KansaiBeerLvrs (4245) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
As Karasuma Brown at the Kyoto Mikkeller pop-up. A deep brown with a surprisingly fruity aroma. The taste is bitter bread and leafy fruits. Good stuff.
veceo (1156) - CROATIA - MAY 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown color, huge and persistant tan head. Lots of lacinga. Aroma of cappuccino, nuts, hops, roasted malt, some fruitiness, oranges. Taste of bitter chocolate, coffee, nuts, hops. Sweet and slightly acidic finish. Light body, average carbonation. Slightly watery but otherwise tasty.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
azzie (749) - Pula, CROATIA - MAY 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,33l from Pivoljub in Ljubljana. Hazy reddish brown color with beige soft average head. Roasted smell, some caramel, hay. Medium body and carbonation. Taste is roasted, coffee, caramel, herbs. Medium bitterness. Average finish. A hint of metal in finish.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Beerhunter111 (15291) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Leicht trübes orange braunes Bier mit mittelgroßen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, fruchtig, rote Beeren. Geschmack trocken röstmalzig, leicht hopfig fruchtig, nett.
cagou007 (931) - FRANCE - MAY 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen-- Pours deep dark brown with medium tan head. Nose is candi and tropical fruits. Aromas are caramel, mango, mollasse, dark fruits. Average carbonation, medium body. Medium sweet and fruity finish. Very aromatic and subtle brown ale.
elbernays (1162) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mchughs. Pours Chestnut brown. Fluffy off white head. Toffee, caramel, earth, pine, nut on nose. Caramel, earthy nut aftertaste. Light beer but packing flavour. Nice.
GoufCustom (1475) - HONG KONG - APR 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Looks: Clear amber brown colour with a ring of dirt like yeast sediments; One and a half finger head with crumpety off-white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Beautiful sticky lacing with active carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet Belgian-like dark malt, with fair roastyness, nuts, strong caramel, sticky toffee, plums, light perfume, alcohol, sugar, ginger, strong spices, strong Bel yeast, lemon and light grass.
Taste: Medium to light sweet dark malt, with light nuts, caramel, shades of alcohol, molasses, strong lemon peels, strong bitter hops and strong herbal grass.
Body: Medium body. Slick and smooth palate.
Mouth Feel: Solid dark maltyness in a very smooth, almost creamy background. Caramel base with omnipresent nice light booze with perfumey feel. Otherwise it’s strong hops with sharp lemon and very herbal grass to balance the moderate sweetness. Yum!
Hoppiness: Ginger, strong spices, lemon and light grass in nose. Strong lemon peels, strong herbs and grass in taste. Bitterness is very strong for a lasting, high astringent bitter sweet malty finish.
After taste: Fairly dry. Maltym herbal and strong bitter to mouth.
Comments: This is more like a very hoppy Dubbel, with lasting heads, unmistakable Belgian dark malts and yeastiness, smooth palate, some lingering nice light booze and perfumey aroma and taste, all topped with strong lemony herbal hops. What a joy!
colui72 (605) - HONG KONG - APR 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, hazy, big cream head. Aroma is malts, hints of caramel and chocolate. Taste is "Belgian", lots of malts and yeast, some chocolate, pine, citrus. Full bodied, not boozy, solid ale.
Hansen (8292) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Aroma is mild hoppy, spicy, notes of nuts.
TorbenH (1023) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
brown, hazy, white foam, tan foam, roasty, toast, nuts, medium body, thin feel, oily feel, average carbonation, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,