tectactoe (1492) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Swampy brown with a copper edge tint, light clarity & light haze throughout; a soapy, beige head stretched out thinly on top. Aroma is full force sticky toffee, more so than hazelnut even. Actually only a very mild hazelnut tone in the aroma. Slightly artificial, like concentrate with an undertone of residual sweetness. Off-notes of wet cardboard & dry rot... What? Is this oxidized already? Hazelnut is more relevant on the palate... Hazelnut, cola, toffee, dry cocoa powder, & nuts, leading into a lasting woodsy & earthy finish. I’m getting that weird, wet cardboard flavor & it’s really turning me off. Not as sweet as I was expecting... Rather dry, nutty aftertaste. Wasn’t a huge fan of this one... Not sure what that cardboard was all about. I’d like to try another bottle to see if things are different, but I won’t be rushing to do so.
gEUS (1001) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home. Pours amber with a small light beige head. hazelnut aroma allright, but also some nice dark malts and barley wine swiffs. Very light, watery body with some sweetness and lots of malty notes, coming back in the flavour... but the watery character is killing it for me...
Maltser85 (240) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lively brown with a khaki head. Aromas of caramel malt, hazelnut, slight cocoa, and a little grassiness. Moderate carbonation opens up the nice caramel, toasted grains. This rolls into a nice nutiness, the hazelnut shines. Finishes with a soft cocoa and some more toasted grains. Very easy drinking tasty beer. Medium light body.
Pyobon (897) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Clear mid brown with a modest off-white head. Pleasant aroma with quite a bit going on - definitely nutty, also smokey hints, perhaps dark chocolate and toasted muesli. Light body, good carbonation. Taste is excellent and unusual. It’s basically a good brown ale with plenty more going on, mainly a rich nuttiness develops around the mid palate, followed by some lovely toasty and chocolate notes. This is a very nice and unusual beer.
sjacklyn (8) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A good brown, not too browny. Don’t really taste hazelnut, but I still thoroughly enjoy it.
zaf (239) - ITALY - JUL 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
scura con riflessi rossastri..troppa poca schiuma..aroma ottimo! biscottoso e maltato ma anche fruttato e lievitoso..calda ed avvolgente nel gusto con un finale leggermente amaro..buon corpo
ansjelaah (1282) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @vanmoll. Red brown color with a off-white. Smell and taste sweet, malts, roasty, nuts, bit chocolat. Like this one.
Stuu666 (1659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours brown, nose is nutty, toffee, taste is dry, chewy, nutty, sweet, toffee, caramel.
Blade86 (545) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nuts, dark fruits, some caramel; dark brown, ruby reflexes, medium off-white foam; medium sweetness, light(+) bitterness; medium body, incredibly smooth feel, soft carbonation, long but delicate nutty bitter finish;
Overall: balanced, tasty, incredibly smooth
Dr_Fellini (367) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a medium to deep brown color with a light brown head. Aroma is nutty, toffee, hazelnut, toasted malts. Flavor is quite sweet with hints of toasted malts, lift coffee, hazelnut. Light to medium in body and very smooth. Delicious brown ale!
ShivanDragon (1440) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
35.5cl fles, kastanjebruin met minimale kaki kraag.
aroma van caramel, kastanje/notigheid en mouten.
smaken zijn matig zoet, matig bitter, zwak fruitig, matig gemout, redelijk notig, aardse tonen, lichte chocolade, glad/romig in de mond, lage co2, en iets droog en zoete afdronk.
edit: waarom krijgt dit bier zulke hoge ratings ?