leaparsons (8784) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with a beige foam. Aromas are roast coffee with blackberry and liquorice. Hints of burnt toast with leather and some smokiness. Flavours are rich, gritty coffee with berries and an earthy, dry palate. Dark chocolate with a pithy bitterness. Peppery on the palate. Decent.
Christian (11700) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with a lasting off-white head. Big malty aroma with caramel and some dried fruit. Sweet malty flavour with dried fruit and herbal hops, and a touch of chocolate
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. DØE Tasting, French beer. Pours a clear and dark copper beer with a beige/offwhite head. The aroma is malt and caramel. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweet with some bitterness. Overall a good beer with a little better balance in the flavor.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours copper with a large beige head. Aroma is malt, sulfor and fruity notes. Flavour is malt, light grassy and flowery hop. Medium bitter.
thewolf (11432) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pours clear chestnut with a small, frothy, white head. Aroma is mild, light chocolate, plums. Highish carbonation, good dry mouthfeel. Flavour is suddenly kinda porter-like. Roasted, chocolate, light milky, some blackberries, mild malty tartness. Lots of malts, roasetd dry finish. Quite unbalanced.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, muddy brown hue with a tight, creamy head. Strong chocolate, light molasses and iced (sweetened) coffee hit the nose first, along with a mineral twang. Flavour begins lightly sweet with soft chocolate, turns sour like lemons towards the middle and finishes with herbal and coffee tastes. The finish is notably dry and mineral rich. Medium to full bodied with a velvety texture and lively carbonation. Raspberries somewhat replace the sharp lemon flavours as the beer gains warmth. Shared from a 75cl bottle at Gastropub Tuulensuu.
FatPhil (10610) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle (Tuulensuu, Tampere, French days 2008) shared by Tbone_ - thanks! As "brun".
Deep red. Aroma is sour initially, but roasted coffee later, and quite sweet. Good carbonation and sour in the mouth. Taste follows - a little sour too, and also roasted - that builds up over time. In some ways it’s a little watery, but on the whole it’s a pretty decent mix of tastes spoilt only by the unsophisticated sourness.
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Deep amber colour, not much head. Aroma is fruits, metal, yeast, earth and sourness. Flavour is mild fruityness along with caramel and sugary hints. Earthy aftertaste.
TBone (13816) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled (BB 09/2008)
Ruby color, not much head. Grassy, a bit toffeish aroma. Cellary, slightly sourish taste. Very earthy, grassy biere de garde. Very French with English influence, not like Belgian brunes (label says "brune").
bierkoning (11040) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl, from the brewery. Deep dark brown color, thin but persistant foamy head. Malt, toffee and a hint of licorice in the aroma. Malty, salty flavor (Maris otter malt?) with laurel, caramel and licorice. Long salty aftertaste. Very British, very well made and not without complexity, just a tad thin, maybe.