Gription79 (2236) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Toasted bread in the aroma. The flavor is toffee, honey, toasted bread, caramel. A tasty brown ale.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Small beige head atop cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some toast, nut, light honey. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, some earthy, nut, light honey. Medium body, low carbonation, some stickiness,
EithCubes (4743) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle is a big ’un, just a crown cap. Beautiful roast nose, heavy chocolate and some wood, nutty with a little slick stout character. Throwing off some heavy fruity and Belgian yeast notes out of the bottle, minimal hops. Deep dark brown with a rocky tan head. Wow, totally unexpected flavor, has the chocolate and roast, beautiful wood and nuttiness, medium sweetness and light-medium bitterness, but nice pine-inflected hops, earthy and quite dank, complemented further by pumpkin flesh and spice - fantastic harvest ale potential. Just this thick, obese malt profile. Overly full body with faint carbonation (pretty flat, actually, but not watery) has a subtle chest warm, as if by syrup slowly oozing its way down. The taste of alcohol itself is hidden. Hearty and very flavorful, brings the best of brown ale to marry a roasty/chocolaty stout and adds some mild, fruity Belgian notes. For me, best of their Turnpike series so far.
kerenmk (2199) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample after the Stone Vertical Epic tasting at Mastikim. Thanks Yael for the bottle! Pours black with an off white head. Nutty, a little alcoholic, somewhat spicy aroma. Sweet, chocolatey taste. Full body, slightly sweet finish, fizzy.
beerandbeyond (663) - ISRAEL - FEB 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark brown with a huge beige head.
Nutty aroma, with fruity notes (figs), yeast, floral hops and powdered cocoa.
Chocolate malt flavor, with faint roast, spoiled milk, some yogurt-like tartness, alcohol and ashtray.
Medium bodied, strange, possibly off, but interesting.
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 7, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a Stone Vertical Epic tasting at Mastikim. Thanks kerenmk. Dark brown. Infected aroma with some fruits, vinegar, and olives notes and a bit of malt. Sourish flavor with fruits, infection, malt and caramel. Medium-bodied. Not really horrible, but definitely spoiled.
DrSilverworm (6020) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample from a bottle. Clear brown color. Minimal off-white / tan grayish minimal head. Nutty nose. Soft carbonation. Dry texture. Medium body. Kind of thin. Light, watery nutty / toasty aroma. Light bitter, light bite. Some savory. Little herbal hops. Not my kind of brown, personally
JStax (2857) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle from a generous trader. Pours a darker, murky brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma is nutty and malty. Taste is sweet, bready, nutty. Good brown ale. Alcohol is covered pretty well.
DCLawyer (1395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml->SA glass. Deep brown with good light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and nuts. Taste has nuts, grains, malt, and dough. Decent.
KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle. The pour was a very dark mahogany brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head, which reduced to a medium film with a medium collar and had fairly good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted dark bread malt, light resin hops and a leathery Belgian yeast with notes of molasses, caramel, dark chocolate, honey and a pronounced nutty odor.
The taste was malty sweet and a tad roasty with hints of molasses, honey and caramel at first, progressing into a slightly bitter yeast taste with a bit of chocolate, a nice chestnut presence and a little more than slight alcohol tinge at the end. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow, with a dark bold yeasty taste left behind to fade away slowly.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and dry, yet thinly oily in texture with a medium carbonation.
Overall this was a very well rounded Belgian Brown with all the components working together rather well, creating a very appealing brew that was nice and roasty yet still possessed that Belgian Ale drinkability...