nicocanta (87) - - AUG 2, 2014
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Très étonnant ! Bière brune, avec des parfum de chocolat, sur laquelle les brasseurs ont déliré avec des algues. Bon. Passé l’amusement et le plaisir de goûter une telle originalité il ne reste qu’un goût de... siave.
VastActiv (5595) - Oulu/Helsinki, 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 (7427) - 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 (1987) - 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 it’s 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 (2031) - 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 didn’t detect any salty contribution.
allmyvinyl (9318) - 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 (2561) - 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 (1100) - Sydney, 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. I’m not really sold on this one: I don’t feel that the seaweed adds all that much to what is otherwise a fairly plain brown ale.
DroolYeast (962) - 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 (2003) - 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.