ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2012
From a growler picked up at a whole food in Virginia. Aroma is pleasently malty with some light hop notes. Lots of good malt character. Flavor follows through with the promise. Malty but not overly sweet. Great hop balance. Really impressive brown ale. Dedollewaitor (16157) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2012
Bottle. Thanks to Chrisv10. Pours dark brown with a large head and lacings. Dark caramel malts and fruit. Smooth and medium bodied. Decent. Scopey (14699) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2012
Bottle shared with Leighton and James in Delirium Hoppy Loft. It pours very dark brown, with a thick beige head. The nose is molasses, pine, treacle and earth. The taste is caramel, pine, leather, leaf, earth, resin and some alcohol warmth, with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not overly complex, but easy drinking nonetheless. Slipstream (2625) - USA - FEB 7, 2012
On draft at Good Beer. A very nice BA. It is malty and bready, but still effectively hopped. A good balance and a good taste. Leighton (21231) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2012
Bottle shared with Paul and James at Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels, late on Saturday night (Sunday morning) during the pre-wedding celebration. Pours brown with a thick, off-white foam. Bit of toast and leafy hops in the nose. Decent flavor, medium sweet, with toast, dry caramel, bit of bread, mild dirt and leaves. Medium bodied with average to high carbonation. Mild dry finish, some toasted leaves, light cocoa and caramel. Doesn’t blow me away, but it’s OK. Some lingering dirty, floral bitterness.
Spelt (232) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Has floral and light pine aroma. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a thick, lasting tan head. Has some coffee-like character but the resiny hops dominate in the favor. Not picking up much from the amarillo. Although an American brown, pushes towards a black IPA. Carbonation is a little prickly and strong. Medium mouthfeel. Bitterness in a fairly long finish. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Pours dark brown with a large tan head. Smells almost exclusively like bready malts with hints of hop notes. Taste is sweet, malty, hints of chocolate, caramel, toffee, with a nice mild hop profile. Medium-bodied with a smooth, wet texture and very soft mouth-carbonation, Clown Shoes Brown Angel finishes with a nice, mild sweetness. bhensonb (15187) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Bomber from Half Time. Pours dark brown with a creamy 4 finger beige/tan head. Aroma (through a lot of foam) is dark malt, chocolate and probably resin hop. Full bodied. Flavor is lots of hop, chocolate, maybe a touch of coffee, definitely pretty darkly roasted malt. It has that brown ale malt flavor, but mixed with other things. Floral finish? Can’t say no, but the flavors are so strong I’d never have seen that on my own. Complex and amazing ale. jmohno (1618) - Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Bomber bottled 05/11.4 finger khaki head med brown with red highlights.
Aroma of a bright floral/citrus- a light fresh crispness.
Taste seems like a typical brown light bodied and seems thin for a double-but sessionable. For the description of layer upon layer of malt i would say its someone one dimentional and not malty. Something off though with a metallic mineraly sharp quality to this(too much carbonation?) light roast toast malt light roast/mild lightchocolate, drying light roast finish with an obvious bittering Tangy hop taste..A bit bland but a decent beer. Tangy sharp citrus/pine hop bittering with a drying roast. Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle from Vino’s. Pours a beautiful brown colour which shines an amber red colour in the light. Thick yellowish, light tan head and a hoppy pine aroma balanced very nicely with coffee, chocolate and roasty malt. Hops are quite upfront again flavour-wise with pine, pineapple and grapefruit leading into roast espresso coffee. Quite bitter with lingering alcohol, roasty malt and coffee again. Very tasty!