oobawa (1505) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2017 chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am really starting to like this style.
A beautiful beer. Rich dark and red-tinted with a tall tan head and wonderful lacing and retention.
Aroma is all over the place with biscuit, red licorice, prune juice, and vanilla extract. Curiously, I wonder if there isn’t a pinch of Belgian yeast in there as well.
The flavor is not so complicated. But it is very pleasant. Heavier fruity malts (there’s that Belgian slant again.) A strong and balancing hoppiness. (I am so used to drinking hoppy beers that this beer seems normal to me.) Taste is consistent.
Mouthfeel is medium heavy. Couple with the malt is seems to border on syrupy. The only thing that saves this beer from being a little cloying is a medium carbonation that keeps the beer alive on the tongue.
Overall I think this is a really good beer. The label is funny as hell in a political way. Nice job, Lagunitas.
Nice giant brown ale, big on dark malt goodness, possibly even bigger on the piney, resinous hops. Giant doses of chocolate-laced caramel are backed up by the slightest hint of Lagunitas orange marmalade hops, underscored by a slight red apple yeastiness that helps balance out the clingy, IBU-flinging finish. Modest notes of dried apricot and raisin lie way, way underneath all the crazy malting, but mostly this beer’s like sipping a candybar pinecone milkshake. Okay, not really, but it’s still pretty damn good. Emelie (122) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2017
Klar, brun, beiget skum.
Doft: Torkad frukt, syrligt, metall, bränt socker, coca-cola.
Smak: rund och maltig, råg, ganska mild, beska och papper i eftersmak, aningen vattnig och spretig. Samuel214 (1193) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2017
Flaska från SB, ca 1 år gammal? Provning med ölsällskapet. Kastanjebrun med gräddigt beiget skum som lämnar lite rester längs kanterna. Knäckig och nötig doft med karamell, brunt socker, lätt rågsyra, molass, blöt kartong. Len medium/lätt kropp. Smak av knäck, karamell, nötiga toner, grädde, kakao och en matt maltighet. Fortfarande markant beska som balanserar upp de maltiga tonerna väl. Riktigt trevlig! Florya (2024) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2017
How: bottle Appearance: brown with a medium tanned head. Aroma: chocholate, caramel, cocoa, hay, toast. Palate: medium to full body, soft carbonation. ARH (1133) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 29, 2017
The aroma starts leathery and a touch burnt, but quickly reveals a potent burnt sugar. It’s a deep brown and red looking body, topped by a soft foamy, tan head. The palate is mostly sweet, balanced by a roasted bitterness with mostly caramel, chocolate, and a roasted coffee quality on the tongue with a bit of herbal and a dry finish.
AndySnow (7795) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2017
How: Bottle.Ctplt777 (530) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Citrus, tropical fruit, malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, caramel, fruit.
This is fantastic. This is definitely a big ol imperial brown ale. It’s an absolute malt and coffee bomb and it’s 100% delicious. It’s has a huge brown sugar aroma which is amazing, and a nice roasty maltiness that just dominates. It’s super sweet, super tasty and just an overall malt bomb, but in a good way. It’s how I would want malt to be presented in a beer. I love how lagunitas pumps out these beers that are so delicious, but so reasonably priced. It blows my mind. Just another testament to how awesome they are. Cheers! Pick up this malt monster now. olsvammel (7249) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget. Malty and hoppy smell, with wort and caramel. Similar taste. Nice. Vighals (4086) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2017
Mørk brun klar med høyt beige skum. Lukter nøtter, brent karamell og humlelukt mot grapefrukt. Balansert, kjenner malten og humlen godt. Grapefrukt, nøtter, brent karamell og sitrus. Middels lang. kajser27 (1872) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 2, 2017
Clear, ruby-copper colored, medium to off white head, good lasting. Aroma is of malt, caramel, toffee, fruits, some floral and hoppy fruity notes. Taste is medium+ sweet malt, caramel, toffee, candy, fruity and floral hoppy notes, medium bitterness, dryish finish and bitter aftertaste. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, bit sticky, even some resin.