hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Clear, dark, dirty-orange ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, off-white head. Decent retention. The bouquet is heavily nutty and chocolaty with a touch of vanilla. Medium-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor offers bittersweet cocoa, light vanilla and toasted almonds. Finishes moderately sweet, chocolaty and a touch grassy.
Borup (3690) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Brown colour wiht an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, hops, caramel and roasted malt.
Pyrmir (1211) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @CBC13. Aroma of toffee, burnt sugar, citrusy and grassy hops and some caramel. Taste is toffee, grassy hops, roasted malt and coffee that finishes with a powerful bitter hop punch.
finol (1690) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CBC.
Malty, nutty but mainly too hoppy than I prefere a brown ale to be.
hirigalzkar (1820) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ CBC. Pours red-brown with a off white head. Notes of grape, citrus and red orange in aroma. Taste has a quite heavy malty base and hops that tastes like red grape. Well balanced.
Camons (3706) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ CBC. Pours brown with a light brown head. Aroma of malts, caramel, some fruity hops. Flavor is malts, light coffee, caramel, grassy and light citrusly hops. Medium body, soft carbonation. 040513
reebtogi (3262) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2013 500ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a finger and a half of light beige head that settles to reveal some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted grains with hints of chocolate and citrus. Taste is a light roasted grain and citrus hop bitterness balanced nicely with a chocolate malty sweetness. A pretty well done brown ale that I recommend others to try it.
Reimer96 (590) - 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.
andrewturba (456) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark transparent brown with big initial off white head that slowly amounts to a healthy ring around the glass and spotty through the middle. Aroma is citrus, bready, caramel, and mildly fruity. Flavour is medium bitter citrus, bready, nutty, light sweetness and a dry finish.
Rangi (381) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Big frothy white head that sticks round really well. Beer has a red tinge to an over all dark deep brown clear appearance and nice medium carbonation.
Aroma of bitter malt. Taste is much the same a bit of a let down something bitter, coffee like but more estringent. Was expecting a inviting and mellow beer, this is not. Bitter malt dominates this beer and unfortunatly not enjoying.
adamah (62) - - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very malty and full of caramel flavors yet it had a very satisfying bitter finish. The aroma was a little lacking for me but I did enjoy the full body and high carbonation.