Marduk (1936) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Hazy red copper color. Small size, off-white head, stays. Sweet and caramel in aroma. Weak aroma. Juicy, sweet, touch of red currant in taste.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga)
Nice hoppy brown ale aroma. Nice full palate, smooth, gentle carbonation. Simple bready malts. Rather simple, drinkability high. Much better than an average US brown, like it.
acaffar2 (15) - - FEB 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Standard brown ale. Not very strongly flavored on its first impression, but it has a nice pleasant finish. Paradoxically, it is both rich and light.
curepute (105) - New York, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany in appearance, small off white head that dies down to a lacing. The nose reminds me of their Christmas beer, without the pine. Maple syrup and sweet malts. Taste starts out with a little hop bitterness and then the malts take over a bit, vanilla, syrup, toast. Finishes bitter. Not too bad for a brown.
zwartjesbier (28) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle 33 cc. Pours a milky red- brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is light licorice/cough drop, though not as heavy tasting as is usual when there’s a licorice aroma. Some biscuit with a hint of citrus. taste is medium sweet with some light bitternes that lingers for some time. A full body with light carbonation.
Kinda reminds me of some belgium dubbel beers but with lighter aroma and taste. Not a session beer but I could drink a few at one sitting
Psytron (1121) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks for the "use opener" hint on the cap. It helped a lot.
Smell of hops, spices. Dark brown colour with faint of red. Small beige head. Aroma of caramel, hops, some yeast and cocoa. Sugary finish. Very mixed flavours, but still nicely balanced. Some bitterness, medium sweet. Rich and lively carbon, light body.
freiksenet (66) - - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Very dark brown, with small white head that’s tinted yellow. S: Strong malt, some caramel, some mild hops. T: Starts bittersweet with some malt and coffee, goes sweetish, a bit liquorice and sour ends bitter coffee, chocolate and some ash. Lingers for a while. M: Medium body. O: Quite a deep beer with many layers of taste.
Howlader (388) - - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4.75oz taster on draught at Barley Brothers in Winnipeg. Pretty good brown ale, fairly roasty
kingstoni (1265) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with a thin head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Bitter taste with some sweetness. Flavors are nuts, coffee, roasted malt and a hint of lemon.
termin86 (21) - POLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: dark brown, frothy head, clear; Aroma: caramel, bread - medium intensive; Taste: light sweetness; Palate: medium body;