herning, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear reddish brown with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are toffee, caramel, and dried fruit - with a slightly dry finish.
willisread (834) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Mitsuya’s poured into a tulip pint. Pours a dark chocolate brown color with a big beige head. Nice lacing. Sorghum, brown sugar, prune, currants and roasted grain on the nose. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied leaning to the sweet side of the palate. As it warms up the fruit really stands out. Really solid brown ale.
hopwine (535) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is dark bread/sweet. Flavor is same plus orange marmalade, mild citrus rind, roast, nutty, caramel accents, pine accents. Solid.
cargo150 (1022) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur brune foncé avec un col beige respectable. Aromes de noix,caramel,herbes,café. Respectable mais rien d’incroyable!
ARH (830) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2015 12oz bottle poured into a belgian tulip. The aroma is a malty chocolate and roasty coffee initially, but the chocolate fades. Coffee aromas remain in the form of fresh beans and are joined by earthy grains, brown sugar / molasses, gingersnap cookies, and raisins. The beer is crystal clear, oily, and lightly effervescent with a deep, dark, and rich caramel brown hue. It’s topped by an off-white, soapy head that retains a thick ring, a frothy foamy surface, a leaves a moderate, messy lace. The beer is a balanced, medium bittersweet. It’s smooth with a light, prickly carbonation, and a medium body. Lightly smokey flavors of raisin and cooked brown sugar merge with coffee and a light biscuit biscuit note on the palate. It finishes with a syrupy chocolate, roasted coffee, and cooked brown sugar blend, as well as a light charred note. The aftertaste is lightly astringent as well as cloying with a sticky sugar character, and light flavors of coffee, clean ginger, and bread.
demannu (187) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Relatively unique experience. Not sure if it is a good unique or not. Can clearly get traits from both the malty scotch style and the hoppier IPA/pale ale styles. I typically like the complex brews but this is almost too much to hold together. Definitely not something i can drink often. A rather confusing drink for me. Each sip seemed to taste different so i can’t quite figure this one out.
leghorn99 (115) - Livorno, ITALY - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
E’ dì un bel colore marrone scuro, molto intenso, con riflessi rossastri; la schiuma è poco presente, fine e di colore beige. L’aroma è interessante, complesso, pulito e raffinato. In evidenza cioccolato, caffè, tostature, sentori terrosi, prugne disidratate, zucchero di canna, melassa. Il gusto non si discosta di molto, riproponendo note di tostatura, caffè, leggero cioccolato, uvetta, prugne secche. Ha un corpo medio, una carbonazione contenuta ed è molto gradevole e morbida in bocca, lasciandosi bere molto facilmente. Alcool non pervenuto, appagante retrogusto lungo e morbido di caffè e di cioccolato.