AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, pours deep muddy brown with a creamy offwhite head. nose is just about the same as a scottish ale my dad has brewed. same exact nose, so similar it was ina’s first comment as well. must be the same yeast or something. bready nose with faint spices, cloves, damp wood, mostly bread with a faint spicy sweetness. tastes bready very chewy mouthfeel with a good hoppy finish that goes on for ages. lots of berries throughout. my favourite of the nøgne ø line that is at 4.5% thusfar.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This poured brown in color but on the lighter, translucent side with a fluffy head of medium-sized bubbles. The nose is rather sweet and spicy with added scents of chocolate, malt, anise and smoke. In the mouth it is thin and watery lacking concentration of flavor and depth. While nice and easily drinkable, it doesn’t do much for me.
kustie (588) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from market in Storslett Norway. Dark brown color with a small light brown head. Aroma has smoke, roasted malt and licorice. Taste is malty sweet with long somewhat bitter and dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, licorice and chocolate.
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a couple of days ago. Poured dark brown with a nice cola colored head. Mostly malt aroma with some nuts. Malty flavor, some chocolate and a little toffee. Overall a pretty good brown ale but for the price I paid I’d rather drink a Rogue Hazelnut Brown.
ERB92 (576) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coffee, nuts, grains, chocolate, licorice, citrus and wood in the aroma. Dark brown with a off white head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body with a average carbonation. Overall a really nice brown ale with lots of flavour, especially for the ABV.
bjakk (576) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - MAR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish red, clear with nice yellow head. Hint of malty smoke in the aroma. Sweet, burned sugar malt with burned sugar aftertaste. A nice one.
garza (572) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - OCT 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice aroma of chocolate in this brown dark colour beer. Strong flavor with chocolate and slightly bitterness ending. The palate stays for a long time. Very good.
BBHansen (571) - Køge, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Køge beer festival. Appearance: pours slightly cloudy
red-brown with ok beige soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, roasted/burnt malt, coffee hints and some pine+floral hints. palette medium roasted malty+ hoppy aroma, average carbonation, medium body, average sweetness, balanced by an average to distinct bitterness, medium duration and an oily texture. Overall: nice roasted and hoppy brown ale
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a small creamy tan head. Nose of roasted malts, caramel and freshly cracked walnuts in the background.
Initial taste a light to medium bodied rich malty caramel, roasted malts and mollases. Finishing with a nicely balanced hops and chocolate that soothes the palate. Dry chalky finish. Good palate duration with a head retention that was reduced to a ring with some lacing of the glass. Overall very good.