Kauge (1451) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2016 Bottle from Uba ja Humal in Tallinn (€ 3.90). BB 06.2016. Pours brown with a rusty orange hue. The head’s beige, fluffy, drops to leave isets and very little lace. The aroma is unsurprisingly hazelnutty, at points rather pleasant, then seeming artificially sweet... Earthy with a herbal moment... Not too keen on this. Tastes too damn sweet and nutty, somewhat caramelly, and again, finishing with that earthy-herbal bitterness. Thin, near flat carbonation. Thin body too. Hazelnut skin dry on the palate. I’m glad I tried it even though I’m no fan of such stuff.
gyllenbock (7229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Portland. Amber with a medium head. Aroma and taste of malt, nuts, light hops and some caramel.
ngunity (119) - - MAR 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Pours rich brown with head that’s gone in no time. Strong nutty aroma and flavor. Very sweet almost sickly. Unique but lacked balance for mine; too sweet
mntjalo (1) - - MAR 8, 2016 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Mouth gazim for a brown lover. It’s in a very small list with my favorite beers
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superspak (4406) - Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red/brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big caramel, hazelnut, brown sugar, brown bread, toffee, toasted biscuit, light chocolate, herbal, floral, and nutty/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balanced of dark/bready malt, hazelnut, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, hazelnut, brown sugar, brown bread, toffee, toasted biscuit, light chocolate, herbal, floral, and nutty/toasted earthiness. Slight herbal hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, hazelnut, brown sugar, brown bread, toffee, toasted biscuit, light chocolate, and nutty/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, hazelnut, and light earthy hop flavors; with a good bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly silky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent brown ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, hazelnut, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
MrMeadMan (70) - Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer! Hazelnut flavor actually comes through and adds good character to the beer. Nice dark reddish brown color and an aroma of nuts and malt.
ddagan1 (2) - - MAR 2, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Celebrating state and tribal wildlife grants with beer, with coworkers. Its good for a brown ale.
solidfunk (7007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some roast and light chocolate. Pours dark mahogany with decent head. Caramel and nut. Light bittersweet finish. Bottle pour at senate wildlife event in dc. Very nice for a brown. Drinking on the government’s dime.
weitz15 (530) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, light tan head. Hazelnut almost overpowers this beer, but it is such a unique flavor that i’ll still give it a high mark. Mild spices in the finish.
janubio (642) - SPAIN - FEB 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber colour, with a small white head that fades soon, leaving a ring and lace. Smell of chocolate, spices, cherries, nuts. Medium body and average carbonation. Taste of chocolate, cherries, hints of nuts.