Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle from Jeckyll’s Beer Lab. Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Aroma is bread, chocolate, and roast. Taste is nutty, astringent, and bitter with a little roasted nuts on the finish. ccex (1365) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2012
22 oz bottle pours a clear brown with big frothy tan head and good lacing. The label looks more like an early 1970s album cover than a beer label. Nose has banana and grapefruit. Aroma is quite different and fairly complex: lots of nuts and roasted or caramel malts. Taste is neither sweet nor bitter; I can detect a little brown sugar and some hoppiness. and body is at most medium. Slight carbonation and slightly slick mouthfeel, but easy to drink. I enjoy porters and stouts, so this was an unusual and good one which I will revisit. jtclockwork (17258) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours a lovely dark brown with tan head. Nice lacing. Nose/taste of mixed nuts, burnt and roasted malt and some caramel notes. Some juicy citrus mixed in on the mouth feel. Finishes a bit dry. Medium body. Nice beer. Borup (15318) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
Tap at Mikkeller Bar. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, fruit and hops. Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - APR 20, 2012
20 apr 2012, bottle. Light nut brown and faintly hazy. Nose is slightly alcoholy brown ale. Toasted banana bread and alcohol. Med/thin body and rather fizzy. Some ground coffee, dried toast, and some alcohol. Too fuzzy but nice otherwise.
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ChainGangGuy (4925) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2012
22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Bottled 1/2012.
TizzleJizzle (792) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2012
Appearance: Pours out a deep, dark medium-brown body beneath a tall, foaming, light tan-hued head.
Smell: A central deep breadiness, fairly toasty in the scent, streaked by hoppy notes of spice (white pepper), florals, and pithy tangerine peelings.
Taste: Bread, toasted grains sliding towards a roasty chicory-like taste given a thin layer of sprinkled toasted ground nuts. Near nil sweetness, though a very, very low hint of brown sugar that races by the tongue. A mix of florals and spice wrapped up in a big orange, tangerine-flavored bow. Moderate bitterness. Scant grassiness. Drying, bitterish, toasted finish with a light lingering hint of mint leaf.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: As expected, it was a hoppy brown.
Bottle at Big Texas Beer Fest. Aroma of coffee, nutty malts. Cloudy brown color. Has stout-like characteristics: roasted caramel, chocolate malts. Lingering taste on palate. Not a bad brew, just doesn’t taste like a brown gunnfryd (15256) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. aroma is dry, hay, hop, roasted malt, peach, caramel. Flavour is is hop, hay, roasted, peach, orange, caramel, coff. Full body. Nice beer. stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2012
22oz bottle. Light brown pour. Malty, nutty aroma. Nice, strong flavor of almonds, caramel. Bitter hop presence dominates the finish. I love strong brown ales and this is A Good one. Martinus (4701) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2012
Clear dark red beer, beige head. Malty aroma, quite sweet, generous hops, coffee, roasted malts, bitter chocolate and ash. Sweet malty flavour, bitter hops, milk chocolate and mocha. Silky mouthfeel, Finish caramel and roasted malts.
Not your typical brown ale, but as it isn’t my favourite style, for me that isn’t a bad thing.
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT3, Oirschot. Courtesy of Benzai)