Pringao_Toribi (326) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: complex bittersweet beer.
Aroma: Arabic coffee, toffee, resin and floral, and a little alcohol and ¿raisin?
Taste: Medium bitter and medium sweet, little salty.
Palate: full bodied, a little sticky.
GlasgowTAD (840) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells nutty, taste is weak nuttiness. Look is dark brown. Not very exciting as the body is thin and there is some chemical presence. Slight heartburn involved.
k0mpsa (1927) - Tuusula, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown color, white head. Aroma is malty, roasty, sweet notes. Taste is same, pretty nice brown ale.
Holmen2 (2238) - NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap at Kverulantkatedralen 13.09.14. Dark brown. Small beige head. Aroma of hard plastic. Faults from a new tap system??? Toffee, dark malts and liquorice in taste and aftertaste.
Hallstein (355) - Skogn, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas of caramel, chocolate, bread, pilsnermalt. Beer is really nice and dry with flavors of chocolate, toffee, nuts, dark fruits, but not too much coffee, just like a brown ale should be. I am not getting much hops here at all. I dont know what it is, but the beer tastes really mediocre, without being able to put my finger on why. Maybe it’s because of the dryness, i really don’t know.
thomat (2825) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown with a thick tan head. Malty and roasted tones. malt, coffee, caramel and hops. Medium body with a roasted finish.
Cimbasso (487) - - AUG 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2015 The colour is a dark reddish brown with an off-white, lacy head. Lots of caramel and roasted malt in the nose, and a sweetish, nutty taste, with a medium bitter finish. A good example of a brown ale and not too strong at 4.7% ABV.
Kauge (941) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from K-supermarket at Kamppi, Helsinki (€ 3,99) in August 2014. Pours a dark, slightly reddish (mahagony) brown with a brief beige head. Nose is malty and almondy, bready, very slightly spicy and... soapy (it’s not the glass). A bit chocolaty even. Taste is medium sweet with a fairly bitter, slightly metallic and grainy (not very likable) finish. Bready. Medium body and carbonation. Overall not unpleasant, but lacking all aspects that would make it worth remembering, plus a bit too weak and slightly watery. Would go well with warm almonds coated in sugar and spices, I mean the kind they offer on the streets of Old Tallinn.
Toomio (380) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Standardituotos humalaisista oluista. Ei kommervenkkejä. Napakka pikkunautinto. Perus.
BeerSkull (1368) - SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 2011). Aroma of sour malt and brown sugar. Taste of burnt caramel.