Beerdrinker79 (2032) - Idaho, USA - SEP 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle- Pours hazy dark ruby red with a small tan head that reduces to a collar. Aroma is alcohol, rum, wood, vanilla, molasses, sweet and intense. The taste is creamy and smooth, alcohol warmth similar to when you drink rum, cocoa, vanilla, molasses. Body is full, carbonation is low, it leaves your mouth with this sweet velvety feeling, I love it.This is a great after dinner treat, wonderfully complex and inviting, one of the better Widmer beers I have had.
Palidor19 (3164) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a nice aroma of brown sugar, nuts and molasses. the taste is medium with a touch of silk. standard malts sweetness and very little hop bitterness. it goes down quite smooth despite the ABV
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is sweet and syrupy with caramel, molasses, grassy hops, and spices rum. The appearance is deep amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a buttery and papery finish. The palate is smooth. Overall this is good beer that is not great.
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber poured a hazy reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, brown sdugar, futtiness, light rum and a hint of wood. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar, dark fruit and light rum with a smoth lingeing carmel finish.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of brown sugar, vanilla, rum spice, hint of cocoa. Tastes and feels a bit hot and thin.
thirdeye11 (6064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) clear amber, creamy tan head. Nose of rum, cream, toasty, taste of rum, nutty, toasty, chocolate, well carbonated, creamy, complex, interesting.
mar (5248) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep brown pour, cream head. Nose is syrup, sugar, malty, dough, and sweet. Easy palate, heavy dough, molasses, sugar, where’s the rum?
drjay44 (3408) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml. bottle. Served at cellar temp. Pours a thin, fizzy, short lived ivory head over a clear reddish brown (SRM 20) body.......nose is molasses, plum, raisin, toffee/caramel, alcohol, hints of cocoa.....taste is sweet, with light plum, raisin, vanilla, rum, terpene....mouth feel light, alcohol burn present, carbonation low. This is very unbalanced, with the rum barrels and the alcohol dominating the other ingredients leading to minimal complexity in both aroma and flavor, finishing with a harsh alcohol burn. BJCP 6/3/12/3/6
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, Amsterdam Cafe, San Francisco, 15/08/12. Ruby slicked with off-white. Hints of fig, fudge and cinder toffee aroma. Bloodsy redcurrant and licked brass notes; some brown sugar. Lacks flavour, but not heat. Comedown after the Scarface.
ben4321 (5694) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Shop Rite, 9/7/12
Aroma: The nose is chocolate and caramel malts, roast, some light smoke, and a little booze
Appearance: It pours a cloudy dark orange-brown color, with a beige head
Flavor: The taste is meidum sweet, malty, semi-sweet chocolate, and a mildly bitter finish
Palate: The body is medium-full, has a little bit of heat, and a soft-to-average carbonation
I enjoyed this one, and thought it was a nice attempt from Widmer. I agree with whomever categorized it as an American Strong, as it didn’t really feel like a classic Brown.