Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2017
12oz bottle dark auburn color thin off white head aroma is brown sugar and roasted malt taste is the same with a smooth short finish
BeerRenter76 (1061) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Originally rated on 12/31/08. The brewers description of this as part scotch ale, IPA, and brown ale is pretty accurate. Aroma of toasted caramel malts, alcohol, and some floral hints. Flavor is the same as aroma with some nuttiness and a coffee finish. A little on the sweet side but its hearty and filling, I liked it. mice (1130) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2017
0,33l bottle from Beergium. Dark brown beer with long lasting light beige head. Aroma has sweet dark malts, some caramel and roastiness. Maybe some hints of coffee also. Taste has sweet malts, hops, some roastiness and coffee. Medium body and medium carbonation. Quite ok. commonmac (1381) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2017
12oz bottle picked up at The Ale Jail in St. Paul. Consumed in a spiegelau IPA glass. Amber/brown in color with a light tan head. Aroma has traits of hops with toffee, caramel, and an almost cookie like characteristic. Taste has qualities of molasses with toffee and brown sugar. Notes of coffee almost come through which was a little bit unexpected. There is a bitterness present especially at the finish with a residual bit of sugar. Really a strange blend of a lighter coffee stout and a traditional Dogfish Head IPA. Mouthfeel is slightly thin but has some minor oily characteristics. Something a little too unbalanced in this effort for my taste. Pretty decent for a brown ale. Idiosynkrasie (8318) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 26, 2017
355ml bottle. Clear, dark brown colour with ruby glimmer and small to average, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, beige head. Spicy aroma of roasted barley, hints of burnt coffee, burnt caramel, a touch of liquorice, molasses, coffee surrogate on celery basis. Taste is bitter, almost a bit tart, roasty-spicy malty, notes of roasted barley, hints of burnt coffee, burnt caramel, liquorice, a touch of molasses, coffee surrogate, raisin, blueberry, some hop bitterness. Unbalanced, harsh, more burnt than just roasty flavouring material.
Ron (4290) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 14, 2017
Bottle. It pours a dark brown color with a beige head and lacing. The aroma is toffee, brown sugar, and hops. The taste is burnt sugar, molasses, raisins, and nice hop bitterness. The sweetness is subtle and balanced really nicely with the hop and coffee bitterness. drjoeng (1481) - 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 (1350) - 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 (1655) - 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