hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can... Pours dark, mostly clear and ruby-hued with a small creamy off-white head. Decent retention. The nose furnishes a boatload of big, bad-ass mocha – Cuban espresso coffee beans and deep, dark chocolate. Medium to full-bodied and silky with lazy carbonation. The flavor is moderately bitter and boasts an abundance of burnt cocoa. Short, deeply-roasted, mildly bitter finish. Can courtesy of darkguardian!
suprchunk (2510) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour. Small tan head. Little lacing. Metallic honey aroma. Sweet honey malt and tart fruit.
Panzuriel (1381) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chomo Lung Ma is a dark brown beer with a reddish cast. THe head is beige foam made up of medium to tiny bubbles. Nose is sweet caramel malt with hints of roast chestnuts. Initial taste is dry and nutty. There is sweetness of malt in the middle and there is more roast nut and just a touch of bitters on the finish with some sort of dried grass or hay herbal bit. Body is lightly effervescent. A nice brown ale.
GenDV138 (2776) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can poured into a nonic pint glass. Dark brownish with a finger of light tan head. Aromas of honey, nutty notes, caramel, some toast and biscuit. Tastes of caramel, honey, floral hops, light chocolate and dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Very nice.
pottygok (522) - Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Bread and yeast aromas with strong elements of nuts.
Appearance: Dark mahogany with rich tan head.
Taste: Medium sweetness with faint hints of sourness at the very edges.
Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish
Overall: A solid, well developed beer. Very nutty, but hints of dry fruit and chocolate to add some depth.
GTAEgeek (1394) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can, thanks to Treebute. Pours black, with a small, creamy, beige head. The aroma is bittersweet chocolate, coffee, raisins, molasses and light cinnamon. Heavy, malty sweetness, with just a touch of earthy bitterness. Medium body, chalky, and thick. Overall, this is a nice, flavorful brown ale, with lots of chocolate and dark fruits.
rondphoto (2649) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @ Dutch’s / Cincinnati OH --- Clear dark brown with a thin rim head (by the time it got to my table), light streamers of lace. Taste is roasted malt with caramel entering in the palate, along with a sort of oily fruit presence. All of it moves quickly to a short finish. Drinkable, but way down the list of good brown ales.
Ratman197 (10710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can poured a clear brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, light nuttiness and a hint of earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, caramel and light nuttiness with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
umich03jm (2500) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to DrSilverworm. Dark brown pour without much head. Really nice aroma of cookies, dark bread, dark fruit, and banana cake. Taste starts with a nice cookie sweetness and dark fruit. Finishes with bread and some grassy, earthy hop bite. Very good brown.
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can from Heinen’s Hudson OH: Chestnut brown body w/ a lasting off white head; Aroma is toasty, nutty, chocolate-y, light caramel, and sweet honey. The flavor is lightly bitter in the finish, chocolate, caramel, toasty malt; with a touch of some dark fruit. A little bit of a burnt dark malt is what I get out of the finish, which is a bit distracting, but it’s not bad. Mouth feel is a fuller medium body with a lower medium carbonation; smooth overall mouth feel. I like the overall flavor of this beer, with the exception of the dark grain bitterness that I find just a touch harsh, but it is acceptable given the complexity of the malts.