willisread (610) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Bottle from old town. Pours a dark brown with a modest tan head. Aromas of malt, chocolate, molasses and pine. Tastes more of the same with the molasses standing out as it comes to room temperature. Slightly sweet with a bitter finish. Full-bodied. Nice brown.
Holmen2 (1647) - NORWAY - MAR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at Stavanger Airport Sola 09.03.15. Very dark brown. Pale brown head. Aroma of dark malt, dark caramel and chocolate. Taste of dark malt and coffe, with a slight hint of pine and refreshing citrus. Perhaps just the tiniest hint of smoke throughout.
adodo (126) - Riga, LATVIA - MAR 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is not very strong, bready, barnish. Brown, little head. Little bitter, little to medium sweet, umami. Lively, full body.
belgis (251) - LATVIA - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense aroma. Bit of yeast bit of burnt caramel. Also taste full balanced. Thin foam . one of the best brown ales I tried so far.
gde (16) - FRANCE - MAR 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tres peu houblonné. Petit gout de chocolat quelques notes de café grillé en bouche. Peu d’alcool ressenti
malvrich (86) - durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Clear mahogany/prune juice color with a short tan head. Short duration. Spotty lace.
S: Chocolate malt and Dr Pepper.
T: Less chocolaty and more hop bitterness than the nose would imply. Less Dr. Pepper and more Coke. Nice Roast flavor. Refreshing taste but a bit thin. Actually could use a little sweetness.
M: Tingly carbonation and light body for the style. Easy drinking though with just a bit of residual stickiness.
O: Good, refreshing and tasty but a bit lacking in flavor complexity. Overall I can name several browns I like at least as much for the same price. Worth a try but don’t overthink it.
alex_leit (217) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Brown color with minimal head. Caramel and roasted malt aroma. Taste: caramel, dark malt, little sweetness, chocolate, light bitterness in the aftertaste.
rarbring (1777) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: The smell is sweet, brown sugar, fudge, nut caramel, some fruity aromas, red forest fruits.
Appearance: The beer is clear brown red, a tan head that settles rather quickly but leaves some lacing.
Taste: The taste starts with a brown sugar note, some nut fudge, then lingonberries and cherry seeds.
Palate: Medium high carbonation, small intense bubbles, the fluid is fresh and smooth but has a lingering dryness at the end.
Overall: Quite well balanced, and not too sweet - thats nice. Enjoyed at Grills in Stockholm.
Note: Bottle Reviewed 2011-02-16.
egidis (29) - LITHUANIA - FEB 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. dark brown with minimal head. aroma of caramel and roasted malts. medium sweet and medium body with medium bitterness
felip989 (103) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2015 Dark brown with a big beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa and some coffee, earthy and floral notes. Taste is roasted and some smoked malt, coffee, chocolate, toffee, some herbal and minty notes too. Bitter and toffee aftertaste. Great beer!