elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pitch black color with a tan head. Has a lot of roasted and burnt malt flavor. Some sugars and spices. Finishes with a dry burnt flavor on your tongue. Thanks to Dragonstout for the beer dude.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark Brown, almost black body… fluffy tan head. Aroma of toffee, burnt sugars, some sweet figs, date sugars, molasses, a hint of smoke… the flavor brings all the same but more notes of coffee and chocolate. Creamy palate, a distinct English strain of yeast, A rather well done beer… I very much enjoyed!
bgburdman9 (858) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown tha is still penetrated by light and a light brown head. Aroma was of a little peatiness , malt, and maybe some light spicing. Flavor finished nice and dry and had a light roastiness.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with almost no head. Very light nd fizzy. Some roastiness, dark fruit, and dark malts in the nose. Not very profound though. Had to work for it. Taste is pretty roasty somewhat like the brown but wth a more fruity taste. Very subtle fruit though. Slightly sweet, get more of it as it warms a few degrees. Pretty good.
jason (1686) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Poured a dark red/brown body with hugh head. Aroma was nutty, malty with some milk chocolate being present. Flavor was smooth with a nice sweet malt, chocolate taste. Alcohol barely detected. Good ale.
bb (7068) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark ruby brown beer with a nice tan head. Chocolate and slight roast aroma and flavor. Slight spice and hops backing in the flavor. Nice balance. Lingering citrus/pine hops with some rich malt. Medium bodied.
badgerben (4536) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Winter Ale. Dark brown, near black color with a very small head that quickly falls to a few bubbles. Strong malt aroma with ample amounts of coffee and bitter chocolate. Big, chocolatey flavor up front, but it faded rapidly into only malt. Not bitter, not sweet. A little spiciness, a hint of cloves and maybe cinnamon. Not what I expected at all and damn fine.
TChrome (1431) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer pours dark brown with a tan colored head that is somewhat retained. Aroma is BIG and malty with roasted nuts, also some milk chocolate and a touch of licorice. Flavors of roasted malt with some real nice chocolate flavor, lots of nuttiness and a bit of strong coffee in the finish. This is a really enjoyable beer. I hope the other Nogne are as good.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled as winter ale. tall rocky dark tan head. body is blackish chestnut, opaque, and lighter brown at edges. aroma is roasted malt, roasted brazil nuts, and licorice. flavor is roasted licorice malt, some chocolate malt and faint dried fig. yes this tastes like a baltic porter, quite different than a typical winter ale but that’s ok. bitter roasty finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear very dark brown color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma was sweet and malty with a medium amount of roast. Light spiciness and chocolate on the finish. A hint of fruitiness. Sweet roasty malt flavor. Some fruits and light spice. Notes of licorice and ginger with some sweet chocolate. Bitter semi-dry finish. Nice warmth.