Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) With a name like that you keep your expectations high. Of a wickedly strong and ful-flavoured beer. And the name has been notorious amongst beer-enthusiasts for ages. Well, I guess itís mainly due to the fact, that this was one of the first successful US microbrews. Regarded by itís effort as a beer this is rather peaceful. Dark brown, perhaps slightly copperish, neat and decent head. Soft and lightly sweet nut-character without much bitterness. A very pleasant beer outdoors on a warm night in Greenwich Village.
madmitch76 (21751) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
9th February 2008
A 1993 bottle! Pours a deep red brown. Smells and tastes of chocolatey malt. A little watery in the finish with a trace of marmite.
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber color. A common Ale, with a caramel and honey touch. Very simple.
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: The beer pours a dark amber color with a finger of off-white head sitting on top.
S: Intensely sweet on the nose with a big time dark fruit character, possibly prunes and raisins. Some toffee, caramel, and brown sugar gives additional sweetness as does the hint of chocolate.
T: Sweet toffee and brown sugar are present all the way through. Some mild dark fruit notes and perhaps a hint of nuttiness and toasted bread.
M: Light to medium in body with a medium carbonation.
O: A little too sweet and not much else going on.
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown with good white head. Mouth feel is a bit thin. Nose and taste of malts, nuts with bitterness I didnít expect. Rated 1/3/2000
bhensonb (13984) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice mildly malty browny ale aroma. Nice ruby coppery color. The head went away so fast I can only say it was whitish. Very smooth, so smooth as Newcastle Brown. However, it has more of a malty brown ale taste. So if NB is step one for a newby, this could be step two. Thereís even some hop at the end, but it is overbalanced by malty sweetness. Nicely drinkable, especially on a coldish day.
Tmoney99 (13340) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Reddish brown pour with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Light toasted malt aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate sweet malty flavor with a short finish. Below average, but drinkable.
Ratman197 (13094) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of sweet malt and a hint of lemon. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of sweet malt and lemon with a crisp sweet finish.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle) Crystal clear deep amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, floral, light herb. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, bread, nutty, some cherry, floral. Light-medium body.
Lubiere (12780) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown ale with a moka head. Strong cardboard aroma indicating oxidation. Cardboard taste with malt coming sligthly through. Barely any hops.