UDBeernut (861) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured into a tulip glass, dark amber with a nice silky off white head. scent of roasted nuts and chocolate, we are in for a treat. taste is wonderfully complex with nut, chocolate, toffee, and light coffee. mouth is silky smooth. WOW. I can’t tell if I am siping on a brown in Newcastle, enjoying expresso in Milan, or walking the streets of havana. what a home run.
pushkinwow (1336) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Light brown, cream head. Light sweet malt with chocolate, lactose, toffee, somewhat nutty, smooth. Moderate body, mild carbonation, sweet, bit dry, some hazelnut on the finish. Tasty.
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
18/III/13 - 75cl bottle from Domus Birrae (Rome, IT) @ home - BB: n/a - 2011 vintage or earlier (2013-254)
Clear purple to red brown beer, big frothy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: cola bottle candy, citric acidity, Rodenbach like aroma, cocoa powder. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sourish start, leather, tobacco leafs, mocha, little bitter, dark chocolate, lactobacillus. Aftertaste: hint of caramel, tobacco, pretty sour, mocha, coffee. I’m pretty sure the beer got infected, this sourness was not intentional, yet it works for me. Since I’m a sucker for Flemish Sour Red ales...
SlackerMads (520) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Murky brown with a thick bubbly beige head. Aroma is nuts, chocolate, toffee, dark cherries, blackberry, spicy, coffee, skumbanan, roasted malt. Taste is near heavy sweet, medium bitter and light fat. Medium+ body, oily/syrupy texture, soft+ carbonation. Sweet all the way, but has some roasted malt bitterness to balance it a bit. Good soft warming brew.
Furseth (1866) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,7L Bottle: Thanx MR Rask! Dark clear colour, big creamy head. Aroma has a nice coffee, dark choclate, burned.fruitnes. some alcy was there to. Flavor had a nice sweet malty mouthfeeling, dark chocolate, and coffe, a bit smokkeynes was there to. Medium to full body, medium sweet malty/rasiisns alcy finish. Well done indeed!!
michaelinwa (453) - Bothell, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from trade with Tricyclist. Dark brown pour, big, thick head, aroma of malt with significant chocolate notes. Flavor is sweet malt with hints of dried fruit, tobacco and chocolate. Moderately complex, slightly thick, interesting and enjoyable. Finishes with the flavors and a little tart. Alcohol is well hidden. Another nice brew from Matthew.
ThisWangsChung (448) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated 3/24/13. Portion of a 750ml bottle into a Hunahpu’s snifter. From notes.
A: Pours a dark brown color. The head is...well, not really existent; it’s just an offwhite-shade ring.
S: This has a lot of hazelnut, caramel, brown sugar, and even some chocolate. A good ’sweet’ aroma.
T: There’s a good nutty flavor to start. The midtaste and finish sees a minor appearance of balancing hops, caramel qualities, and some lighter fruits.
M: The body is medium, without too much sweetness or booziness. I could use a bit more creaminess, but that’s nitpicking.
O: One of the better brown ales I’ve had - which is the same thing I said about Maduro, I do believe. The more I have from Cigar City, the more I think they really know what the hell they’re doing down there in Florida.
jw0406 (488) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle pours a dark brown color with an off white head. Aromas of roasted malts,nutty, caramel, light coffee. Medium bodiied, with a nutty finish.
Peter_L (145) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska @ Bishops Arms. Mörkbrun vätska med fingerhögt brunt skum. Jästdoft,syrlig. Lite åt ouid bruin. Choklad och kakao i smak. Ingen alkoholsmak,bra.
bbcd (82) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a small, tan head that leaves some spotty lacing. Aroma is chocolate, plum, roast, nuts. Taste follows, heavy on the chocolate, quite nutty, lots of dark fruit in the finish, minor alcohol presence, overall fairly sweet. Creamy and full-bodied with some lingering warmth.
XmnwildX12 (1421) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Brian, nice brown ruby color with a tan head. Nice sweet chocolate malt and roast. Taste is coffee and a really sweet malt, has a bit of fruity notes on it as well.
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