VastActiv (3860) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Originally rated 21022012. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate and malts.
jmgreenuk (5713) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Oluthuone Kaisla, Helsinki. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin off-white head. The aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, earthy mineral. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light malt bitter light hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
ContemplateBeer (1717) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Really resembles an oyster stout overall- very, very slight brine character with cocoa powder and lean roasted malts. Appearance: Dark brown, nearly black pour with a creamy tan head. Flavor: Matches the nose; you get almost nothing from the seaweed until near the finish, and itís very, very faint. Personally, I would not have known unless informed. You have to look for it, which means it may be mind over matter. Palate: Light body, creamy texture, flat carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: A good beer, but does feel a bit like a novelty.
milewide (1726) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Concept far exceeds brew! Bland, sweet, taste and light brown color. Thin! I didnít detect any salty contribution.
allmyvinyl (6041) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear dark brown, thick beige head. Aromas of chocolate and malt... So maltesers then. Taste had a very faint saltiness, but you need to search for it. Otherwise, chocolate malt. Nice enough, if a little thin.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Sir Walter Scott (JDW), Edinburgh Airport on 20 May. Poured a very dark ruby, near black, with a dense creamy head and excellent lacing. Malty aroma, with some brown sugar and herbal notes. Flavours of hay, molasses and tobacco. Finish was coffee, burnt sugar and grain.
ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottles. Pours a clear deep ruby, with a small off-white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves a little lacing. Slight seaweed notes mix with toffee and chocolate malt in the aroma. Briny seaweed and citrus hops up front give way to a malty body of chocolate and rye toast. Mild leafy hops and a touch more seaweed come in at the finish. Iím not really sold on this one: I donít feel that the seaweed adds all that much to what is otherwise a fairly plain brown ale.
DroolYeast (450) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ home.
Aroma of roasted malts.
Very dark brown. Small off-white head, tiny lasting.
Taste is moderate bitterness. Roasted caramel sweetness.
Finish is sweet. Watery texture. Light to average carbonation.
Bif (1676) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark mahogany color with a tan head and ample lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and bit of dark fruit. Taste is similar with roasted malt and chocolate. Light bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth and slightly creamy. Nice take on the style.
SilverfoX (686) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
had this at a beer festival and must have had it at the end of the night as ive not left any notes that are legible.