conway (1069) - - MAY 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown/ruby with a big off white head. Big hop aroma but can immediately tell the bottle is out of date. Really a shame because the malt characteristics are outstanding. Lots of caramel, some vanilla and smoke. Mouthfeel is slightly thin. Will definitely buy this again to rate a fresh bottle.
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glennmastrange (2125) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate cereal, toasted and nutty for the malt, moderate to heavy pine resin for the hops, slightly doughy and musty for the yeast, with a hint of vinegar and dark dried fruit. Head is average size, frothy, light tan with good to excellent lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation, and a tart finish. Quite a bit more sour than other Brown Ales, but it is unique and flavorful.
bwa5879 (501) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown nearly black with reddish hue and full inch of cocoa head, decent lacing. Nose is lots of cocoa, strong pollen, kiwi and/or melon, crazy smells that resemble port wine/sour beer mix in a way. Very soft carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and finishes a bit dry. Lots of pollen/port flavor, some definite cocoa and campfire roast but very subtle, nutty finish. Overall a sourish, pollen-rich brown. Its hard to agree with the style title but I’m mesmerized by this beer and its complexity.
MattiasA (362) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog. Bottle from Systembolaget. Love this category of beers and always re-joyce when i see additions to it. Jackie Brown is a solid contender.
Simonsen (511) - NORWAY - MAR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Mørk uklar farge, medium/høy karbonert. Beige skumtopp. Smaker røstet malt, nøtter, kaffe,humle, mørk frukt. En god mørk øl
Cuso (3662) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hand bottled from Richtar Jakub. Dark red brown color with thick long lasting beige head. Strong aromatic hoppy aroma (Centennial) again I clearly with dark malty backbone. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate in taste, after while overlapped with huge portion of aromatic hops. Combination of coffee and aromatic hops in this beer is amazing. Nicely went with Lamb saussage and Slovak sheep cheese. Tasty.
MisoW (678) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, grapefruit, hoppy. Taste is hoppy, roasted, caramel, grapefruit. Very nice bittersweet finish.
Gurthnar (1126) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2014 Rap at RJ. Aroma roasty, coffeeish. Lightly smoky. Fresh hoppy notes too. Dark brown colour. Stable head. Taste is strongly hoppy with American character. Complimenting nutty notes, also dark chocolate. Very good, but overdose of hops, masking the overall character of the beer. High carbonation. Would benefit from less hopping.
Karol (473) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tapped at Hostinec Richtar Jakub in Bratislava/Slovakia. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate, some caramel,sweetness, but very low. Taste is hoppy dark chocolate and coffee with a bitter coffee finish. I do not like a bitter coffee finish, not my cup of tea. The beer reminds me too much of a black IPA or IBA if you prefer. I am not sure about the style, I think Mikkeller missed the point here.
Evorclear (3) - - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malt City! Aroma is all kinds of malt and cocoa with a hint of hops. Clean on the palate, and a smooth, malty finish with a lingering taste of dried fruit.
Silvan7 (535) - Samarate, ITALY - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ mikkeller bar. Marrone scuro velata schiuma beige fine e persistente. Aroma tostato, cacao amaro, luppolo erbaceo e liquirizia. Gusto secco, frutta secca, nocciola mi sembra, con carattere luppolato. Amara. Un po’ di atringenza, poco carbonata ed abbastanza corposa