drjoeng (1257) - SINGAPORE - APR 14, 2017
Poured out dark brown. 32ºSRM.
Nose is dank and moist and nutty and suggesting boiled peanuts. Freshly roasted chestnuts. Maybe hint of wet tobacco leaf.
Mouthfeel is nutty and drip coffee. Palate is Folger’s drip coffee with smoky, slightly sour, bitter, but light without the intensity of serious carmelization. Hops are almost resinous. There is slightly sour middle-hind palate that suggests lemon peel or grapefruit peel with a slightly oily character suggesting citrus oil, which is both tangy but also with a lingering aromatic component to it.
Finish is medium long with charcoal, resin, sap.
Overall, would not characterize this as a hoppy brown. The only brown ale component comes through most obviously in the nose and the hind palate with some nutty, dark barley toast like flavors, but over all the OBVIOUS flavor notes are charcoal, burnt twigs, burnt coffee beans of a stout and the aromatics of an IPA. BlazerT (1101) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - APR 10, 2017
Deep brown with small, light brown head. Poor head retention and lacing. Roasted malts aroma, nuts, some sugary-like notes, coffee, cocoa. In overall not that bad, above average, keeps the level. MBlessing (1308) - Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 4, 2017
Klares braun schöner cremiger schaum; malzig röstmalz im geruch leicht Kaffee leicht hopfen, recht süß malzig etwas Rosine etwas Kaffee röstmalz ein Hauch Kakao herb säuerlicher Abgang wobei sich dann eine leichte hopfennote auf der zunge hält , mir durchgehend etwas zu süß aber nicht übel ichmachebier (16) - - MAR 28, 2017
Aroma: Chocolate and coffee with malty backbbone
Appearance: Nice brown color
Taste: Dark coffee/chocolate/molassas
Palate: Medium body with medium carbonation
Overall: A bit harsh for my palate for a brown, but for style rates well alteregoo (1440) - Kalisz, POLAND - MAR 14, 2017
Piana średnio oczkowa, niezbyt trwała. Barwa brązowa, klarowna. W aromacie karmel, brązowy cukier, zioła i resztki chmielu. W smaku półsłodkie, karmelowe, w tle trochę pikantnych przypraw, orzechów, kawy zbożowej, w kontrze niska, tytoniowa goryczka. Wysycenie średnie, dość pijalne i gładkie w odbiorze.
TeijoA (67) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Przeciętne Brown Ale, mocno karmelowe i z mało intensywnym zapachem. Gdzieś ten zapowiadany amerykański charakter IPA uleciał w transporcie...
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2017 33,5 cl bottle, bottled 19/11/16. Surprising seems to be the word for this beer. Surprisingly dark beer, dark brown to almost black with a good beige head. The aroma is surprisingly roasty coffee, chocolate, dark malt, dark sugar, a very light pepperness. The taste is like a suckerpunch to the head after the good smell. Sour. Very light body, overly carbonated. Taste has some coffee that was left on the burner all night, sour red fruits kind of riding over everything. Is that the ginger or is it a bad bottle? This is pretty awful. Bad surprise.
update 23.3.2017: Much better. Nutty, malty with a bit of chocolate and a good hop bite in the finish. martjoobolut (4314) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 8, 2017
Bottle (as Indian Brown Dark IPA from beergium). Pours dark ruby with light beige head. Aroma is some fruits and malts. Flavor is sweet and bitter, malt, fruits, cocoa, molass, sugar. Finish has some sugar, hops. Alcohol seems mostly covered. Overall: ok. Chalumeaux (1553) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Poured from bottle dated 12/5/16 brown with reddish hues and a thin tan head. Aromas of roasted malt chocolate toffee and burnt grain. Taste is malty with oaky sweetness sd nice mouthfeel and a lingering bitter finish. john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle. Black with Reddish tinge. Malty; roast malts, lots of chocolate and coffee, burnt roast, caramelized brown sugar. Hoppy; grassy and earthy hops. Sweet malty with nice bitter hoppy edge. Probably unique. Certainly interesting. An unusual and decent beer. (2008)
VastActiv (7033) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Tap at Dogfish Head, Milton. Colour is clear brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Chocolate, some nuts, hops and malts. Pretty good.