kschep (1707) - DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nose is very hoppy, later caramel and hazel, feel is quite broad, carb is mediumheavy, taste is burnt malt, weak bitter hops, some toffee, finish is cane sugar
Sevenlee (1669) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, nuts, bread, citrus and hops. Taste is light sweet leading to a moderate hoppy finish. Good stuff.
Psytron (1665) - 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.
gEUS (1615) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle - pours brown, gushing with a head that is inches thick and stays on for a long time. Had to wait until it was warmed up to room tempretature to smell something and for the head to disappear. After that, the aroma is very elegant: leather, honey, eoasted malt, caramel. Light body with overwhelming carbonation, taste of salted caramel, plums, raisins.
Japalo (1586) - DENMARK - JUN 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark amber. Half finger foam. Faint caramel aromas. Sharp bitterness blended with some acid maybe from the malt! Dry finish. Not the Best from this excellent brewer.
Beerenberger (1584) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Maybe something happened during transport, but my experience with this beer was not what others have indicated. A slight, hard to define aroma. Pours a dark brown with little to no head. The taste was the real disappointment. The carbonation overwhelmed the taste. While roastiness was there the carbonation just suppressed it. Medium bodied with too high carbonation. Overall, was not enjoyable. However, I want to try it again to see if this particular bottle was A fluke or not.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a fairly dark brown color with a bit of ruby around the edges and a finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of lightly toasted caramel malts, coffee, tropical hops and some coffee and a bit of nuttiness.
T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malts with some grapefruit hops and a bit of brown sugar. Through the middle, some grassy hops come through with a bit more bitterness and some coffee and nuttiness. The finish is a mix of lightly toasted caramel malts with some earthy hops, brown sugar, nuttiness, and a bit of coffee and bitterness.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and lightly bitter finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice brown ale with a good overall balance. Good amount of hops.
nate2g (1548) - 上海 / Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Batch#1). Pours very dark brown with a creamy light brown head. It’s roasty on the nose with underlying fruity hops. Chocolate malt comes through in the flavour and a fruity hop burst balances out the malt. A roasty finish but perhaps slightly chalky and a ’soapy’ character too. It’s quite subtle all round but this has real potential. Courtesy of the man himself - cheers mate!
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy, murky brown color with sediment... Light brown colored head and a sweet, malty, deliciously earthy nose. It’s light in the mouth, slightly disappointing, and yet a little different from what you’d expect from a brown ale... In a good way. This is a little too carbonated, though, and I think it negatively affects the flavor. Eh.
Beerhammaren (1498) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with medium head. Aroma is roasted bread, dark chocolate, dark malts, a hiny syrup. Flavor is coffee, roasted malts. A bit hopsy or bitter after taste.