Quake1028 (636) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge thanks to jayg for sharing this one with all of us at the Orlando gathering.
Pours a brown body with ruby highlights. Off white head with medium lacing. Aromas of nuts, sweet malts, dough, roast notes. Flavor is very nutty and sweet, with a nice malt background. Finish is medium lenght and sweet, thin palate but not watery. A nice brown ale, and one I enjoyed more than their IPA.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cL bottle, courtesy of mgumby10. Thanks, Mike! Pours a hazy, dark brown center; off-white head with good lacing. Pleasant roasted and wet malt aroma; hints of smoke. Medium mouthfeel, showing some tea-like malts and a light roasted quality; dense, chewy malt core; light carbonation; some citrus hops at the edges. One of the more enjoyable brown ales I’ve had. Medium, dry milk chocolate and roasted malt finish.
larsniclas (6689) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with a small brownish head.
Fruity and rather roasted aroma.
Malty and slightly burnt flavour. Caramelle and salt.
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Københavnske Øldage 2007 in Copenhagen. Clear medium brown color with a average fizzy fair lacing mostly diminishing off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft.
mephisto (1286) - TAIWAN - MAY 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark brown with quickly disappearing head, it has mild malty aroma with with of caramel. the flavor is caramel.
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brown ale pours a deep black color from a 500ml bottle. Medium sized tan foamy head. Aroma is nutty, roasty and sweet. A medium bodied Brown Ale. Malts are nutty, caramel, slightly roasty and sweet. Hops are earthy and floral. Very lively carbonation. Nice balance. A very drinkable brown ale, not as sweet as one would expect, though. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and dry. Very nice. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Low foam and almost gushing out of the bottle. But a good brown ale. Dry, lightly roasted and a rich toffee and caramel. Subdued hops and perfect balance.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light brown color with slight lacing. Burn coffee nose. Crisp light coffee taste with a hint of nuts.
GregClow (3183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo. Reddish-brown with a slight haziness and a small tan head. Aroma is malty with notes of sour yeast, wet soil, and a bit of cocoa. Soft body, quite nice. Flavour of sweet roasted malt, caramel, tobacco, coffee and mellow herbal hops to finish. A very nice ale.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,5 l, batch # 240. Dark brown, hazy. Nice off-white/brown head. Aroma is dark malt and yeast, flavor is chocolate, caramel, hints of bitterness, dry finish. A bit to watery, but still a very good beer.