CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Pours a nice dark brown forming a light brown foamy head that quickly disappaited. Aroma of definate malts and hops. Flavor is full, creamy. Taste of light chocolate coffee, not over powering, veru subtle. Ends with the nice hoppish flavor that has been malted. Damn good beer! decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Thanks Beer_Hawk for this interesting brown. A very nice roasted malt aroma. A lot of coffee and nuts come through. A light chocoffee flavor. The roasted malt dominates but a nice hop bill for a brown that compliments this beer well. A palate that is just a tad on the thin side but the carbonation is good. A pretty good brown. BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2007
Bottle best by March ’07. Poured brown with a thin off-white head. The aroma is of caramel, coffee, and a light roast. The flavor was roastly with coffee and chocolate. Light to medium body with a light coffee aftertaste. A very decent brown! Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 (Bottle) Pours beautiful red to brown. Light roasted aroma with chocolat, nuts, Caramel/toffee and tiny hints of coffee. Perfumy undertones with berries, flowers, metal and some spices. Roasted flavour with sweet chocolate and malt blended with a light citrusy tone. Pretty light body. Sourish undertone with some metal. detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Pours a clear ruby brown with half an inch of cream colored foam. Head retention is brief, before the first sip it is a trace of bubbles and a ring. No lacing. Malty and a bit chocolatey in the aroms.
Bittersweet chocolate malt up front,unfortunately on the mild side. Bland mild chocolate and caramel after that. A touch of bitterness (coffee? bitter chocolate? hops?) in the finish. A tad fruity in the aftertaste. Very tame beer. Not quite medium body, lightly carbonated.
ganache (5855) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Bottle. Sweet malt and caramel aroma with light floral hops, veers toward cloying. Deep red-brown, yes, even approaching mahogany, rocky lacing tan head. Strong, firm roast malt taste with caramel and slightly burnt notes. Hint of bubblegum. End is lightly bitter, and it’s clear that the overly sweet nose has been resolved. Medium, creamy body. Touch of nuts with a bit of woody perfume. Excellent for the style. sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Bottle. Clear root beer appearance with a mostly lasting frothy/bumpy almond color head. Malty mocha and nut aromas. Roasty chocolate malt flavor is accented with hop bitterness fairly prominent for the style. The bitterness profile leads to burnt coffee characteristics on the finish. Full bodied, mostly smooth with some carbonation. I’ve basically ignored this one for years, and though I basically like it here, I’ll probably continue to bypass it in favor of my more preferred styles. smellyshoes (11) - USA - JAN 7, 2007
An interesting beer--more bitter after taste than most browns. Worth trying once. tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours an amber red mahogany with beige head. The aroma is caramel and light fruit. The flavor is caramel, cookies, some berries, brown sugar. Neutral hops throughout. Good. faroeviking (10842) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 1, 2007
Nut brown colour with average head. Caramel, hoppy and malty aroma. Flavour is sweet caramellic with good toasted malts, hops, nuts, little chocolate.