Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy amber with an off white head. Nutty aroma. Flavors of chocolate, toasted malt and hops. Slightly bitter finish.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy brown with a quick tan head that left a light lace. Aroma of roasted malt, fruit, and a hop background. The flavor found caramel, chocolate, roast, and a hop backing. Medium body that initially had a roast aftertaste that turned to a mild hop aftertaste as it warmed.
sonnycheeba (2973) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown with thick, frothy beige head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is cookie and caramel malts, dates, floral hops, brown sugar, raisins, and light vanilla. Flavor is balanced sweet malts and hops (medium bitterness) with some supporting dark fruit esters and light woody notes; dry, lightly hoppy finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy to cloudy dark amber with a large, frothy and pillowy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, and resin fresh hops with cracker and meal malt and apricot fruity esters. Flavor is malty sweetness with orange hops and light bitterness, apricot and passion fruit esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Plovmand (6131) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours brown with a huge beige head. The aroma is hops, caramel, fruit and toasted malt. The flavour is toasted malty with citric hoppy notes. Bread, light chocolate and biscuits. Great.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hockeybeerguy (549) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a dark cloudy brown .A foamy one inch off-white head forms and slowly dies to a film coating the top of the pint. Sticky lacing clings around the sides of the nonic. The smell has the hops up front with some light caramel and nuts coming more so in as the beer warms. The taste takes all of the previously mentioned flavors and adds a nice clean sweetness with a tinge of alcohol. The mouthfeel is about a medium with a nice smooth creaminess surrounding the mouth and tongue. This is moderately drinkable. Overall, I like this and would come back to it.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Cloudy amber-brown, finger of frothy tannish head. Fades fairly slowly.
S - Pine and grapefruit hops, sweet caramel malts, brown sugar, nuttiness, a touch of fruity yeast.
T - Grapefruit, pine, and grassy hops, some lightly resiny bitterness, sweet caramel and lightly bready malts, brown sugar.
M - Medium bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth, dry, bitter, sweet finish.
D - Nicely balanced. Good hoppy brown ale.
Martinus (2619) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown colour, beige head. Aroma of hops, resin, hay, malts, caramel, light fruity aromas and hops. Light sweet flavour, bitter, honey. Hoppy bitter finish, light honey, apricot.
(From 66cL bottle @ Colin’s 2nd Tuesday Tasting @ De Molen)
MrHangover (2075) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber, tanned head. Very good aroma of hops, hints of licorice and even some roasted touches. Flavor is bitter, spiced but does not live up to the smell. Decent brew, flavor could be better.
deanso (4504) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample at the monthly molen Tuesday tasting
thin off white creamy head. hazy amber pour. choppy bitterness.