maekchu (2097) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Five Points Bottle Shop (Lumpkin St.). Roast malt nose, with light chocolate and bread. Dark brown, no head. Roast malt, gentle dark fruits, milk chocolate, and more sweetness from honey. Light body and a bit oily. Nice and very mild. Develops a bit in mid palate, and then slips away in final.
kappldav123 (4857) - GERMANY - SEP 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CBC 2014. Beer in the glass dark brown, huge head. Mild hoppy aroma. Starts malty, a bit smokey, modest dry, not too intense. Finish soft-malty. Well balanced finish, quite drinkable. Nice!
slowrunner77 (809) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"listed as a mild on rb, but according to our site, that’s generally <4%. This is 5.3, and brown, therefore a brown ale, right? Cool, unique combo of ingredients that delicately play off one another and dance around on the palate...mainly the chocolate malt, honey, and molasses. No wow factor, but quite tasty."
EithCubes (4847) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is heavily oaten with strong roast and medium-strong chocolate, some good stout-like character. Pours a deep dark brown with a noisy tan head. Taste is similar to above, a chocolaty porter/stout with firm roast, touch airy, smooth with light mineral and fruity character in the back, very crisp and refreshing with minimal but balancing hops toward the back. Strongly carbonated fullish body. Bros need to hyphenate their damn brewery name.
joet (2165) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark amber, clear, thin ivory foam, dissipating quickly. Creamy, acidic feel, spritzy, light medium body. Faint aromas of coffee, cereal, herbal, floral. Finishing wet, lightly astringent and faintly bitter. Very pretty label.
Travlr (11305) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark clear brown color. Aroma of shoefly pie, milk chocolate. Taste starts sweet, then dry cocoa.
phaleslu (6410) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Kaiser Tiger. Pours a deep brown-amber - well, specifically more of an amber at the bottom, in the narrower part of the glass, transitioning into a darker brown at the top, where it’s thicker. Small off-white head but a lot of bubbles stick to the inside of the glass. Notes of honey, molasses, oats, chocolate, caramel, toast, earth, wheat, and mellow spice. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, coating mouthfeel. Really interesting. Never had a Kottbusser before, and I liked it.
jimhilt (2402) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a two finger white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Deep brown opaque color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Not much of a nose maybe some honey and flavor is mild malts and hints of honey. $3.99 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
skoisirius (1634) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Bits of cocoa powder, honey, and brown sugar on the nose. Similar flavors with hints of dirt and Earth. A bit weak and watery all around, but I can see what they were going for.
PorterPounder (5489) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Warner Robins, Ga. - Lazy Dog Growler - 12 oz bottle. Dark brown pour, medium khaki colored head. Aroma of coffee and light molasses. Flavor has a hint of chocolate, some molasses notes, finishes with a solid coffee finish. Thick enough mouthfeel.