Palme (2250) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.65l bottle. This is a blurry deep dark ruby red beer with a small quite quickly fading and side sticking off-white islandy top. The aroma is not what I would call extreme. Yes there are some traces of nuts and butter, but I was actually expecting a bit more. Only soft hints of chocolate and roasted malts. Think I will leave it in the glass for a while to see if it gets a bit more present when it gets some temperature.
OK, it has been in the glass for about half an hour, and the aroma has developed a bit. The roastiness is clearer, and some nice chocolate paper mixed with traces of tobacco has sprung out. It has a really comfortable light almost cloudy mouthfeel this, and the carbonation is about average. Light roasted flavors, it has a nice soft sweetness, traces of cold coffee but I’m missing the nutty flavor I was expecting. I have to admit that it’s extremely light drinkable this. The aftertaste is leaving a nice milk chocolate flavor that’s lasting for quite a while. All in all a really comfortable non-extreme ale from the legendary Alesmith guys. 23.02.2013
GMUcrew7 (572) - Mason, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a ruby hue and a nice light tan head. Nice malt aroma with a hint of chocolate. The flavor is a mix of malt with a hint of dried fruits and a chocolate finish. Very smooth medium body, this is one hell of a brown ale.
edgallow (1083) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle pour brown with a tan head. Aroma of malts, nuts and chocolate. Taste is nutty and sweet malt.
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adamhorror (53) - USA - APR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked the wrong beer to rate from the list. Meant to rate a different AleSmith
DocJitsu (305) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brownish amber color with a taupe colored head. Nutty, earthy, chocolaty, and grassy aromas comprise the bouquet. The mouthfeel wasn’t as full and creamy as the nose had led my palate to anticipate. It is a little thin and on the watery side. The flavor was even more of a disappointment. Some nuttiness, but nothing extraordinary. Some lactose and coffee acidity. Plus, this beer seems to drink more like a stout than a brown. Pretty unremarkable. Not a good effort by Alesmith.
conway (570) - - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a dissipating white head. Aroma is coffee and caramel. Taste adds a touch of hop bitterness and a slight citrus note. Nice light palate with a little carb. Extremely pleasant.
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UDBeernut (868) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber pours tan with cream colored foam head huge retention. Caramel, nut, chocolate, roast, and biscuit. Body is light and makes for a nice sipper on this warm winter day.
Nisse666 (3158) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Bierkompasse.de cons 2013-03-08 Göteborg
AR: heavy roasted malt, vinos, red currants, sour gooseberries
AP: nut brown - just kidding dark ruby, fluffy/mealted icecream shaped foam creme nougat colored head, great lacings
F: full bodied, thick dark chocolate mousse, roasted malt, sugary dry feeling, wee grainy, medium + carbonation, and seatled bittness, fresh and easy to drink, there is some undefined frutiness as well, finish is fresh chocolate and rosted malt
Niko100 (1486) - New York, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, cocoa/chocolate, some coffee, & nuts; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, hops, dark chocolate, coffee, and nuts; Finish is fairly dry; Nicely balanced; Solid.
esp0r (1258) - NORWAY - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown with a big tanned head. Smells of roast, hints of coffee, nuts and yeast. Moderate sweet, quite fruity for a brown ale, hints of coffee and dark fruits, nuts in the back. Moderate bitter finish, earthy hops. Very nice brown ale, on the fruity side, nice roast and yeast flavors. One of the best brown ales i’ve tasted