tgncc (3090) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2011 The aroma is nutty, chocolatey, earthy. The appearance is deep brown, off-white head. The flavor is brown sugar, nuts, big chocolate. Medium in body. The finish is sweet, brown sugar, leading to enduring piney hops. Very solid Brown Ale. Not worth the $14/32 oz growler I paid for this, but solid.
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown color with a small well retained head and some lace. The aroma is nutty with some earthy and chocolaty notes some mild pear and alcohol show through as well. The flavor is really fairly bitter but also nutty with some woodiness and a good dosage of earthy hops. The beer is decidedly not sweet but allows some room for a balance of sweet nuttiness. Pretty tasty stuff.
stouby (4427) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home.
Clear brown color with a light-brown head, nice lacings. Aroma moderate to heavy malty (roasted, burnt, caramel, chocolate, licorice). Flavor moderate to heavy sweet, moderate bitter. Body medium to full, oily, soft carbonated.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JUL 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A hazy dark brown beer, with a small, frothy, fully lasting beige head. The aroma is moderately malty and lightly hoppy, with notes of caramel, chocolate, toasted/roasted nuts, flowers, dark fruits, with a touch of brown sugar. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, average/lively carbonation, long finish with medium bitterness and a light alcoholic touch. Very good, malty, balanced beer, with good clean bitterness. Excellent, genuine and complex aroma, with more than decent mouthfeel. High quality as normal from Nogne O.
Geokkjer (7300) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of gunnfryd.Pours brown with a big tan head.Aroma of toaste and roasted malt, hay, chocolate and some dark berries.Flavor is sweet with some sour notes and some roasted notes.Medium body, average carbonation.Nice brown ale.
esp0r (2719) - NORWAY - JUN 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, thin tanned head that leaves some lacings. Aroma of chocolate, toffee, caramel and wood. Taste is quite malty with good sweetness, dominated by roasted malts. Much chocolate here to, also some coffee. Feel is oily and corbanation is lively and pricky. Finish has good hops and nice bitterness.
lusikka (7681) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle @ Bishops Arms, Bellmansgatan, Stockholm. Batch #237, brygget 12.03.2006, BBE 12.03.2011. Rated @ 23.5.2011.
Pours a dark reddish brown colour with a light brown head on the edges. Aroma of dried fruits, syrup and some lovely citrus. Flavour of toasted malts, syrup, dried fruits, mild chocolate, nuts and ripe raisins. Medium/full bodied with a slick mouthfeel and a fruity, raisiny finish. This has aged very well and it’s just awesome. I’m glad that I still managed to found a such aged bottle.
Habanero (3952) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a beige, creamy and lacing head. Nose of toasted malts and brown sugar. Flavour of chocoklate, coffee, nuts and with caramel notes. Creamy texture, flat carbonation and full bodied. Ends up mor dry with at little malt bitterness and alcohol. More like a stout but very nice indeed.
Stefano (1956) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown colour with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, caramel and nuts. Flavor is malty and sweet, with american hops in the background, lightly roasted, caramel, chocolate, citrus and nuts. Smooth and well balanced.
tfredvik (1714) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The body is hazy dark brown with a red tint and has a small, light-brown head that fairly quickly reduces to a thin layer, with additional foam along the rim. Excellent lacing. The aroma is toasted, dark chocolate, coffee and some wonderful hoppy components. Great! The flavours are mainly the same toasted notes, but also raisins and alcohol. Maybe a bit too much alcohol? The taste is light sweet and light bitter, with a moderate bitter ending. Medium to full body, soft carbonation and oily texture. Good stuff!
[50 cl bottle, batch 600, Vinmonopolet, Grønland Basar, Oslo]