Caap86 (34) - Rognan, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasty smell and taste. Very easy to drink. Nicely balanced bitterness. My favorite brown ale to this day.
Lagerboy (1030) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big Beer Tasting at The Brownstone, Round Three: shared 500 ml bottle. Clear darkest copper with an amber hue, tan foam head fades. Sweet nutty malty aroma. Dark roast sweet caramel malt forward, some nuttiness, chocolate and coffee, hints of herbal spicy hop. Soft carbonation, medium-full bodied, moderately hopped. Light bitterness and vinous towards the finish. NFL (Not For Lagerboys) Nicley paired with a beer bellied pork BLT on sourdough.
bjerkeaa (132) - NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Slightly hazy and amber brown in colour. Small beige head. Sweet aroma with a hint of caramel. Taste is fruity, sparkly and definite quality caramel and notes of bitter chocolate. Perfectly balanced bitterness.
Vighals (661) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mørk brun med beige skum. Malt og gjærlukt. Litt karamell i smaken, kjenner alkoholen ganske godt. Lite kullsyre.
jookos (1462) - FINLAND - OCT 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, batch 985-A, brewed 6/13. Brown, murky. Dark nutty, slight woody, malty nose. Some ashy notes, pine twigs & other foresty aromas. Full bodied, slightly oily texture, but feels quite dry still, long finish. Dry chocolate, roasted nuts. Dark old malty, some barley wine-ian port and yeasty dough. I think this needs more rest/cellaring to really be enjoyable, there’s a bit too much yeastyness and sharp corners right now. Good flavours though.
ReverendMoon (122) - Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice, thick, 2-3 finger ruby/tan head. Pours the color of dark root beer. Can detect a pleasing alcohol and roast on the nose. First sip is marvelous. Has a coffee-like aftertaste. For a style that can tend to be a little boring or at least predictable after a while, this is a good change. Another great one from a great brewery.
rarbring (1036) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: The smell has roasted tones, sweet dark fruits like raisins and dates and dark chocolate.
Appearance: The beer is dark brown, nearly black, a tan head, good lacing and some curtains.
Taste: The taste is sweet, brown toast, dates and some very dark bitter chocolate.
Palate: Medium carbonation, small soft bubbles and an oily sweet feeling, a dry finish.
Overall: A really good balanced beer with lots of malty tones.
Note: Bottle sampled at a beer tasting at De Klomp, Linköping, Sweden. Reviewed 2010-10-16.
thirstyrabbit (955) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Murky dark brown body. Aroma has earthy hops, raisins, some alcohol. Rich mouthfeel with lots of malt and juicy hops. Finish has caramelly hops with medium bitterness and something creamy. Nice but the aroma is occasionally a bit sharp. Too expensive to have more than once - offerings from Fullers and some others provide much better value at the same level of quality.
k0mpsa (896) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from drink shop, tallinn. Hazy dark brown color, nice light brown head. Aroma is mixed roasted malts and some coffee, sweet notes. Balanced little hoppy roasty taste, coffee, fruits.
brnandersen (1542) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50 cl. bottle, poured in to a snifter. 2012 Vintage. Dark brown colour with a small, dense lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with nuts, rich caramel malts, dark dried fruits, brown sugar and light licorice. Some vinous alcohol, almost port-like. Taste is sweet. Full, body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Long lasting dry and slightly bitter finish with rich caramel malts and overripe fruits. This beer seems bigger than the 7,5 % alc. suggests. Really good.