AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color, with hints of deep red. No head and very little in the way of carbonation out of my bottle. Aroma is nutty, with hints of smoke and coffee. Flavor tastes nicely of toasted malts, and likewise has a hint of smoke. Finish is pleasantly hoppy, and leaves you wanting another taste. Very nice ale.
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice head with some retention. Dark brown in color. Aroma of malt sweetness and roasted barley. Nice bitterness. A great everyday-brown ale!
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was not my favorite offering from Nogne. The roasted, smoky malt flavors were a bit too strong. However, it was extremely smooth and creamy on the palate.
agent_persik (226) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color, medium beige head. Sweet aroma of dark chocolate,coffee, yeast and malt, Mostly dry taste with subtle bitterness in finish, has notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark berries and hops. Light body and average carbonation. Nice dark beer for easy drinking.
StilleStorm (224) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pouring dark brownish, with great off-white soapy lasting head. Coffee, hoppy roasted aroma. Malty, waterish -short bittery finish. Nice carbonation.
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber, pours a dark brown with little head that dissipates fast. Aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and chocolate. Nice sweet brown ale aroma. Nice mouthfeel, not too watery like a lot of browns. I can get some grain flavor mixed with sweetness. I’m also getting a sweet spiciness that blends nicely with the medium carbonation. It finishes really light/watery which seems to be a charecteristic of browns (don’t care for it much) but I can’t be too harsh since it seems to be a standard for browns. Overall a quality brown that goes down easy.
abstractbeer (223) - NORWAY - MAY 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5 l bottle from norwegian grocery store, fresh batch #490, brewed 2010-03-16. I didn’t have the patience to let the sediments sink to the bottom, so to me it appears hazy, dark caramel borwn, with a nice thick head and fine lacing. Nose is caramel and chocolate malt, delicious! Oh man, I could smell this for hours!! And the taste is just as great! Chocolate malt dominates, with some smokiness. Wonderful, earthy stuff! Good thick texture for a "grocery store beer". A bit abrupt finish. Good balance, but more bitter than sweet.-
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium head is thick, tanned and leaves nice lacing. Color is dirty brown. Ashy, a bit even cigarette-smoky aroma is roasted. Dry, roasty malty flavor with coffee, mild tar and smokyness. Hoppyness is mild and aftertaste is a bit woody. Medium-bodied and carbonated palate, even a bit watery.
Niksko (201) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Dark cloudy brown pour with ABSURD amounts of fluffy slightly brown head. Too much head actually, it was almost impossible to pour. I had to wait 20 minutes before the head had subsided enough to drink. There were also some larger particulates in the beer that settled to the bottom. Bad batch?. Slightly sweet aroma, and a little bit solventy. Also something really pleasing on the nose that I couldn’t pick. Taste has lots of coffee on the back end and some biscuit, sweetness and slightly sour on the mid palate. Really nice brew, almost stout like in bitterness and the coffee notes.
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.