Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tried this at the California Beer Festival. This was far and away the highlight of the festival. This is the ultimate stealth beer. Looks, smells, and tastes like an American Brown Ale, but it kicks like the 10.8% alcohol. Rich malty aroma and taste; this one is a keeper for sure.
ronaldtheriot (1504) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fireman’s Brew Brunette has a thin, cream-colored head, a dark, reddish-brown appearance, some visible bubbles, and minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, roasted malt, and the flavor is of dark baker’s chocolate, sweet brown or black bread crust, and low-level hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Fireman’s Brew Brunette finishes crisp, refreshing, and NOT boozy. RJT
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A 12oz bottle from Pick’s Liquors poured into a Shaker.
Pours a dark brown, almost black. Small amount of frothy off-white head that leaves nice lacing.
Aroma strongly of coffee malt. Something else is there too, maybe a slight hop aroma.
Taste is medium bitter and lightly sweet. Definite coffee tastes and something a little sweet but I can’t quite place it.
It’s medium bodied with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation adds to its long bitter finish.
Overall, this beer is awesome. It’s a great dark beer and even though its about 90 degrees outside, I plan to go on out and enjoy this one in the sunshine. The fact that they donate part of their profits to help fire departments definitely gives them some brown nose points in my book too. I’ll definitely be buying this one again!
keith0718 (429) - Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good dopplebock. For 8% ABV it is really drinkable. Not a treacly malt bomb. Balanced and smooth.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark molasses and caramel malts. Sweet and nutty. Notes of coffee as well with good chocolate highlights.
Getbetter (962) - East Palo Alto, 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
Beerhunter111 (10351) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fast schwarzes Bier mi schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, viel Karamell, Schokoade, Früchte. Geschmack schokoladig, viel Röstmalz, Kaffee, dunkle Früchte.
bhensonb (12322) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown/black color with a large creamy tan head. Smells like stout. Medium body with mild carbonation. Smooth burnt malt flavor. Dryish finish.
DrnkMcDermott (2899) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nearly solid brown to black color under a thick tan head. Smell shows chocolate roast malt, and after it’s sat for a few minutes, some of the roastiness of a stout. Is that good or bad for a doppelbock. Not much alcohol on the palate, but I am starting to feel it after a few more drinks. Warm and creamy chocolate taste, a slight sour fringe around my tongue. Not a style that a lot of contract clients want to do, and it’s carried off pretty nicely.
unclemike (2528) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted nose. Good deal of malt and coffee. Slight sweetness up front. Good roasty flavors. Pretty tasty. I was a bit worried about this beer being overly sweet. That isn’t the case. Solid Dopplebock.