hamilton23 (617) - Alpine, California, USA - DEC 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber. Pours a nice dark mahogany with minimal off white head. Aroma is belgian yeast, wet oak and toffee. Sweet taste that is balanced well with minor hop notes. Very malty, with caramels and some dried fruits. This is is a nice mixture of styles...seems like a great marriage of Old Ale, Brown Ale and maybe even some elements of a strong ale.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of RCL. Vintage 2010 at 10.9% ABV. Slightly hazy dark orangey brown with a small off-white head. Nose is rich with caramel and licorice allsorts. Medium body, sweet caramel and overripe fruit with a discreet yet present hoppiness in the finish. 141210
Slipstream (2217) - USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another funny/odd Smuttynose picture on the label - sleepy chocolate lab on a living room chair by the ocean. Sweet, potent aroma of bourbon and malt. Smooth, sweet, and heavy brown ale with a strong hop edge coming on in the finish. Rich and strong, but it wasn’t really the best. I scored the previous version of this brew at 3.9, so for me this was an unimprovement.
Theis (14306) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (2010) at ØLbaren - thanks to ??? Clear brown - offwhite head. High malty, light bourbon, vanilla, sweetness, ryebread, red berries, chocolate, sharpness. OK.
joergen (23370) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet aroma of fruits, caramel, dried fruits and bread.
Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, hops and alcohol.
Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.
yespr (34865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight spiced. Sweet caramelish and slight fruity hoppy. Smooth fruity and mild citrusy finish.
Jow (2667) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very murky brown like coffee left in the pot too long. smells of sweet desert. Tastes of vanilla, caramel, toffee, some earthiness and is pretty lively on the palate. enjoyable.
beerbill (3565) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a moderate off-white head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left a few lines of foam along the way. Very pleasant aroma of malt, caramel, and prunes. The flavor is equally enjoyable with rich malt, sweet caramel, prunes and just a hint of vanilla. Light bitterness at the finish does not truncate the sweetness. Rich and full bodied with a nice rich and silky mouthfeel. Very enjoyable beer.
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 Vintage from Whole Foods Market Glen Allen, VA. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a medium sized brown creamy head. Decent head retention and fair lacing. Aroma of chocolate, nutty notes, toffee, faint dried fruits. The taste is dark dried fruits, toffee, raisins, chocolate, cherries, other luscious malty notes, faint hops. Medium-full bodied with a bit of alcohol warmth. Very nice... this is really hitting the spot at the moment.
BeerFanDan17 (1032) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A brown ale that sits with the best of them. Honey, chocolate, caramel, and non pareils. A really unique brew.