Hughe Dunn Brown - Nail Brewing Australia Pty Ltd
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3.26/5 rDev -13.1%
#458 of 700.
Dark mahogany with an immense beige head that swarms the glass before slowly collapsing in pillowy fashion with a few lace spots.
Nose shows conspicuos dark fruit sweetness with plasticy undertones. Dates, liquorice bullets and marzipan. Plenty of woody spices, mainly nutmeg and cinnamon. Some fruity hop presence, but hard to discern over the malt clamour.
Strong anise and dark fruits blended with milkshakey chocolate character. Very slight brandy notes. Unexpectedly drier than the nose due to a moderate roasty bitterness. Flavours fall a little flat after this bitterness hits.
Body is way thin, and the carbonation is more sedate than the appearance suggested. The bitter finish seems detached as a result.
Not an unpleasant beer by any means, but it lacks punch and body for an Imperial beer. Much prefer the standard version.
02-02-2014 06:51:20 | More by spicelab
3.44/5 rDev -8.3%
750ml heavy dark green bottle (#346 of 700) purchased from Oak Barrel in Sydney by my brother-in-law and given to me for Christmas. Yeah, he's alright.
Pours a deep, dark brown, almost black in hue, with flashes of red when held to the light. Head forms inconsistently: quite frothy on initial pour, but settling out to a filmy mess that leaves good lacing. Rather light body; there's some fine carbonation that swells through it, but it's quite lightweight. Looks decent.
Nose is a slightly musty brown bread basis, without a lot over the top to add complexity or richness. Oddly, there's a strange lemony character that dominates more than anything—it's odd and not all that good.
Taste is certainly better. Here there's a solid roasty malt basis that stays firm and driving throughout. There's still not a stack of complexity though. Light lemony hints come through again, some wavering toffee notes evanesce in the background. Feel is very light, slightly frothy and adds a fullness to the palate—it's one of the high points of the beer to be honest.
Overall, it's a solid brew. But only solid. For a beer that comes in an individually numbered bottle, I'm a little underwhelmed.
02-15-2014 06:18:09 | More by lacqueredmouse
4.06/5 rDev +8.3%
This is bottle 147 of 700 and this style is right up my alley an imperial brown ale and pour an impressive chestnut hue with a creamy two finger head and elegant clingy lacing everywhere,on the nose it's roasted chestnuts,ripe berries,a slight toastiness and a touch of chocolate,the mouthfeel I really like its medium and nicely carbonated and on taste I just want to immediately have another sip its very addictive with tastes of milk chocolate,dried fruits,earthy hops and finished with a nice nuttiness and overall it's definitely a winner and ill be buying some more cheers.
11-19-2013 11:25:35 | More by ADZA
Hughe Dunn Brown from Nail Brewing Australia Pty Ltd
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.