17Beer (452) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2017
650 ml bottle. Big scents of roasted malts and coffee with some chocolate. Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Big roasted tastes, a dry mouthfeel. Super well balanced with a sweet notes. Tastes more like a porter than a brown ale. sulawang (1211) - - DEC 11, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 1 year). Pours beer bottle brown with minimal dissipating head, thin ringed retention, spotty island, tight clustered steady micro streams.
Nose: caramelized barley malt, cognac nuances (lvl-4)-pungency
Mid-palate: (lvl-4-sweetness), toasted caramel barley malt, semi-dry cocoa, nutty overtones
Finish: subtle bittersweetness, residual malt exhale
Summary: Decent drinkability and balance. Medium bodied, but I wished for more fullness. Erzengel (9783) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2017
65cl bottle from Rudat. Great roasted nose. The beer starts round and roasted, smooth with a nice malty bitterness. Very well balanced, very smooth and round, deep in aroma, round and refreshing. Long smooth aftertaste - well balance roasted with milk chocolate hints and a nice round and not too intense bitterness in the end. Very dry, easy to drink with lots of depth! brontebeach (191) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2017 This was a nice surprise. Almost like a porter yet with a fresher quenching mouthfeel. Drink fresh, this is a great winter beer. matthewjk (1138) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2017
Fine, yes, whatever... Rogue, you win again! Another superbly brewed concoction. Maybe a bit on the hoppy side for a brown ale?? Not sure, but it works. 22oz bottle
Idiosynkrasie (8220) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2017
650ml bottle. Clear, darkest brown colour with ruby glimmer and average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, ochre-ish, dark beige head. Chocolately, roasty, and nutty, dark malty aroma, sweet-ish notes of milk chocolate, nougat, toffee, some dark chocolate, cautious fruity hoppy overtones with hints of red berries. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty, chocolately, nutty, roasty, resinous and fruity hoppy, notes of milk chocolate, nougat, hints of toffee, underlying, slightly bitter and minimally chalky, roasty notes of coffee, coffee beans, fruity notes mandarine, yellow stone fruit; minimally dry, papery finish. Ratman197 (15636) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2017
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of toasted malt, earthiness and light cocoa. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toasted malt earthiness and light cocoa with a smooth dry lingering earthy toasted malt finish. slowrunner77 (13231) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 22, 2017
Muddled darker brown. Bomber from WinCo for less than $6. Nice depth to the malt here, both the nose and the flavor. Chocolate, roasted dark malts, light coffee and bitterness. Solid for the style. balloonbuffoon (752) - - AUG 6, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2017 Update: Robust brown ale, really more like a porter. Additional notes include, coffee and licorice. $2.25 paid for a single 12floz bottle without a date, nonic pint glass.
Paid the discounted price of $3 for a 22floz bottle without a freshness date. Poured into an imperial glass where it appears an opaque dark-brown with a light-brown head. Good smelling roasted malt aroma conveys toffee to my nose. Comes on hearty with pumpernickel, then finishes crisp with a latent light caramel sweetness. This is a fine example of the style. BuckeyeBoy (8861) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours out a muddy brown topped with a tan head. Nose is chocolate coffee and nutty wood notes. Taste is more of the nice coffee chocolate sweetness.