RexTalionis (3436) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured brown in colour with tan head. Nutty, malty and a little bit of fruitiness in aroma. Bready malty with some herbal hoppy notes in flavour.
charlotte (5099) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Dark brown colour with small off-beige head.Aroma is vinous with taste of rasin and other dried frutis,mild mouthfeels and hint of tosted malt and toffee caramel.
benpickens (474) - Camarillo, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy brown with medium head that builds with little agitation and leaves ample lacing; brown sugar and molasses with citrus aroma; hops upfront... Not a mild brown but a hop forward one.
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teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear and very dark brown with a loose tan head and light stringy lace. Nice rich brown bread and molasses nose, showing just a tiny twang of aluminum. Creamy medium body with light but pleasant carb. Rich toasty bready mid palate with some very light molasses notes, but overall very clean and thoroughly attenuated. Light brown bread finish.
KyotoLefty (8859) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Yamaichi. Nose of brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, light spice. Deep brown witha tall, fine head. Sweet, malty, thick. Fruity, like raisins or grapes. Yeast character is a bit strange. A bit thin. Ok, not so special though.
ADfan (787) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer has a dark brown color in the glass with a large head. The nose has a maltiness with some hazlenuts. Taste has roasted fruits with a some caramel.
sonnycheeba (4817) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours dark brown with average, fizzy beige head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is caramel malts, floral hops, figs, dates, and light nuts. Flavor is mostly sweet malts, with some dry wood notes, light hops, and faint fruit esters; dry finish. Light body and low carbonation.
Slubgob (292) - West Hartford, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap pour. Mahogany color little bit of cream head.warm malt nose. Taste is mild like a good Oktoberfest, picking up warmer malt notes in the back with a hint of today.Light hoped on the backend cleans the palette.excellent, very drinkable fall beer.
Japalo (1703) - DENMARK - SEP 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. One finger clear brown. Fine malty notes. Very fresh crisp with tannin -like bitterness. The mouthfell resemblance a complex gourmet sauce.
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2012 Beautiful reddish-brown with a rocky foam on top. Odd aroma includes some bright fruity hops which follow into the flavor, but both aroma and flavor favor the malt. Dry and toasty, some carmel and a plum kinda fruitiness. Fairly light in body. Dry finish. Very good, but maybe too dry and not malty enough for my taste.