Psytron (1158) - Turku, FINLAND - APR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smell of chocolate. Dark brown colour, light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, hops. Some chocolate. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Quite nice, but very nonsurprising. Mid-flat carbon.
joe19612 (1748) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brwon colour with a mid size white head, malty aroma with some caramel, the taste is light and malty with a right amount of roast with a dry finish.
omega (642) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Found this to be a heavy beer on the palate - like having too many pies. Driven by roasted malt this is a beer that lingers, but lacks vibrancy and freshness, hence the average overall. Just not a style that does much for me.
Beerhunter111 (5676) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, dunkle reife Früchte, Karamell. Geschmack röstmalzig, Karamell, dunkle Früchte.
erickok (3199) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown body and large head. Biscuity, woody but mostly toasty malts, with a soft yet present hop backup. Toasty yeast even. Good selection of ingredients, however, it doesn’t do much for me personally. Taste is medium bitter, foamy mouth feel, not exciting. A bit disappointed. It certainly not cheap (here). (50cl bottle brought by Bertanne from De Molen)
AshtonMcCobb (2131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On keg at the Bow Bar.
Appearance - cloudy brown with an orange chink towards the bottom of the glass.
Nose - very elusive but some nuts and toffee.
Taste - toffee and apples. Then tangy orange.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - good Palate but the rest didn’t really add up. It did grow on me though.
skortila (4349) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has bread, caramel, roast and is a bit weak. Clear, dark ruby brown coloured beer with an off-white, beige, medium head. The taste has a light hoppy bitterness and smooth toasted malts.
rmesquita (7) - - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cerveja amarga com um aroma adocicado, deixando aquele sabor amargo no final. Perfeita para acompanhar um queijo no fim do dia.
sm89walt (1716) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg - Hashigo Zake, Wellington. Poured with a fine but lasting and lacing off-white head above a clear copper brown coloured body. Distinct spice and herbal characters notably of clove, particularly on the palate, coupled with robust choccy malts and a dry, zesty citric hop profile. Firm mouthfeel, medium body and crisp carbonation with an enduring bitterness and herbal linger. Not a traditional brown ale as such but one with intriguing bittersweet interplay and herbal interest.
beer-yum (358) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent complement to just about any beer drinking situation. Full bodied and well balanced this brew makes a nice change from the regular hoppy IPAs that are standard fare today.