Pinball (11920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, trade with papsoe.
clear amber, large smooth creamy brown head.
aroma of toffee, caramel, malts, hops, dry hoppy nutty aroma.
flavor is slightly citrussy, malty, hoppy, flowery, nutty, I’m afraid this might be very slightly infected, or perhaps it’s just the nutty malts playing subtle citrussy tricks. Very bitter, malty bitter, wood, the very slightly infected like note could be the citra doing a flowery citrussy thing to the beer. the beer appears nonheavy and easy to drink, however complexity and bitterness makes it a beer for the geek nevertheless.
BrewBoxer (2565) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown , big head that fades, smells of ood, oak and some rich malt. Not what I expected from one of my fav brewers. Easy drinking, light on the palate , some slight smokinerss at the end but not flavorful at all. Average
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
walnut with dirty seafoam head. Aroma is grassy with a bit of moldy rock and chlorinated pool. Medium, creamy body with moderate carbonation. Astringent, unpleasant bitterness, rather metallic, almost chemical. Yuck. It’s more drinkable then a beer that is going bad, but really, a good ol’ American brown? I think not. A disappointing night for beers- 0 for 3.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.0 A: Deep transluscent amber brown color. A little over one finger of frothy beige head. Retenion is perhaps a hair below average and a "barely there" ring of lacing is left.
3.0 S: Strange aroma. The dominant component is some novel mix of cocoa powder and flowers with herbal undertones. Toasted malts with anise and caramel. Light, raisiny fruitiness.
3.0 T: Cocoa powder/flowers/herbs mix that tastes just as strange as it smells. Raisin, toasted malts, faint roastiness. Doughy malts overall.
4.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation that somehow in conjunction with the body makes this feel a lot like a beer from cask. Good creaminess, very nice.
3.5 D: Strange, but tasty beer that has a damn good mouthfeel.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-31-2012 03:29:43
Patrickctenchi (5951) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice ruby brown with a huge tan head...great roasted scent of coffee and malts..Nut flavour, bitter coffee...very tasty.
reebtogi (5594) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours dark brown in color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild with roasted malts and hint of citrus. Taste is malty sweet with roasted malt and citrus hop bitterness. Flavors are nicely balanced and body is medium with some light carbonation.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from RS Food Mart. Brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and a little roasted grain. Taste is big baker’s cocoa, bitter, burned toast, and a little bitterness.
ilovedarkbeer (2702) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a mahogany color with a canvas colored yeasty head. Notes of roasted nuts, caramel, earthy hops, and greenery. Little watery and kind of boring.
bigtaster (898) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in tumbler, pours a clear dark red-brown color with a huge beige head that slowly dissipates. Lots of brown sugar on the nose, maybe some orange peel as it warms there is nice spicy nose, candy like. Flavor is unique with subtle fruity almost belgian like sweetness, banana, software citrus hops. Unique brown ale with great complexity.
flip_soeperman (880) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hay, banana, caramel, amber, hazy, minimal head, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation,