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.
arsol (406) - NORWAY - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk brun/svart farge med beige skum. Lukter malt, sjokolade og karamell. Noe tynn med maltsmak og en noe bitter avslutning (sjokolade).
tore_pettersen (191) - - APR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mørk brun med beige skum. Aroma av malt, sjokolade og karamell, smaker mye malt. Medium kullsyre og bitterhet, god og lang ettersmak.
kwik-lime (1157) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty brown ale, very smooth texture, some chocolate and lightly roasty. Enjoyable beer.
Beerhammaren (891) - FINLAND - APR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
.5l bottle from Supermarket Muurame
Pours clear dark reddish brown with low to medium slightly tan head. Aroma is chocolate, dark malts, coffee notes, grain and some brown sugar. Flavor is dark malts, ash, cocoa, coffee, chocolate, some tobacco. Overall rich flavor and nice body! Well balanced!
Buongiorgio00 (576) - - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ottima brown ale, con un tocco affumicato, note di malti tostati, leggera nocciola, cioccolata e uno sfondo dolce intrecciato da un tocco amaro finale che testimonia una discreta incursione di luppolo. Davvero buona!
Frode (92) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl.
Pours dark brown, whit a big tan head. Malty burnt bread, with some leather. Taste is light sweet, medium to heavy malt. More leather.
crajun (891) - , 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 (115) - 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 (2409) - 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 (608) - 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.