IPAgutten79 (202) - Skui, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2013 Bottle 0.5l @home from Meny. Brown colour (unsurprisingly) with big head that lasts a while. Flavours of coffee and chocolate. Tastes coffee and some chocolate as well. A bit watery taste. Slightly bitter in the finish.
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.
graham_murphy (160) - - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tastes of yeasty roasted malts, caramel and cereal with a little spice and some hops. Not my favourite class of beer but this was pretty good.
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted, chocolaty, slightly bitter aroma with coffee, caramel and wheat. appearance is surprisingly dark, full and tight, minimal head. Tastes of slight sweetness of chocolate, firm bitterness, very balanced. The body is medium and stays together very well. a very strong english darker ale from nogne.
bacchanalia (145) - milton, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small reminds me of sour red ales in a strange way, along with bbq sauce & malt. It has great fullness of palate for a beer of 4.5% & great depth of flavour. Lovely malt, slight caramel, then the finish dries out nicely with a bit of earthy goodness going on. Only slight whinge is the conditioning is slightly too intense, less bubbles & I think the flavours would show off even more
newbrewguy (145) - Mechanicsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Bronze/Brown color, with a light brown head. Strong nut/coffee aroma with a malty after taste. Really good brown ale, of the best I’ve tried.
morri (135) - NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Ultra. Medium tan head with good lacing, fades quickly. Reddish brown body. Modest aroma of bread and chocolate malt. Quite sweet, easily drinkable.
princesslala (131) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brown ale was not too shabby. It poured a light brown color with very faint red highlights. It smelled of chocolate and sweet caramel malts. The flavor was pretty well-bablanced as it was not too sweet and not too hoppy. However, I could have wished for a little more spiciness in the flavor. The mouthfeel was a little light/watery for what I like for a brown ale. I would serve this beer with an appetizer like stuffed mushrooms or crab puffs.
donteatpoop (127) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark chcoolate brown color in the glass with an almost completely absent head.
Smells like chocolate, mmm.... Smelled so good that I meaned a little in anticipation, my wife said she thinks sometimes that I like beer more than sex. I said that she should start sexing me up that I could compare the two, but she opted out of that.
The upfront taste is malty followed quickly by the chocolate tones noted in the scent. This stuff is really good, but it doesn’t taste quite as good as it smelled.
Good stuff, glad I had it. Very smooth and easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
Smaskifa (117) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a nice beige head, deep black colour. Aroma of coffee and malts, some caramel. Taste of coffee, choclate, roast, liquorice at the end. It tended to sort of flat out after a while, but fairly good.