DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Decent doppelbock, on tap at the Los Angeles Beer Festival 2014, dark brown with a large tan head. Smells rich and coffee. Medium body, malty finish.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s got that same green root shism the redhead has. Sweet cocoa aromatics with a shy forth. Rich on the tongue with a bit of carbonation. Cocoa, coffee and tree roots. Long sticky finish.
ajnepple (1689) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Brown, almost black appearance with a small tan head, mostly diminishing, no lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla and toffee. Similar flavor, malty, sweet and creamy with minimal bitterness. Medium to full body, slick and smooth with soft carbonation and a rich finish.
BOSSbrewer (1323) - Arkansas, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish dark brown. One finger of tan head. Aroma is malty caramel and slight dark fruits. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
Zymurgeist2 (879) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of the bottle. Aroma is a nice, dark bread and cocoa. Rich malt. Dark brown with a beige head that leaves a collar. Flavor is husky malt and slightly syrupy. Flavor leaves quickly with only a sweetness remaining. Lacks the complexity of a good DB, but tolerable.
Barreras (854) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep dark brown color with aroma of roasted malts and nuts. Taste is roasted as well, with a bitter aftertaste. The leftover taste on. The palate is almost too bitter. Overall a good looking beer that is a little tough on the palate.
BucannonXC5 (746) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass on May 31, 2012. Minimal head, well less than a finger. Color was maroon black, reminded me of grape cough syrup. Caramel tan lacing that went away fairly quickly.
Lots of different smells that didn’t initially match up that well. Got caramel and toffee notes, then dark chocolate. Also some coffee malts in there as well
Tasted a bit better than the smell, at least more balanced. Got roasted toffee malts up front, followed by dark chocolate and coffee. Got a weird aftertaste that was a bit like cough syrup.
Full-to-medium body. Thinner texture. Average carbonation. Smooth finish.
A decent beer. I’d give it another try, along with some of their other beers.
Getbetter (730) - Cucamonga, California, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle, minimal head, brown, lightly sweet,roasty, chocolate, coffee, bread, spruce, clove, licorice.I like it.
Note:This is beer is 8%abv it says on the bottle
J_man (670) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2013 Completing my horizontal tasting of the Firemans Brew lineup is the Brunette Beer, the dopplebock (no where on the label I have says Brewnette, although I like that). Good roasted malt and molasses aromas. Clear but very dark brown body with a tan head. Lots of flavor hits immediately with sweet dark and candied fruit followed by dark caramel and light molasses, and some dark chocolate. There’s a bit of chocolate creaminess in the body, but it’s a bit thin overall (a running theme with Firemans from my tastings). The alcohol kicks in after this and really integrates all the other components while giving a little heat. Some vanilla notes follow this along with more chocolate (milk and dark). Finishes with some roasty dryness and lingering chocolate. This seemed to be very close to style for a dopplebock which kind of surprised me since the other 2 beers they make are a blonde and a red, so I wasn’t expecting that (or for them to do something like a dopplebock when they only make 3 beer styles). It was very tasty with a chocolate truffle for dessert and would be great for winter. By far the most complex brew from these guys and in my opinion the best.
GIJOE (484) - Monterey, California, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours almost black, thin off-white head. Nose is malty, notes of chocolate. Taste is sweet, but a little hop bite comes through. Medium body, lively carbonation. Nice brew.
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