Travlr (16791) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Busboys and Poets. Very dark maroon with a medium beige head that lingers. Aroma of cocoa and vanilla. Flavor is butterscotch at first, then roasted coffee and pine nuts. Very rich and tasty. On of the nicer Dogfish Heads.
harrisoni (15643) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from a trade with a non-RBer. I mean in what way is this a brown ale? Yes, it’s a nice beer, but really an Indian Brown Ale, what is that? It’s a malty choccy beer, a strong (stout) porter perhaps, but a brown ale? Growing up in the pubs of 1950s East Cheam, brown ale never tasted like this, or am I confusing myself with Tony Hancock again? Innit marvellous! Or perhaps there’s a joke here that I’m not getting? It’s got some American hop on aroma and then a rich lush dry malt mouthfeel and flavour and yet remains with some juiciness. Crunchy milk choc malt. As much as I like the US beer scene, sometimes I’m left in complete disbelief. Anyway, forgetting the IBA problem, is the beer any good? Reminds me a bit of Wychwood Hobgoblin with a bit more hop and alcohol, an Imperial Hobgoblin perhaps. Bit too syrupy on the malts maybe.
yngwie (15606) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. A dark brown beer, unclear, and topped by a dark beige head. It’s roasted and lightly piney on the nose, some coffee and a touch of the alcohol. Roasted malts, coffee notes, some brown sugar and a good dash of piney, resiny hops and bitterness. Full body, soft carbonation and semi-dry on the palate. Lasting roasted finish with a fine bitterness. A quite wonderful amalgation of beer styles. I’d say IPA and brown ale, even though the brewery says scotch, IPA and APA. 150621
saxo (15074) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, nuts, roast malt, bitter hops, little flowers and has a bitter finish.
Dedollewaitor (14838) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Pours dark brown with a small creamy head. Roast, caramel, fruit and a hoppy finish. Chewy malty - nuts and caramel. Tasty!
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Clear deep amber beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel and chocolate aroma, cocoa powder, vanilla notes, roasted, toffee, hop notes. Hoppy roasted flavor, caramel, chocolate, cream notes, grassy hops, floral, cocoa powder, some licorice. Full bodied snd really tasty.
Theis (14610) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear red/brown head - white head. Roasted, berries, caramel, nut, pleasant, light hoppy finish.
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2009 Bottle, 7.2%. Vinous aroma, roasted, smells a little lagered. Clear dark brown colour. Small stable light brown head. The flavour is nicely roasted, slightly sweet. Not as vinous as the aroma, but still a bit vinous. OK balanced. Roasted aftertaste with a good deal of barley bitterness which gets a bit rough after a while.
Rasmus40 (14397) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 050214
brokensail (13755) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pours a very dark brown color with some reddish highlights and a thin tan head.
S: Smells really roasty with some nice chocolate and earthy hop notes. There is a strange aroma that seems to be chlorine, but it’s sort of in the background. Some pretty decent coffee notes too.
T: Lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a bit of coffee. Pretty bitter with a nice earthy hop profile. A nice toffee flavor and some toasted malt notes.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: The strange chlorine thing was a bit of a black mark on this beer, but otherwise, this is damn good.