AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brown color, hints of red with a thin, tan head. Strong aroma that is intensely earthy with caramel balancing and a nice overlay of milk chocolate...sounds nice does’nt it. Unfortunately as it warms it shows a lot of rubber band-like aromas that are akin to dead yeast cells similar to what is found in the aroma of Greene Kings beer these days. Flavor is not as good as the aroma. There is a distractijng winyness that undoes the palate. The aroma components are there but are overshadowed by the wine-like character and the thin, almost unsubstancial body. This is light, spicy, and quite flavorful for a beer of just over 4% ABV but the rubber-like, dead yeast cell really gains prominence as it warms. This probably should not have been shipped to the US. It is too small of a beer to make the trip. Overall points are high for what it could be.
crajun (871) - , Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
old bottle over aged from trade a few years back... gusher. aroma was a little off - caramel, toffee, roast, brown sugar? very carbonated med palate. taste was sweet - with some roast, maybe coffee. would like to try again fresh
Toomio (94) - Joensuu, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aikaista mukaansatempaava tunnelma. Hyvä ja hento savunmaku. Tummaa tavaraa. Sikaria ehken.
Bamsen78 (2293) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Absolutely uncontrollable gusher. Pours cloudy coffee brown with stable, rocky light tan head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel, with notes of fruit, nuts and coffee. Bitter, roasty flavour, with notes of malt and coffee, and hints of fruit. Dry and roasty aftertaste. A nice Brown Ale.
MattiasA (339) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog. While i appriciate brewerys picking up the style and doing new things with it, this wasn’t one of my favourites.
Nisse666 (3669) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from wee supermarket in Hemsedal cons 2014-02-25 Göteborg
My Nögne #33!!!
AR: chess nuts, wee roasted malt, brown chocolate
AP: dark hazy brown, high frothy sand brown head
F: rich carbonation, chocolate, hard coffey sweets. smooth full and lasting body/flavour, medium bitterness
BRW (576) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Biercab. Dark brown colour with beige head. Roasted malt, caramel, nuts aroma. Dark chocolate, roasted and sligthly sweet taste, also nuts. Light to medium body.
jonnyguns (776) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a copper brown with a tanned head. Nose showing roasted malts, sweet caramel and hint of nuts. Taste is quite roasty with coffee tones. More nutty/biscuit malt driven backbone. Dry roasty finish. Damn good brown ale!
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VictorSA (119) - NORWAY - JAN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mørk brun med flott, farget skum. Fyldig maltaroma med karamell, lær og kaffe. Middels god fylde, sødme og syre. Fin kullsyre. Godt balansert. (Havnabakken, 19.01.14)
VastActiv (2014) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.5l from local market. Originally rated 13112011. Colour is dark brown with small head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, caramel and roasted malts.
bjerkeaa (132) - NORWAY - DEC 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with a lingering tan head. Aroma of roast coffee. Nice roast coffee in taste as well, with a medium bitterness. Oily palate and a sweet chocolate finish.