JaKeAFC (621) - ITALY - JAN 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
60 cl bottle, 9.5%, 5.90€. Dark reddish brown color, clear, thick rocky brownish head, lots of lacing. Hoppys and caramel nose. Aroma is burnt malts, nutty, chocolate powder and a good amount of bittering hops. Taste is bitter, body is medium, dusty texture. The 9.5 ABV is well hidden. Dry finish, bitter. Excellent dark strong ale.
jehoesefat (302) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells sweet and malty, a little toasty. Pours murky brown with a lot of particles floating around. Starts sweet with a bitter finish.
DCLawyer (1559) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can->nonic. Dark brown with big frothy offwhite head. A: chocolate and roasted malts, hints of toffee and nuts. T: same, with alternating sweet and bitter brown sugar and chocolate notes. Good.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle -
Aroma - roasted malts, roasted almonds and molasses
Appearance - deep chocolate brown body, semi-transparent, 2-finger beige head, big bubbles, light retention/lacing
Flavor - roasted malts right up front, dark chocolate, baker’s chocolate bitterness, with a medium sweetness to bind it all together
Overall - this is a BAINO if there ever is one, because it has much more character and complexity than a plain brown ale. Flavorful and it hides the alcohol pretty well. I’d buy again.
hapjydeuce (958) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Deep mahogany with a light beige head. Aroma is coffee, smoke, wet soil and brown sugar. Slightly metallic note in the aroma. Flavor is mostly caramel, toffee, cinnamon and toast. Finishes clean with the high alcohol very well hidden. Tasty.
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jmagnus87 (2746) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured into a shaker. Pours a dark nutty brown with a ruby hue. Aroma of cocoa and Roasty malt. Taste follows aroma. Medium bitter and surprisingly boozy. Light bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a long, boozy finish. Pretty good. Not what I was expecting but definitely interesting.
DocLock (8098) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Drafting Room Exton. Pours hazy dark brown with tan head. Nose is earthy vienna malts, brown sugar, toffee. Tastes fairly dense on the palate, with earthy brown malty notes, earthy brown sugar, toffee, and backup hops. Not sweet, and solidly complex.
hawthorne00 (2596) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Fairly dark brown with a beige head that rapidly retreats to the rim but never quite disappears. Aroma of toffee, spiced stewed fruit. Oily, low carbonation. Sweet with dark fruit, toffee, hints of chocolate, spicy and herbal notes creep up towards the fairly bitter finish. Alcohol sticks out a bit there too. Crude but cheerful.
Jado (582) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 330 ml can. Pours a translucent honey-brown with a small off-white head that quickly subsides. Aromas of burnt caramel, vanilla, flowers and a hint of pine. Taste is pear and caramel at first. There’s a light bitterness in the mid-palate with a bit of alcohol burn. Stewed fruit with a light grassy note at the end. A bit too sweet at times.
KeefOz (994) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a semi-translucent red brown with 5mm of light tan froth that retained poorly and laced well in curtains. Carbonation low and coarse. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, subdued floral hops and some earthy tones. Taste of caramel and subdued hops; alcohol comes through on the after-taste. Light body for a high alcohol beer. Smooth, long slightly bitter finish but the alcohol on the finish disappoints.