KajII (755) - 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...
Sammy (7720) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An Italian take on a brown ale, bottle from 2011 New Jersey trip. Malty, licorice, chestnut.Rich taste and aroma. Dark brown and lace.
PhillyCraft (2584) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
old rate, 750 bottle from Canals shared with some friends. Poured hazy brown with not much head and lacing. Notes are pretty all over the place and hard to discern: I got some roasted malt, cocoa, nuts, and barley. Finishes very sweet,
Experiment_Ale (376) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml at C&G with everyone. Pours dark dark dark grey. Aroma is odd but fig good raison. Taste is is leather malt barley fig. Finish is medium and okay.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Sweet sugar prune juice on the nose. Cardboard, nuts, molasses, and grass. Mild grass, too. Meh. The flavor is disappointing as well. Cardboard, prunes, sugar, and cocoa. Toasted malt, nuts, and a bit of grass, roast, and molasses.
GT2 (7035) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
750mL shared at the Bruery Reserve Society tasting. In all fairness, this was shared with a disclaimer that it was "not good." Weak foam on clear brown. Nose is cloying red cherry/grenadine syrup with macro lager soap and apple overtones. Taste is cloying, sticky fake cherry syrup. Bad.
Ed5388 (1243) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a thick frothy light brown head. Aroma is yeasty, with some dark fruits, and sweet roasted malt. Taste is yeasty, somewhat nutty, with rich roasted malts, and notes of honey.
MadRobin (1403) - Silver Spring, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 750 ml bottle after cellaring for 8 months.
Opaque, very dark be with a medium-sized khaki head and very good lacing
Aroma of light pine and citric hops, yeast, roasted malt, raisins, caramel and nuts.
Taste of raisins, dark fruit, caramel, molasses, roasted malt, light hops and chocolate.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
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dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into glass. From the first whiff I didn’t get much honey in the nose, more nutty presence then anything. But the flavor did have that nice touch of honey to it without making it overly sweet. Subtle but still very enjoyable.
glennmastrange (2030) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt aromas of roasted and bread, light herbs for the hops, moderate dough and a hint of funk for the yeast, with notes of date, died cherry and brown sugar. Head is small, light tan with god lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky dark brown with some tiny particles. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes the same. Palate is medium, watery with a soft to lively carbonation. Just about no noticeable bitterness in this beer, which usually turns me off, but the sweetness is well rounded making this one of the best Brown Ales I’ve had.
closey22 (575) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with lasting beige head; aroma is sweet Belgian yeast with some cherry notes; Flava is dry and roasty yet soft with subtle nutty and fruity notes; feels light to medium with some fizz; finishes sweet and soft