Rangi (626) - - JUN 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
really rich mocha notes. Great almost pure black poor with white head on top. Taste is a bit dry shallow not as deep and smooth as I was expecting. Wasn’t expecting the big espresso flavours quiet intense with this beer.
mateuszk (295) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown with frotty head. In aroma roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, some fruity esters - nice in overall. In taste roasted malt, caramel, malt, medium bitterness. A little too low body, beer was a bit watery. To sum up - very nice brown ale.
Bontus (666) - Flanders, BELGIUM - APR 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Delhaize. Weird to find Mikkeller in a supermarkt here. Brown ale, coffee-ish nose, but also hops. Quite balanced, bit of caramel propelled by carbonation. Decent, standard brown ale.
77ships (4765) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330 ml. bottle @ home. Purchased @ Delhaize. I always expected Mikkeller to become a global brand but it is still a real shock to being able to buy a Mikkeller beer in a supermarket in Belgium. Drank as “Brown / Jackie”. BBF 10/03/2017. Dark brown amber, mocha head. Lacing. Creamy mocha, bit thin, faint roast chocolate & rather big blue cheese hops (Sorachi Ace?). Taste is light bitter mocha roast, blue cheese hops, mocha powder, milk chocolate, creamy, oats, lactose, grainy, powdery, instant chocolate milk,… Grainy & very creamy body. Highly delicious, I love blue cheese hops. At least that is how they taste to me, not sure how they taste to others, I usually associate the taste with Sorachi Ace. Amazing stuff & this is a Brown Ale. Wowza.
MrOrla (234) - Odense C, DENMARK - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark copper brown with a beige head. Clear aroma of hops, malt, carame. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with notes of malt and roasted nuts and touches of yeast. Very good!
Alengrin (2885) - BELGIUM - APR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Found this and a few other Mikkellers in a local Delhaize supermarket, to my utmost delight... I wonder why it is called "Jackie Brown" here: the label litterally says "Brown / Jackie". Anyway: thickly lacing, light yellowish beige, medium thick, dense head over a hazy, dark wine red coloured beer. Rustic, malty aroma of burning wood, roasted pinenuts, bitter chocolate, hazelnut oil, almonds, black pepper, dates, orange peel hops (more so than normal for the style), freshly grated nutmeg, ginger powder, cranberries, very attractive. Taste begins with a restrained, elegant fruitiness (berries, dates, perhaps a faint banana suggestion), medium carbonated, evolving into a gracious, lean, pleasantly nutty and somewhat caramelly maltiness, lightly toasted, supple and subduedly sweetish; finish is equally malty, with a fair amount of peppery and earthy hop bitterishness on top of it, more so than usual for this style. Best viewed as an American-style brown ale I guess; I did expect a sweeter maltiness actually, but the unexpected hop bitter ending sure made up for that.
Sebilinz (792) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown body with tan head. Aroma is slightly roasted malts with some liquorice and hints of vanilla and herbs. Taste is a little bit thin and with roasted malts and some sourness. Aftertaste is roasted malts with balanced bitterness.
Kita (1336) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAR 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Clear amber brown color with large rocky light brown head, very nice lacing and sparkling appearance. Aroma of caramel, berries, chocolate, oats, yeast and grassy hops. Taste starts with sour bready and fruity acidity, however sweet caramel, oats and roasted malts quickly dominate the palate. Mouthfeel is mild spicy, while finish is grassy bitter. Medium to full body, creamy texture and average carbonation in palate. It seemed like a hybrid between Belgian and brown ale...
MrHangover (3054) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as rail soda. Pours a slightly hazy brownish beer with a big beige head on top. Aroma has nutty notes, some earthy hops, sugar and caramel in there. Also some yeasty fruityness detected. Flavor is moderately bitter, more hoppy notes in the flavor than in the aroma. Slight grassy, citrussy with a cookie-like aftertaste. A bit strange, but OK.
melush (1156) - SPAIN - FEB 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
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A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro.
T/S: Roasted malt, sweet, slightly fruity and hoppy / Malta tostada, dulce, ligeramente afrutado y a lupulo.
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml to stem. Clear dark brown with moderate frothy lite tan head. A: roasted malt, mild brown sugar. T: bittersweet malt, mild nuts, some apples. Pretty good.