RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditionally styled Doublebock with rich structure, bold flavors and silky smooth finish. Handcrafted with a heavy dose of toasted chocolate malts to create a refined microbrew of uncompromised quality.

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2.9
The_Osprey (9641) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2017
January 2017 - Bottle share at Leighton’s. Thanks Leighton! As ’Firemans Brew Brunette’. Dark brown with a red hue, foamy light brown head, thin lacing. Aroma is varnish, dates, jaggery. Body is light, tingly carbonation, smooth. Taste is sugary, varnish, spicy and oxidised with some raisin. Just OK. (2.9)

3.4
bytemesis (9464) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy reddish chestnut, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, some lacing. Aroma is nutty, malty, dark breads, molasses, light smoke. Flavor is medium sweet, roasty, nutty, light smoke. Medium body, light acidity.

3.5
Ibrew2or3 (8912) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2014
12oz bottle stating 8% abv pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a semi loose one minute long thin mocha head. The aroma offers up a flash of metal at first and then it slides into dark roasted malts, scorched toffee sweetness and then a faint earthy chocolate note. The taste has a pleasing mix of dark roasted malts, chocolate and a thin ribbon of cherry like fruity esters that really imparts little sweetness. It gets a little more dark roasted coffee like toward the finish. Decent enough but a little roasty for the stated style.

3
Idiosynkrasie (8190) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 26, 2015
355ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Dark malty aroma, cautious hints of caramel, malt lozenge, milk chocolate, short bread. Taste is dark malty, hints of caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, artificial sweetener; slightly alcoholic finish.

2.2
teorn88 (8066) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 23, 2017
33cl bottle shared at Leighton’s. Thanks to the host himself. It pours a clean dark amber ruby almost brown color with a minimal off white head. Aroma is malty biscuity and bollocksed. Taste is also sweet and malty, with more biscuit and bollocks. Medium bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, meh

3.4
Sledutah (7971) - Utah, USA - AUG 25, 2017
12oz bottle picked up at the state store
Pours dark brown with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel and coffee. Flavor of toasted malts, caramel, coffee and chocolate
Nice

3.4
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a mahogany body and a large tan head. Aroma of tobacco, toffee, caramel, coffee, alcohol, soot, and candy corn. Fudge, corn syrup. Taste is sweet, tobacco, ash, molasses, candy corn. Lively bubbles, some alcohol, pretty slick. Not horrible, but not great. The best product brewed at Indian Well’s facility...ever.

2.5
Ernest (7886) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (scorched caramel, burnt grain, molasses), with notes of brown/turbinado sugar, date/raisin, light note of shoe polish. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Similar quality as the Blonde (I see now they named their three beers as if they’re women...that in addition to the company name makes it loud and clear that fireMEN are MEN’S MEN, *grunt* *grunt* *grunt*). Almost nothing in the nose but sugars, and that carries through in the mouth, where there’s very little to balance. Just seems like a strong brown ale. A clumsy beginner brew.

3.3
Strykzone (7796) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a nice lighter tan head that leaves stringy lacing. A rich malty cocoa nose. From the first sip this one is less than hoped for. It is one of those beers where i like everything tasted but they work against each other rather than compliment. Cocoa, mixed fruit, and an unfortunate mix of hops. Although this is a European style, the addition of west coast US hops would have been welcomed. The finish brought out more of the malt and especially the chocolate and that was nice.

3.3
ajnepple (7337) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2014
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Brown, almost black appearance with a small tan head, mostly diminishing, no lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla and toffee. Similar flavor, malty, sweet and creamy with minimal bitterness. Medium to full body, slick and smooth with soft carbonation and a rich finish.


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