Ulysse (398) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Upon opening the bottle, first of coffee aroma. Abundant light brown head with a nice soft crust. Taste, roasting and sweet candy sugar. Well balanced brown beer.
DrGD (109) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Appearance: dark brown colour with small beige head. Aroma: roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits, smoke. Taste: very rich and complex, lots of malts, chocolate, plums, a bit sweet but very pleasant. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium body. Very nice.
VDuquerroux (1046) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 33cL. 8%. Home.A sparkling dark brown beer with a medium beige head ; poor retention. Roasty aroma, toasty, coffee, chocolate, herbs. Medium sweet balanced with medium herbal bitter. Medium body and texture, average carbonation, bittersweet finish. Overall, a tasty success : looks, smells, tastes good...
Bozo_skeleton (890) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brune, grosse carbo de tres fines bulles, collet epais et persistant.
Aromes cafe et caramel, quelques notes fruitées en arrière plan.
Mousse cremeuse. Moyenne mais enveloppante les saveurs de malt rotis restent longuement en bouche.
ladnewton (1726) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Le Supercoin, Paris on 29th November 2014. Deep red-black with pale tan head and almost no lacing. Roasty aroma with spices and hint of smoke. Richly spicy, herby and roasty in-mouth with sweet malts. Fruity finish with caramel and roast malts. Zingy mouthfeel and medium body.
yeastforbrains (3) - FRANCE - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Dark brown, near black. No head, just spots of white froth on surface
Nose: Intense chocolate, creamy, rich, roasty coffee, and ripe strawberry/raspberry dessert. Sweet and fruity stouty. No hop.
Flavour: Imperial Stout. Softly carbonated. Medium to full body, sweet, malty chocolate, coffee, vanilla and dried fruit, perfectly balanced by neutral hop bitterness.
Final words: Every sip is a delight. "Brune" is an understatement. Nothing "brown ale" about it. This really is a rich, roasty, creamy, full-flavoured, Imperial Stout.
budedou (707) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2014 Very good French Brown Ale (what a surprise!)
Not too alcoolized, that’s why there are lot of flavour :)
TBone (15523) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@HBF. Dark brown color, small vanishing. Chocolate, dark malts in the nose. Medium-bodied. Chocolate, vegetables, dark malts, brown sugar. Homebrewish.
Wischylini (230) - Grimstad, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
About 1/3rd of the bottle’s contents gushed out as I opened it, poured an almost opaque cocoa brown colour once it had settled. I also noticed that there still was an impressive amount of yeast in the bottle after I had poured the beer. An impressive tan head forms, and remains for quite some time.
The aroma is malty, with notes of mocha and raisins, burnt sugar and burnt rubber, there are some spicy notes as well; unfortunately a powerful yeasty aroma obscures all of these aromas. The taste is very sweet and slightly sour, and there’s an unpleasant bitterness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is oily and sticky, with a fairly soft carbonation.
I’m actually hoping I got a beer from a bad batch, because this beer was a sticky, sweet, yeasty mess. Bottle is marked batch no. L11-42.
espenra (968) - Kurland, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Black colour with a faint red hue against the light. Big foamy head and pretty carbonated. Aroma is malty. Lots of yeast. Coffee, cocoa and liqorice. Alcohol is noticeable. Flavour is moderately bitter. Lots of dark bitter cocoa, coffee and liqorice. Some brown sugar and dark caramel. Long lingering aftertaste.