saxo (16048) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Mikkeller bar. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich bitter hops, caramel, nuts, notes of roast malt and some flowery notes as well. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Bitter finish.
elbernays (1110) - 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 (1407) - 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 (551) - 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 (8202) - 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 (1016) - 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,
Johnstledger8 (589) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with a lasting foamy beige head leaving generous lacing. Aroma chocolate, caramel, nuts, pine, citrus. Taste is of chocolate, milky, caramel, hoppy finish, pine, citrus, grassy. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
willisread (1871) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Mikkeller Tokyo under the name Udagawa Brown. Light peppery hops with some cacao nibs, caramel and grass. Average carbonation with a medium body. More caramel and cacao nibs on the palate with good hoppy bitterness on the finish. My kind of hoppy brown.
minutemat (3604) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg @ Ramen to Bíiru, Copenhagen. Served in a frosted ice-cold glass with a handle. Pours brown with medium off-white head. Soft malt aroma. Taste is flavoursome, hoppy with smooth, sweet malt and a moderate nutty presence. Absolutely delicious.
luttonm (3967) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in Belgrade. Thanks Vlada. Light brown, hazy, dense, creamy tan head. Lovely malty aroma, some hops. Delicious. A little cocoa nib. Creamy and smooth. Quite hoppy. Very nice.
shoulderbroken (3320) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at Mikkeller Tokyo. Biscuity, brown, light roast, bit sweet, caramel. Good stuff. Was smashed by this stage.