simontomlinson (530) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2017 Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
It pours a deep brown color. The body is a dark brown with a light cream colored head with some nice thick ringy lacing. The smell is all about the nuts and roasty chocolates with some slight caramels backing that up. A bit of brown sugar comes in with the hops telling you that this is a beer. The taste is superb with a roasty, sweet, malty, caramel, chocolate flavor. The nuttiness powers through into the taste. The palate is about a medium with a great balance between wet and dry around the tongue. It is very smooth and creamy, just like any Brown should be. Overall, this is superior for its style and spectacular to me.
Off white creamy head stayed on a very dark brown, finely effervescent body.
Big malty aroma with demerara, dark fruits & dark spirits.
Medium bodied, creamy, minimal carbonation & spritely on the back.
Malty to the fore with dark sugar, smoked hints & berries with a hoppy citrusy back.
Good one weihenweizen (3996) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2017
Refrigerated brown bomber from FlandersNed poured into an English pint glass. Clear medium brown with medium beige head. Aroma is evergreen hops, medium body, medium carbonation, and thick small-bubble lacing. Taste is evergreen hops, caramel malt, and floral hops. More like a brown IPA. olio (10434) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2016
65 cl bottle (6.9% abv).lusikka (7819) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2016
Pours clear dark mahogany red-brown color with a large off-white head. Slightly ashy aroma, berries, dark malts and chocolate. Flavor is chocolaty with some berries, spicy notes, mild hop bitterness, chocolate and some coffee. I like the chocolaty aspect of this but otherwise quite mediocre Aroma is a bit stuffy, flavor is better.
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a white foamy head. Aroma of sharp red berries, bread, raisins and grains. Flavour of dark red berries, chocolate, floral hops, a bit of metallic notes, nuttiness and grains. Medium bodied and a bit foamy mouthfeel. Feels a bit off I’m afraid. Jentex (1) - Alabama, USA - OCT 28, 2016 does not count
Great taste and feel for a brown. It has a smooth taste and a lot of carbonation.
GoufCustom (2077) - HONG KONG - AUG 26, 2016
chinchill (5171) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2016
650 ml bomber bottle at abv 6.9% bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Looks: Clear deep amber colour with a thick crust of yeast sediments; Explosive three and a half finger head with crumpety light beige foam which lasts for 4 minutes; Very good sticky lacing with very fizzy carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant and spicy rich amber malt, with strong sweet caramel, strong sticky toffee, strong cinnamon, nutmeg, strong dark chocolate, cocoa, citrus, orange, floral, sugar, dark bread, strong yeast, light lemon and grass. Wow!
Taste: Close to medium sweet strong amber malt, with strong roastyness, strong caramel, red fruits, cinnamon, strong spices, resin, wood, floral, molasses, strong dark bread, yeast, strong lemon, quite strong bitter hops and grass.
Body: Mid to full body. Slick, smooth and oozy palate.
Mouth Feel: Strong amber maltyness in a solid and smooth background. Very roasty and Bock-ish. Good red fruit base with lots of caramel, then truck loads of hops take over with strong spices, cinnamon, resins, wood and fresh grass. Moderate sweetness, very dry bready with strong lemon to round. Right on excellent!
Hoppiness: Strong cinnamon, nutmeg, citrus, orange, floral, and grass in nose. Resin, wood, cinnamon, strong spices, floral, strong lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is strong and dynamic for a lasting, high astringent oozy malty finish.
After Taste: Quite dry. Spicy, oozy and bitter to mouth.
Comments: This IBL sure packs a punch, start with very impressive head, very malty and roasty with reinforced spicy aroma and oozy lemony hops. Malt taste is not as fantastic as the chocolatey aroma but saved by fine cinnamon and woody hoppiness. It works well from start to finish. I love it and I want more!
2015 bottle served in a goblet.
Clear red-brown body with a large, foamy tan head that leaves a partial coat of lacing on the glass. Very good retention.
This "double brown" is, thankfully, double the malt bill (I guess) but not double the ABV of a standard brown. Americanized with enough hops to add flavor, bolster complexity, and leave this malt bomb leaning slightly more towards bitter than sweet. beerplace (1803) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 650ml from Big Ridge Liquor Store. Tasting with George. Pours a dark brown with a white head. Aroma and taste are caramel, dark fruits, toffee, smokey (especially in the taste). Burnt, stout-ish aftertaste. Excellent! robinvboyer (4721) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
Brown pour, large off white head. Great pine Aroma, soft soapy Aroma, some subtle citrus, and some decent herby cereals. Good mouth feel, solid carb. Finish is nutty, with some subtle pine aromas and carnage cereals. A quality brown ale. Ctplt777 (530) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Definitely the best tasting brown ale I’ve had in a long time, or even ever. It’s way more complex than your average run of the mill brown ale. The aroma is full of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and caramel. The amarillo and columbus hops are definitely present in this, and add a nice citrus taste. It’s interesting because despite the big chocolate, coffee, vanilla and caramel, the citrus isn’t off putting or weird. Overall, this is an awesome brown ale and way better than most of the ones out there. Tons of awesome flavors and aroma’s work great together. Cheers