yngwie (14773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2011 Bottle. Clear, mahogany pour, topped by a small, beige head. Quite fruity nose, with pine and citrus, but it has a solid malty background. Definately malty flavor as well, but they blend with a good dash of bitterness, citrus and pine. Medium body. Bitter finish with pine and fruit. Not what I expected from a brown ale, but it sure is a nice one. Rating: 6-4-6-4-13-3.3. 070801
Bottle, courtesy of geokkjer. A dark chestnut colored beer topped by a small, dense beige head. Nutty nose with a bready touch and a pleasant hoppyness. The palate is smooth, but maybe a bit too carbonated. Medium body. There’s a little sourness in the flavor, with nuts, dried fruits and bitterness being the most dominant. There’s also a touch of coffee towards the nutty, slightly bitter end. An easy drinking beer that is slighlty better than most brown ales, but it’s sort of old fashioned and dull. A nice beer though. 110305
Travlr (14773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear ruby maroon color, thick beige head. Aroma of toffee, coffee. Taste has toasted brown bread, subtle nuts. Tasty.
harrisoni (14693) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at The Rake, Borough Market. Ruby with lasting beige head. Lovely aroma of berry fruit and US hops. Bready. Quite bland in mouth, but finish is good. Hops on either end. Has a fair dry malt flavour in mouth which sometimes is a little bready.
saxo (14436) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice tan head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich with nuts, caramel, some roast malt and notes of fruits.
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 21, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Den smagsløse, Odense: Brown with a creamy white head. Malty caramel sweet & bready. Thin texture with metallic notes.Light hops appears in the end!
Theis (14088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Stefanhus. Dark nut brown - offwhite head. Aroma: Roasted, high hoppy, citrus, grape. Taste: Nutty, roasted, caramel, hops, citrus, grape. A lot more hopped than I remember it !!
MiP (14007) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very malty aroma, hint of bonbon. Nice chestnut colour. Light brown head, disappears too quickly. Malty, sweet/sour flavour, reminding me of a slightly failed homebrew. But nice enough beer still.
TBone (13637) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 3, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (BB 07/2005)
Brown toffee color, vanishing brown head. A bit tight malty and cheese aroma. Medium-bodied, malty, late hoppyness. Lacks normal sweet notes of brown ale.
Leighton (13373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Deep, dark brown color with a slightly beige head. Taste was sweet, with strong caramel notes and echoes of the aforementioned malts and chocolate. Quite delicious.
Oakes (13185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2008 Chestnut brown with a garnet accent. Not convinced this hasn’t been sitting on the shelf too long - a bit tinny on the nose, with the more normal nutty malt stuff. Body is medium, bitterness about that for the style. The malts are nutty and sweet, leaning towards toffeeish and with a fair bit of richness relative to most other widely-available browns. Possible age issues aside, not a bad example.