Rune (9661) - Tromsø, - FEB 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big 750ml bottle, lotto 15 203/12, shared at The BrewDog Bar in Manchester. Patchy surface over a hazy, dark amber coloured body. Good amount of lacework. Smell of sappy fruits with hints of candy sweetness. Rather succulent taste of fruits, lightly spiced, and mingled with nutty malts. Not overly sweet to the finish. Smooth and clean in the mouth. Quite well bodied considering the relatively low alcohol strength (25.01.2013).
kraddel (4988) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at Vinni,Birri,Ribelli 2015. Pours clear amber, Small white head. Smell is nuts (pun intended) Taste is mildly smoked. Bit nutty, balanced. OK
77ships (6194) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled 750 ml. bottle @ “Vini Birre Ribelli 2015”. Amber, small tanned head. Nose is wonderful, vanilla, sugar, almond, pie & marzipan. Taste is lesser, oxidation is a bit too high on this one (but these guys do appear to be simply into oxidation, which does work to a certain extent here), you get some oxidation, leaves, sugar, vanilla, marzipan & almond are a bit muted here. Body is oxidation all the way. Nose is lovely, wonderful, beer is pretty nice but it does feel like it could have been more going by the nose. Not getting the smoked malt to be honest.
Baramba (448) - ITALY - MAY 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle. Clear amber with medium off-white head. Nutty aroma with caramel notes. Flavour of malt, tart, chestnut
KansaiBeerLvrs (3564) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Open Baladin. Chestnut Amber brown. A fruity, nutty aroma with slight biscuit. Really interesting taste, acidic, tart, nutty with some grainy biscuitiness. Easy to drink and enjoyable brown ale, preferred by everyone over Palafrina by Troll...
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nutty nose, caramel, chocolate. Cloudy orange-amber with floaties. Nice malt flavor, chestnut, dunkel-like malts. Light and tasty.
BuckeyeBoy (4068) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a really sexy bottle pours out chestnut color topped with small head. Nose is really nutty sweetness and a nice malt bill. Taste is nutty aswell with a good mellow malt bill. Glad I got to try this one.
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is light citrus, sweet nutty flavour.
ippopotamo36 (995) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,75 bottle purchased in Rome and consumed in Serbia. Pours honey color, cloudy with a minimal gassy off white head. Nose: under fermentation must (yeast), sour notes, hidden chestnuts. Mouth: sour feeling but lack of character. Forgettable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Mortlach (1469) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Mad For Beer (Rome). Bellissimo color ambrato carico, quasi miele di castagno, abbastanza limpida, schiuma media, non molto persistente. Al naso sentori di malto, caramello, marzapane, frutta secca. In bocca è delicata, dolciastra ma mai stucchevole, anche ben equilibrata. Corpo leggero, carbonazione bassa. Autunnale, senza pretese, ma davvero ben fatta.
__Rb81 (416) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home (batch LS170/11, best before 11/2013, shared). Pours hazy dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma of moldy wood, wet forest, bit of malty caramel. Taste is bitter sweet, slight malty caramel sweetness, hint of solvent like esters in the end, no trace anymore of (chest)nuts if there were any to begin with. Okay, but would like to taste this fresh.