Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Ølbutikken. Clear brown – offwhite head. Chocolate, nutty, raisins, ok hoppy, citrus, grassy, roasted, high malty, nice bitterness, bitter malty. Nice.
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at ChrisOs ’Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia’ tasting. Red amber colour, thin beige head. Lots of intense high alpha hops. Hops are a bit harsh. Very good hops but harsh. Not much of a brown ale. OK. Needs more sweet malt to balance it.
yngwie (13106) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 22oz. A big, dense and rocky head, beige in color, forms over a more or less clear dark amber body. Roasted malts, some sourish notes and a nice hoppyness in the aroma. The flavor has a distinct coffee flavor, along with bitterness, pine cones, some chocolate and and roasted notes. Full-bodied, too carbonated and semi-dry. Mostly bitter finish with chocolate and roasted malts. A really pleasant brown ale. Could drink more of this. Several times. 111112
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a clear amber body with a tall dense beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roastiness, caramel, nuts, and bread. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, grass, florals, and caramel malt with a dry, bitter finish.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, some caramel, nut, roast, light orange/earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, orange/grapefruit, some roast, bittersweet chocolate. Medium body, light creaminess.
thewolf (11099) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Havnens Vin & Tobak, Vejle.
Clear redish chestnut with a lovely, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has caramel, chocolate and fresh peachy hops. Lowish carbonation, dry and pleasant creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, sweet, lots of fat milky chocolate, light roasted malts and hazelnuts. Good bitterness with notes of pine and peach. Yum.
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with a small off-white head. Floaties. Aroma of chocolate and caramel and dried fruit. Sweet flavour of caramel, fruit, brown sugar with a reasonably hoppy finish.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: April 01, 2012
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma, robust hops, citrus
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, dry, earthy, heavy citrus, plenty of bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - SEP 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with big beige head. Flavour is light roasted malts, nutty, caramel, medium sweet, hops, little grass and medium bitter.
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Half Time. Pours dark brown with a creamy 4 finger beige/tan head. Aroma (through a lot of foam) is dark malt, chocolate and probably resin hop. Full bodied. Flavor is lots of hop, chocolate, maybe a touch of coffee, definitely pretty darkly roasted malt. It has that brown ale malt flavor, but mixed with other things. Floral finish? Can’t say no, but the flavors are so strong I’d never have seen that on my own. Complex and amazing ale.