jsquire (4097) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Garnet red beer against the light with a thin light greenish head and a dusty chocolate nose. Burnt coffee, dark chocolate, some ash and caramel sweetness. Decent for a brown ale.
hopdog (11013) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with bu11zeye (thanks!). Poured a deeper and cloudy brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, and caramel. Tastes of roast, chocolate, nuts, and had a light coffee bitter finish.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a medium creamy beige head. Aroma of roastiness, chocolate, caramel, and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, and caramel with a dry finish.
redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown/ruby color with a very bubbly off-white that disappeared quickly. Aroma is chocolatey and nutty with a little roasted character, too. Tastes nice and chocolatey with a roasted cofee flavor as well... very nice. Nice aftertaste where the roasted flavor comes out more strongly. Would love to have this one on tap.
12 oz. bottle.
pants678 (13) - Ft Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I couldn’t get a good head going on this one, must’ve been a bad pour. Anyways, smells potently of coffee and a strong but not over powering chocolate taste (the carbonation combines with it nicely). The body’s not too heavy, I could easily have more than one in a sitting.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of lb4lb. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of dough, some sweet malt. Taste is of chocolate and sugar with some dryness. On the boring side of the brown ale spectrum.
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with dark malty aroma.
This is a great brew. I am really impressed with this one. I was not expecting much from these guys, but this is great.
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown color with a thick khaki head. Smells like coffee grounds. Tastes like water and hints of coffee grounds and rosated malt. Not good dont buy very weak. Kind of tastes like dirt.
mar (5180) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
my friend and i picked this up not too long ago and he loved it. i however was not really a big fan of the chocolatey, coffee after taste.
shigadeyo (3612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
7/01/2007: Bootlegger Brown Ale is a clear, dark brown color with a huge, foamy tan head (more head than beer). This beer is clearly over carbonated as indicated by the pour. There really isn’t too much happening in the aroma except for some lightly roasted malt, a hint of nuts, and some fruity yeast. The flavor is roasty malts, chocolate, and a hint of nuts. The finish is dry and roasty, but short lived. Like the <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/independence-aus Austing Amber, this beer gets both better (more maltiness, some nuttiness as well) and worse (dusty with some off and on sourness) with each passing taste. The medium body of the beer is overpowered by the excessive level of carbonation. It’s more fizzy than soda. Bootlegger Brown Ale is a drinkable drinkable beer with a decent flavor, but is it still lacking overall.
12 oz bottle from illinismitty. Thanks again Sean. It’s about time you sent me some interesting bonus beers!