Subsn595 (5) - - JUL 10, 2017 does not count
First time having this, one of the better Dopplebocks I've had in a long time, drinks more like a stout, heavy malt and easy chocolate back taste. Would definitely purchase again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Tried this at the California Beer Festival. This was far and away the highlight of the festival. This is the ultimate stealth beer. Looks, smells, and tastes like an American Brown Ale, but it kicks like the 10.8% alcohol. Rich malty aroma and taste; this one is a keeper for sure. ronaldtheriot (1965) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 4, 2015
Fireman’s Brew Brunette has a thin, cream-colored head, a dark, reddish-brown appearance, some visible bubbles, and minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, roasted malt, and the flavor is of dark baker’s chocolate, sweet brown or black bread crust, and low-level hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Fireman’s Brew Brunette finishes crisp, refreshing, and NOT boozy. RJT
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2011
A 12oz bottle from Pick’s Liquors poured into a Shaker.
Pours a dark brown, almost black. Small amount of frothy off-white head that leaves nice lacing.
Aroma strongly of coffee malt. Something else is there too, maybe a slight hop aroma.
Taste is medium bitter and lightly sweet. Definite coffee tastes and something a little sweet but I can’t quite place it.
It’s medium bodied with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation adds to its long bitter finish.
Overall, this beer is awesome. It’s a great dark beer and even though its about 90 degrees outside, I plan to go on out and enjoy this one in the sunshine. The fact that they donate part of their profits to help fire departments definitely gives them some brown nose points in my book too. I’ll definitely be buying this one again!
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Good dopplebock. For 8% ABV it is really drinkable. Not a treacly malt bomb. Balanced and smooth.
thehoff (598) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Very dark molasses and caramel malts. Sweet and nutty. Notes of coffee as well with good chocolate highlights. Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - AUG 19, 2010
From a bottle, minimal head, brown, lightly sweet,roasty, chocolate, coffee, bread, spruce, clove, licorice.I like it.
Note:This is beer is 8%abv it says on the bottle Beerhunter111 (21976) - P´Castle, GERMANY - NOV 5, 2014
Fast schwarzes Bier mi schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, viel Karamell, Schokoade, Früchte. Geschmack schokoladig, viel Röstmalz, Kaffee, dunkle Früchte. bhensonb (15500) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Very dark brown/black color with a large creamy tan head. Smells like stout. Medium body with mild carbonation. Smooth burnt malt flavor. Dryish finish.