ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a one finger light brown shade, starting off with a rocky texture, but becoming thinner and creamier as it recedes. Some lacing is left on the glass.
S: Fairly typical of a brown ale; nuttiness and chocolate are the dominant aromatic notes. I also notice a touch of fruit esters, and even some earthy hops.
T: There’s an initial nuttiness on the opening. This slowly transitions to a middle of caramel and a finish of earth, marzipan, and mild pine. Not interesting, but I find that many brown ales
don’t fit that criteria.
M: I like the creaminess at first...which turns into a less-than-desirable finishing chalkiness. On the plus side, decent dryness and carbonation makes it very easy to drink given its ABV.
O: It’s pretty solid. I kind of feel like saying "it’s not you, it’s me" due to the fact that it’s well made and well balanced, but not my thing. Brown ale fans will really like it.
Humlehode (370) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear brown. Aroma is faint floral, bread crumb, wet grass, toffee. Medium-light bodied. A good brown ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Hopmaestro (857) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is malty and dark bready with some dark dried fruits for good measure. Taste is the same as the aroma really, but with some sweet and moist forest sensations adding to my already existing aversion against the style. So... it is as good as it can get for a brown ale. It’s nicely crafted though.
sawbuck (509) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice aroma of bitter chocolate, some fresh bread and a hint of raisin. Nice brown color, with a tan head. Sweet malt up front. Chocolate, toasted almond, and some dark fruit initially. Bitterness is brief but cuts sweetness nicely. Somewhat watery mouth feel on the finish. Well balanced. Not bad.
Florya (1054) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
How : bottle Appearance : dark red with a small white head. Aroma : caramel, bread, berries and some herbal tones. Palate : light body, average to low carbonation.
Erasmus_ro (2088) - Alabama, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2015 Tap @ Kitty’s, Helsinki, courtesy of TM. Pours a reddish brown with not much of a head. Aroma is malty, bready, cola. Taste is cola, malt bready, dark malts. Prune. Like a light Scotch ale.
Sarpa (1155) - FINLAND - OCT 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ gp Kaleva. Pours hazy brown, beige head. Dark bread, caramel, hops in the aroma. Sweet, malty, Carmel, some chocolate flavor. Some hops too.
Hermod (4980) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@ Kitty’s. Pours dark brown with a thick off white creamy head.
Aroma has dark bread, molasses and toffeeish notes. Flavor has caramel sweetness, spicy notes, dark bread. Quite full bodied.
ej (1041) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a near clear amber body with a small tan head. Aroma is malty with caramel and light toasty notes. Taste is light sweet and malty. nice rounded bitter finish makes for a decent balance. Body is medium and the carbonation is soft to avg.
sinfull (1197) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, brown color. Thin , off-white head. Aroma of bread and caramel malt . Same notes in taste , moderate malty sweetness . Seems like nothing special, but everything is in perfect proportion in the taste. I really enjoyed it.
patricks110 (2232) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
An above average brown. Pours a dark, murky brown with a thin finger of beige head. Medium bodied, nice chocolate and light vanilla notes. Rich and smooth with mild bitterness. Nice and silk finish, balanced!