saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, nuts, roast malt, bitter hops, little flowers and has a bitter finish.
Dedollewaitor (13747) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Kihoskh, Copenhagen. Pours dark brown with a small creamy head. Roast, caramel, fruit and a hoppy finish. Chewy malty - nuts and caramel. Tasty!
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2009 Bottle, 7.2%. Vinous aroma, roasted, smells a little lagered. Clear dark brown colour. Small stable light brown head. The flavour is nicely roasted, slightly sweet. Not as vinous as the aroma, but still a bit vinous. OK balanced. Roasted aftertaste with a good deal of barley bitterness which gets a bit rough after a while.
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear red/brown head - white head. Roasted, berries, caramel, nut, pleasant, light hoppy finish.
harrisoni (13261) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from a trade with a non-RBer. I mean in what way is this a brown ale? Yes, it’s a nice beer, but really an Indian Brown Ale, what is that? It’s a malty choccy beer, a strong (stout) porter perhaps, but a brown ale? Growing up in the pubs of 1950s East Cheam, brown ale never tasted like this, or am I confusing myself with Tony Hancock again? Innit marvellous! Or perhaps there’s a joke here that I’m not getting? It’s got some American hop on aroma and then a rich lush dry malt mouthfeel and flavour and yet remains with some juiciness. Crunchy milk choc malt. As much as I like the US beer scene, sometimes I’m left in complete disbelief. Anyway, forgetting the IBA problem, is the beer any good? Reminds me a bit of Wychwood Hobgoblin with a bit more hop and alcohol, an Imperial Hobgoblin perhaps. Bit too syrupy on the malts maybe.
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2000
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
While it is totally unique, I just couldn’t get into this for some reason. I think it was those bubblegum notes. Where the hell did they come from?
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Brown ale that pours with little to no head. Medium body with a descent flavor with a hint of brown sugar.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2003 (draft) Clear mahogany with tan head. Aroma is sweet, raisin, caramel, roasty. Taste is medium sweet, malty, light caramel, roasty. Wet, light/medium body. (bottle) Very dark brown body with minimal head. Rich caramel and chocolate malty sweet aroma, a bit of bitterness at the edges. The taste is sweet but hoppy. Assertive maltiness (caramel/chocolate/coffee), the brown sugar is evident as well. The sweetness diminishes at mid-taste, and some spiciness and the English hops begin to assert themselves. Alcohol is always at the periphery and finally makes itself known in the aftertaste. Good beer, though taste- and strength-wise it's much more a doppelbock than a brown ale.
thewolf (11128) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to the mother-in-law. Pours deep brown chestnut with a large, creamy, beige head. Aroma has caramel, toasted, citrus, hazelnuts, apricot. Medium carbonation, nice dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has nice caramel, chocolate, hazelnuts. Loads of good citrussy bitterness. Very well balanced.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours arich light brown head and color is black with a tint of red. Aroma is malt, dark malt with coffee notes. Taste is dark malt, creamy, good carbonation, backed up by hops. Builds a coffee aftertaste as I progress through the beer. This style is not quite my taste, but well done, good occasional beer.