_angst_ (4406) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget and consumed on September 9. Pours chestnut brown with a thin white head. Smells of roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is dry with lots of chocolate. There is also a sweet bitterness to it. I expected a fuller taste and was a bit disappointed when I felt like there was something missing. ----- Had this with a hot red curry thai stew which mixed very well with the beer. The spicyness of the stew completed the flavour of the beer in a nice way.
VsXsV (3875) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Dark brown liquid with medium off-white/light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, oats, toffee, caramel, cedar, spices, cardamom and some light fruity/piney hops. Taste is quite malty, chocolaty, light sweet, very light sourness and light to medium bitter. Very balanced and enjoyable. Medium bodied with good carbonation and a bit sticky mouthfeel. More refined taste than most brown ales and less hoppy than American ones. Really balanced and well made.
Dedollewaitor (15435) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours ruby dark amber with a lasting creamy white head and lacings. Sweet nose of wood, oat and chocolate. Flavor adds a nutty and earthy touch. Medium bodied. Full of flavors for a 5,5 % beer - not to keen on the earth though.
EithCubes (5485) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught from the LZR WLF. Dark brown pour, light beige head. Nose is woody, light chocolate and toffee nose, reminds of a trail mix brew. Lightly juicy, bittersweet but somehow hollow inside (a little too silky?). Medium body, touch of stale/sour tang, but very good overall.
blomster (288) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head.
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, alcoho. Smells really goodl. Caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt in the taste. Fairly light body, abrupt finish. I can’t help but feeling dissapointed when drinking it...really nice aroma but it doesn’t live up to that all the way through.
HenrikSoegaard (12942) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Light swet and bitter flavor. caramel and nutty notes. Woody. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving Glass: Poured from bottle into pint-like glass.
Appearance: Rich chocolate brown with a slight reddish cast. Moderate sized tan head with very slight lacing.
Aroma: Caramel, chocolate, oats and some coffee and nuts.
Taste: Heavily roasted for a Brown, with lots of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Slight oat and English-style hops.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium creamy body, semi-dry finish.
Overall: Delicious ale even if it is almost more of an Oatmeal Stout than a Brown Ale.
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, nuts, malt and hops.
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with a small brown head without noticeable carbonation. A very brown ale indeed. The aroma contains molasses and nut, a hazelnut aroma. The smell is also heavily malty, making for a rich aroma well appreciated. The taste is a dark and sweet malt that tastes like coffee. If you think of this beers origins you can imagine a hearty cigar tobacco leaf taste. It is thick tasting with a fair share of hops to interfere with the alt. Palate is heavier than your usual ale but not overly sweet or sticky. Its a decent gimmick ale and stands out in the weak Florida brewing locale.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(swingtop courtesy of HOPSHUNTER, sampled 4/1/10). Dark brown color with ruby hue. Medium tan head, which is mostly diminishing. Moderate toast malt aroma. Flavor of the same, with light caramel. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Thin/slick texture. Soft carbonation. Spare lacing.