bmerz (728) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This is near perfect for the style to me. Super simple but exquisitely crafted, refreshing, comforting, and clean. It pours with great clarity, a deep brown and ruby, with a fleeting tight head and a little lace. The aroma is clean malt, lightly roasted nuts, a little earth, and a little fruitiness. The flavor has a bit more chocolate, very slight tang, and very well balanced moderate sweetness and bitterness. It ends a light bitter and dusty after a very soft and clean start.
olliejobbins (1221) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewdog in January during tap takeover. Dark brown pour with quite a stable chestnut colour head. Aroma is roasted malts, nuts and yeast. Reasonable taste
Yeast, malts etc but a little stale. I’ll have this again from a bottle and rerate.
jaghana (4402) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 65cl, a dark beer with medium head and good retention. Nose is on chocolate, dark coffee, nutty. Aroma is on dark malt, dark chocolate, toasted nuts, roasted coffee, medium creamy body, light roasted nuts. Quite complex for the alcohol level. dry roasted notes on finish.
Calisky (1418) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur ambrée sombre, très légère mousse beige. Super nez malt noir, chocolat, café en grain, noisette grillée. Gout malté grillé, boisé et noisette grillée, avec note de chocolat et houblon avec petite amertume. Bon Corps. Fin de bouche légère amère grillée. Simple mais nickel pour 5c°
nihtila (1352) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
21.12.2014. Ruby brown. Aroma of malts, caramel, nuts. Flavour is smooth and slightly bitter, malts, dark fruits. Hoppier brown ale.
bg80 (44) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Beautiful looking beer, not particularly aromatic. Rich malts, but not too sweet due to a balanced hop presence. Less intense than the Samuel Smith, for instance. Don’t taste any alcohol. Very drinkable.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2/19/15] Draught at Alesmith in San Diego. Reddish brown color. Pleasant malty aroma of toast, nuts and a bit of caramel. Sweetish flavor, malty, toasty and nutty, with a drier note. Rounded mouthfeel. Nice stuff.
alobar (2991) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of nuts, roasted malt, and caramel. Chocolate, caramel flavor with roasted malt, and nuts. Very nice beer!
solidfunk (4882) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some nut, some caramel. Tastes like macadamia. Pours maroon with good head and lacing. Very drinkable, this stuff would be great by the pitcher. Light sweet finish with hint of roast. Tap at Gingerman NY.
Iznogud (1259) - CROATIA - FEB 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 650 ml from Whole Foods Bowery, New York. Pours brown with tan head. Roasted malts and nuts aroma. Roasted malts, chocolate, nuts, hint of hops. Bitterish end.
MadIndian (2558) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle gift from SJ. Ale Smith does everything right once again. Bold notes roasted malts, Earth tones, hop with a dry chocolate finish. Decent body, great brew. Excellent representation of the style.