Zymurgeist2 (820) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau in Redwood City. Amazing aroma jumps out of the glass - complex mix of chocolate, fresh NW hops and biscuit. Deep brown with full brown head. Flavor is rich, full with aggressive hops, coffee, chocolate and solid malt backbone. Great beer!
flannelnomad (38) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice riff on a brown. Super bitter coffee, dry cocoa, burnt toast. Super frothy, puffy off white head. Dark dark dark, almost like a porter, with some nice body too. As this warms up it gets overly fruity and the coffee and hops get harsh. So that was a little disappointing. For me I’m picky with browns, so you have to nail the malt bill and i feel like Port just thought of what they were adding and not about the base beer.
Benzai (6219) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Joes @ weekly tasting. Dark brown to black color with a dark red glare coming through when held into the light. Huge a bit soapy beige to slightly light brown colored head that lasts for a long time. Smell and taste malts, coffee, iron, slightly chocolate. Average body, a bit low carbonated. Hmm has potential, but hasn’t quite got it imo.
DutchDrebus (3330) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ benzai shared by joes. Black with a light brown head. Smells iron, coffee, roasty, liquorice. Tastes lots of coffee, some vanilla, very roasty, a hint of liquorice, cocoa. Amazing. Full body, nice carbo.
cgarvieuk (12765) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in hotel room orlando... Deep brown... Massive brown foam head... Colapsing to thin tan lacing... Big chocolate.. Dark roast malt nose... Dark roast.. Light sweet toffee... Chewy roast
LilBeerDoctor (3296) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a dark brown with a thick dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate, tootsie rolls, roasted malt, sweet malt. Flavor of sweet roasted malt, chocolate malt, vanilla, very light coffee grounds, with a sweet finish. Decent brown ale/coffee beer, a little sweet and could use more coffee.
Beerman6686 (3714) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a murky medium brown wwith a beige head. Aroma was of roasted malt, caramel, and prezels. Flavor was toasted pretzels, caramel, toffee, and grassy hops. Hearty and rich and a great big brown.
jehoesefat (205) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nutty caramel aroma. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Bitter start ends with a sweet finish.
deekyn (977) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- watery cola brown pour with a weak tan head with no lacing
S- brown, cola, old coffee grounds. Vegetable notes.
M- watery and weak palate with no real character. Body is also light and watery.
T- brown and coffee grounds first. Some tootsie roll in the middle. Aftertaste is earth and chalk and faint cheap and plastic chocolate.
SombreroKitty (8) - Union, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Amanti Vino. Pours dark brown with essentially no head. Aroma is a little weak. Taste is deep chocolate, coffee, and a little spicy. Nose is sweet chocolate with a bit of a malty/cereal aftertaste. Alcohol taste nonexistent. Overall a well balanced, big, and very enjoyable brown ale.
Torrefacto (322) - SPAIN - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color negro con reflejos caobas y densa espuma beige. Aromas de cacao, café y tostados muy intensos. En boca tiene una densidad media y tiene aquellos mismos matices con un amargor final moderado y un regusto de chocolate. Muy rica.