nearbeer (3284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. shared by Butters at the Christmas Eve cubed gathering. Nearly opaque brown with a nice little head and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and light coffee. Flavor is deliciously the same. Medium body is smooth and roasty dry.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice brown color, large foamy light brown head. Sweet chocolate malt aroma with notes of caramel. Pleasant full bodied bitter chocolate flavor a bit nutty dry finish. Donít know why this is rated at 55 percentile. I could drink this every day. Nice warmth.
Braudog (5359) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber -- The big rocky head clings to the glass as it reluctantly gives ground to the deep rosy brown stillness below. The aroma is rich, almost chocolatey and inviting. The nuttiness in the flavor is the first impression, followed by a bit of dark chocolate. An easy bitterness follows. Nice quaffable brown ale. Quite well done. (#2962, 6/6/2007)
obguthr (3313) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate, caramel, and raisin bouquet, of decent strength. Mahogany color, thin tan head, nice lacing. Dry charred oak taste with a short sour kiss at midpalate. Lemon grass and coffee taste lingers for a good while, perhaps too long. It doesnít warm particularly well.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In the bomber bottle from the Republic of Floyd. Pours black with a thin beige head. Mighty powerful chocolate aroma. Huge chocolate flavor. Finishes with a rare bit of smokiness. This is really delicious.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Underrated beer, imho. A very dark brown pour with a sizable cappuccino colored head. Strong nutty aroma with some dark chocolate malts underneath. Upon tasting, though, my first thought was "black IPA." Not like Stone XI or anything, but sniffing the same territory. Strong roasted flavors emerge to compliment the hop bite, balanced by sharp, bitter nuts. Really interesting and unexpected. Iíll definitely look to score more of this next time Iím in Richmond.
GTAEgeek (945) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Jonathan. Pours dark brown with an amber tint. The head is large, tan, and leaves lots of lacing. The aroma is coffee, milk chocolate, caramel, a little soy sauce, and some mild esters. The flavor is sweet, with a big roasted bitterness/spiciness. The palate is medium, chalky, and a little syrupy. Overall, this is a delicious, great feeling beer. Nicely done.
StefanSD (1926) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from dkachur. Pours a dark brown color with red highlights and a big off-white head that displayed good lacing. The aroma murky with roasted malts and chocolate. The flavor was rich with roasted malts, dirt, biter-sweet nuts and a bit of mocha. The mouthfeel is full and creamy. The finish is medium in duration with a slight biter astringency.Overall: One of the better brown ales that I can remember. Thanks Dan.
vyvvy (3422) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has sweet maltiness, lots of toastiness and some nutty traits. Medium / thick body that is smooth with a bit of semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with very toasted malt that almost comes across as roasted, coffee bitterness and lots of dark nuttiness. A nice example of a brown ale.
hayduke (3080) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The was courtesy of Strykzone. Poured very dark that held up to the light was actually garnet red. Nice sized foamy tan head and a lot of lacing. Nose of we;ll roasted malts with some nuts. Medium body and a very smooth mouthfeel. As it warms it keeps getting better. The flavor is rich and malty with those nuts simply dominating. The finish is bittersweet. Overall this is a far better than average brown ale.