maledictum (675) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish brown with a medium tan head. Nose is malty and slightly nutty. The taste is somewhat sweet with malt and a nutty charcteristic. Very pleasant and very drinkable. Smooth finish as well.
Zarkam (516) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Tallinn Kaubamaja, very dark reddish brown colour, medium frothy mostly vanishing tan head, fair lacing. Moderate to heavy toasty malts with notes of chocolate, bread and coffee with moderate citric and resiny hops. Taste is initally moderately sweet and slightly bitter with a hint of sourness and acidity turning into a moderately bitter and slightly sour finish with an astringent feel. Medium body, slick mouthfeel, average carbonation. Quite a pleasant brown ale with somewhat interesting taste and balanced sour-sweet-bitter taste.
spartakbarnsley (67) - St Petersburg, RUSSIA - JAN 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brooklyn Brewery. This is how I imagine Newcastle Brown Ale would have tasted in the days before mass brewing. Caramel and malt are the dominant notes as expected, but a hop spiciness is definitely present in the finish. Lots of character, and not your typical American beer. As a Brit on tour I enjoyed this!
weordie (211) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with little head. Aroma of caramel and malt. Taste is strong of malt.
VamboladeTolly (439) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with small white head.Aroma of roasted malts, hoppy, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste is nicely roasted with some bitterness, coffee, citrus, something metallic. Good beer.
Brewfoolery (28) - California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour with ruby red on deep brown slight translucent appearance in the glass, with slight head or foam. Aroma has notes of malt and chocolate. Mouthfeel medium body. Crisp finish on slight coffee, toffee base, no sulfur note. Low hop bitterness with no conflict with malt flavors. Dry finish, clean carbonic aftertaste.
thirstyrabbit (1280) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The label has "strong beer" on it. Since when is 5.6% considered to be strong? By whom? Anyway, the beer pours a dark mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma has nutty roast with some cocoa. Taste has nutty roast with some minerals/iron unfolding in the finish. Nice roast. Finish has a firm hoppiness. Quite drinkable but occasionally feels somewhat industrial.
Kauge (483) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355 ml bottle from Koht (€ 2.25). Dark brown colour, head light creamy and brief. Nose is sweetish raw herbal hops and caramel. Taste is sweet of chocolate and strawberries, burnt caramel, roasted malts and kind of sourish with mild bitterness from the raw hops. Body medium, carbonation quite prickly. Finish kind of metallic and dry. Not enjoying this.
Marduk (3318) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Clear brown color. Small size, yellow head, stays. Citric hops, caramel, faint metallic notes in aroma. Cold coffee beans, mild hops, roast, dusty taste. Carbonation is bit too high. Caramel roast in aftertaste.
martjoobolut (1172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours brown with light tan head. Aroma is caramel, malt, roast. Flavor is caramel, malt, roast, some hops. Palate is rather watery. Overall: ok-ish.