Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Brown Ale
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A dark brown English ale, in which classic English malts meet the spicy hoppiness of the new world. Recommended serving temperature 8°C/45°F. Goes very well with ‘pub grub.’

Ingredients: Maris Otter, wheat, chocolate, brown, amber, and caramel malt; Crystal hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

11°P, 27 IBU, 4,5% ABV.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2007
Poured a darker than average brown. Had a nice frothy beige head that fell to a ring on the top center of the beer and stayed the duration. Smell is just slightly roasty, not too much coming through here. Taste is nice. Decent medium bodied mouthfeel with a good amount of cocoa coming through as well. A nice solid brown ale. A little bigger tasting than your typical brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2007
Bottle. Poured a clear brown color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt and woody aroma. Medium body. Solid balanced toasted flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2007
Aroma is full on smoke.Pours a golden frown.Flavor is smoket, with hints of coffe and csrsmelThe finish also was smoket

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (15058) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 7, 2007
Bottle. Nice big head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate and notes of coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7210) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2007
Bottle. Pours brown with hints of amber and a medium beige head. Light aroma of roasted malts, caramel, and tart berries. Flavor has much of the same, with some nuttiness added for good measure. Light/medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2007
Botle sampled. Pours amber/brown with a decent size off-white head. Aroma of caramel, roast, and chocolate. The flavor is roasted chocolate malts, caramel, and has a nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2007
Bottle pours light brown and fairly clear with a pretty nice offwhite creamy head. Aromas of nuts, caramel, and a touch of chocolate. Flavor starts out with sweet caramel and nuts. A touch of chocolate and some roasted flavor touches your tongue before slight grassy hops finish this one off. Good medium body with slight carbonation. Very drinkable..

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2007
Bottle. Deep amber in color with a small off white head. Chocolatety nutty aroma. Caramel and roasty notes. Chocolatety roasty flavor. Sweet tasting. Nice bittersweet chocolate finish. Full bodied. Well balanced beer. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - APR 3, 2007
Pours a deep reddish brwon with a creamy tan head. The aroma has a burnt roastedness with a touch of chocolatae. Flavor is rich with biscuit, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and a nuttiness. Nice full body and roasted coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6322) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2007
Bottle (500ml). Very deep clear ruby with an average frothy tan head. Excellent, if light aroma of nutmeats, roast caramel malt, chocolate toffee and cranberry. The taste is oddly lactic, but the nutty malt and tart fruit work with solid herbal hops to yield a balanced finish - and I get more alcohol in this than 4.5%! Slightly watery body, almost slippery mouthfeel, lightly acidic, with very soft carbonation - very easy to drink, though.

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