Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2012
APPEARANCE: A dark brown pour with a fluffy tan head which depleted rapidly and a little lacing. AROMA: The nose is rich malt and perhaps a hint of dark fruit and brown sugar. TASTE: This a hardy brown ale. The initial taste is roasted malt followed by a blast of hops. This is not an over-the-top hop but a nice complement to the malts. There is in fact a hint of floral in the aftertaste. MOUTHFEEL: The mouthfeel is medium to medium-full. OVERALL: This was a really nice brown ale with a standout taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
Hazy dark brown with a bumpy fluffy head that slims down to a film and leaves some decent lace but nothing too pretty. Smells nicely of pine, hops, and some pineapple sweetness and then later on the maltiness appears which was nice and created a better balance. The taste was a also nicely balanced between the hop/pine flavors and the nutty malty and hint of fruit flavor along with a dry wood flavor which I got more towards the end adn in the aftertaste. Very nice moderate carbonation and medium bodied. Really easy to drink and nice example of a style that is not overly popular. sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2012 65cl bomber @ Delirium Hoppy Loft courtesy of and shared with Ronny (rlgk).
Brune, col beige café au lait.
Arôme malté grillé, houblonné avec un profile levure laissant en retrait des pointes de houblon citronné.
Palais, malté grillé voire café restant dans le bon style des brunes américaines, le tout conserve une pointe de grains et sec en fin de bouche. Le tout est complémenté par un profile houblonné profond laissant pas mal de belles notes citronnées donnant un clin d’œil à des houblons européens. PorterPounder (7961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bomber. Pours a deep. dark brown with a sticky khaki colored head that leaves a nice coat of lacing. Aroma has a nice earthy dirt essence to it with a hint of licorice and chocolate. Flavor is full-bodied and fresh. Notes of chocolate, nuts, caramel and licorice permeate throughout. Mouthfull is thick and full. Very solid and flavorful brown. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2012
Bottle, shared with sebletitje at Delirium Hoppy Loft. Dark amber/brown beer with a nice rich beige head. Hoppy chocolate aroma, cocoa, roasted, metal, fruity, mint, citrus, tar notes. Chocolate finish, metal, roasted, some mont. pretty nice.
dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Pours a very deep brown, bordering on black. A couple inches of brownish white head but little lacing. Aroma is dark and malty. Plenty of chalk, dark malt and cocoa. Mouthfeel is dead on. Not heavy like a stout, but more porter-like and dry. Carbonation is perfect. Taste is chalky with with plenty of dark flavors such as chocolate, chalk, some berry, cocoa, red wine and a wee bit of grassy hops. Overall, a very good beer. Didn’t wow me but very well constructed. oobawa (1394) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2012
I want to like this beer, but it never quite comes together, despite the sum of its parts. The texture is largely to blame, since the beer never quite feels as big or hearty as you want, not letting the massive amounts of malts and hops settle. The bitterness is there, but there’s an unfortunate home brew quality that shows through on the finish. Nice label though.
Hoffy (9) - - JUL 14, 2012 does not count
Solid brown ale. Poured from a bomber, with a deep brown color. Not too complex and very sharp at the finish. GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUN 28, 2012
Grifo. Vaso de Pinta. Saboreada en jun´12. Color marrón rojizo y tintes rubí a contraluz. Apariencia cristalina. Espuma beige y copiosa, corona persistente y anillos algodonosos. En nariz maltas tostadas, cacao amargo y toque herbáceo. Entrada fresca y malteada. Trazos de chocolate y frutos oscuros en el intermedio. Matices cítricos sutiles. Cuerpo medio/ligero y carbonatación moderada. Paladar cremoso y sedoso con un subyacente rio amargo. Final largo de chocolate amargo y granos de café torrefacto en el retrogusto. Refrescante y sabrosa.
On-tap. Pint glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Reddish brown color, ruby to the light. Clear appearance. Beige, copious froth, lasting crown & rocky rings. Toasted malts, bitter cocoa & herbal touch to the nose. Crispy & malty upfront. Hints of chocolate & dark fruits in the middle. Subtle citric hues. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Creamy & silky palate –underlying bitter river. Long bitter chocolate finish & roasted coffee grain aftertaste. Refreshing & flavorful.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2012
On draft at Diesel in Atlanta. Darker and thicker than I would have expected. Semisweet maltiness. Filling and satisfying.