superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22.4 ounce bottle into snifter, best before 7/16/2015. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, honey, cola, herbal tea, light pepper, light chocolate, plum, pear, apple, floral, grass, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, spices, and fruity yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, nuttiness, honey, cola, herbal tea, light pepper, light chocolate, plum, pear, apple, floral, grass, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light amount of herbal/spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, brown bread, nuttiness, honey, light fruits, herbal, floral, grass, light chocolate, light pepper, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, spices, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with a great malt/spice balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice spiced brown ale. All around very nice balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/bready malt, spices, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Bobhund (425) - - DEC 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info.
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Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours copper, taste is sweet and malty, light smoky toffee.
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
interesting spiced ale, kind of in a class of it’s own, though the clover honey is the main player in the aroma and flavor. i’m assuming the other aroma and flavor is larely kola nut, and you get a nice malt bse and a touch of hops as well. the originally very pleasing aroma and flavor grew a little tiresome as the beer reached room temp. very nice as a sampler, decent as a whole brew."
belgis (168) - LATVIA - SEP 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Burnt aroma bit of boils vegetables.well taste is strange.not sure what it is but after more sips feels too much.
cafgen (144) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A dark brown color with a one finger head. A nice spicy, breadiness, nutty and sweet aroma. A sweet malty taste is dominant. Not my type of beers.
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bobolev (8) - RUSSIA - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dogma is a beer for thinkers, dreamers and sometime truth-seekers.
Brewed with 10 different types of malt and blended together with Scottish heather honey, the flavour, intricacies and nuances of this beer are best enjoyed while musing over obscure 17th century philosophical meanderings, such as ?If we disbelieve everything because we cannot certainly know all things we will do much, what as wisely as he who would not use his wings but sit still and perish because he had no wings to fly?. (John Locke)
motelpogo (7022) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled. clear amber with a thin white head; some honey in the nose with earthy spice and a citric touch; some woody notes from the honey, light honeyed sweetness, red pepper, modest bitterness. pretty decent for a honey beer
markas101 (1900) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Honey amber colour, sweet honey aroma. Sweet flavour, spice and long grass finish.
Theydon_Bois (9944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Original version, bottle big thanks to Fergus for digging this ’R’ out for me, split on the 1758 Waterloo - Windsor train with the Wingman, best before date Spetember 2010!
Orange amber with a big old light beige head that retains well.
Nose is caramel, dark fruit peel, honey well evident, light spice.
Taste comprises light cocoa, floral notes, dollop of honey, hint of mint leaf.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, light trace of booze in the close.
Ok stuff, has held up well considering the age.