fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a growler. Pretty good for a brown ale. Lots of chocolate. A little bit hot on the finish but drinkable
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured up on tap at the Mesa AZ Brass Tap where it exhibits a clear brown body that has deep ruby red hues and supports a tan head. The aroma offers up roasted malts, chocolate malts and then a faint blend of minerals, an earthy sensation and some fruity esters. The taste delivers roasted malts, chocolate malts, thin bitter pine and faint grapefruit like hoppiness. The roastiness picks up crystal malts as well as a sliver of sweet dark fruity esters to midway and into the finish. Pretty nice.
Bif (2066) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Powers a brown color with small head. Aroma of malt nut and trance of fruit. Taste of caramel, nut, bit of chocolate and fruit. Mild bitterness and the finish is quite dry. Medium body, smooth with a bit of hops. Nice beer.
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 35.5 cl can. Deep, warm, autumny bronze brown colour with ochre edges, clear, bearing a thin, loose, pale yellowish beige head opening in instants and leaving only a very thin rim on the edge of the glass as well as a sparse, thin veil over the liquid’s surface. Aroma of a lot of toasted brown bread (quite sharply so, but nice), caramel cake, roasted pine nuts, dried figs, burnt wood, metallic hint of tinfoil, dry forest floor, dried orange peel, moist nutmeg, hints of brown rhum-like alcohol, very old dry cocoa powder. Clean, malty onset wild dried fruit notes, a hint of raisin, soft carbonation tingling finely on the top of the tongue, very supple, somewhat oily mouthfeel but thinner body than expected based on the ABV; very malty middle phase, very nutty and toasted with a sweet caramelly underside, getting the company of dry citrus peel- and slightly quinine-like, deep, drying hop bitterness, earthy and peppery, as well as noticeable, rhum-like alcohol, leaving an unmistakable warmth in the back of the throat, but it is the toasted brown bread flavour which lasts long after swallowing, quite agreeably so. Apart from the lack of head, things start off fine here, pleasant aroma for maltheads and pleasant onset, but then increasingly revealing itself as lacking a bit in malt body, which probably helps to explain why the alcohol is a bit more obvious than it could have been. Advertized as a brown ale but in that respect clearly too strong and - even for an American brown ale - a bit too hoppy, so I’ll go with the American strong ale characterization here (even though this term does not say a lot either, of course). Pleasant enough to motivate me to find out more about this brewery’s range.
Beersiveknown (5065) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
can at home from ales by mail
sweet nutty, fruity, hazy brown with beige lacing, quite boozy and warming, fruity esters, strong for the sake of it and a bit of a struggle tbh.
adamnowek (1878) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy texture and big warming alcohol. Really nutty taste and aroma, especially with chestnuts.
R4N5H (837) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35.5cl can on 04-Sep-2015, poured into a stemmed tulip glass. Clear dark brown with a thin beige coloured head which dissipated quickly. Medium body and soft carbonation. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, cocoa and pine. Flavour of dark fruits, roasted malt, chocolate, treacle and spices. The ABV is pretty well hidden. A nice bitter hoppy finish.
Choos (732) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: pineapple, malt and spiritous
App: dark brown, clear with a tan small head
Flavour: some carbon, vanilla, hop and spiritous
Palate: long hop and burnt toffee finish
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vanvenlo (1787) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Divino Cellars bottle(17-Aug-2015)Spirit raisin date choc aroma.Black,low head&suds lace.Raisin plum roast choc flavour. Spirit raisin herbal finish&tangy roast choc aftertaste.
hfmejias (1273) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Can. Poured clear, dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and some chocolate. Taste is mostly nuts, caramel, some grass and some alcohol. Nice enjoyable beer; easy to drink for a brew with such a high ABV.