Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer dark reddish brown, with a very big head. Dark fruits, spiced and good grassy hops. Decent one.
Japalo (1832) - 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.
dfearnley (1805) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to tulip
Sourness, light malt, earthiness. Pours a dark brown with a long lasting creamy light tan head. Some fruitiness up front, then nuttiness, a touch of bitter chocolate.
Nocturne (1795) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours out with far too much head; obvious carbonation issues evident. Brownish amber beneath. There’s an initial hop blast in the aroma that rises above brown sugar and fruitcake notes from the malt, and they work together well in tandem. The same can be said of the taste, in which the hops do a good job of smoothing out the sweetness. I’ve often found brown ales to be sweet and predictable, and whilst this didn’t knock me for six, it at least helped to elevate the style above those notions this time around.
Sevenlee (1762) - 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.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a big frothy brown head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of citrusy and grassy hops, slight roasted malt, hint of caramel sweetness. Taste is grassy hops, roasted malts, coffee and sweet toffee on the finish with a nice dry finish and a smooth bitterness on the end. Very good hoppy brown ale and another beauty from 8 wired.
gEUS (1720) - 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.
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
Beerhammaren (1656) - 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.
Vells (1607) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - JAN 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 Dark amber with huge beige head. Lacing nicely.
Aroma.. floral sweet nose, grassy hops, hint of honey, decent malty.
Bit sweet, with medium bitter dry finish.