antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Dark brown with a little tan head. Sweet nutty toffee plus coffee aroma-smells like it should be damn tasty. Has all of those flavors along with an ample but not biting hop presence. Smooth creamy mouthfeel that dries out enough at the finish to keep you grabbing for more. Very drinkable and very flavorful aren’t an easy combination to come up with. Great on its own and with dinner. A great drinking ale that crosses into multiple styles and pleases the palate.
Japalo (939) - DENMARK - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@ home with Morten. Dark red. Small head. Wet grassy notes. Caramalty. Dry sour. Strange brew. Complex. Long aftertaste.
Camons (4520) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours dark amber with a small creamy light brown head. Aorma of malt, caramel, coffee, little chocolate. Flavor is malt, coffee, caramel, little chocolate, light vegetables. Medium body, lively carboantion, dry light bitter finish. 111213
Valgreen (330) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can @ Christer. Clear brown, medium tan head that settles nicely, some lacing. Aroma, malty, nutty, sweet, some hops, caramel. Taste, malty, roasted notes, nutty, hoppy bitter, caramel. Bitter aftertaste. Lively carbonation.
Rasmus40 (8909) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, roasted malt, nutty and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 111213
chrisv10 (9443) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Clear dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, chocolate and a little vanilla. Flavour is malt, caramel, sweet, chocolate, vanilla, little bread, little nut and a little bitter.
saxo (12796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Medium head with medium duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, nuts, toasted malt, hops and grass.
ryecatcher (545) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz Can. Pours a deep mahogany, nice creamy off-white ’Guinness-like’ head with excellent retention (and like Guinness, it stuck around for the whole ride), nose is malt, dark roast, nuttiness. Mouth is medium bodied, creamy and malt-forward, cocoa, hazelnut, oaty silk mouth-feel, some caramel, pleasant mild bitterness underpinning a very nicely balanced brown. Surly is more than welcome with open arms here in the City of Big Shoulders.
andyhwcinc (1259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased at Binnys in Chicago, IL, enjoyed at home while watching football. Appearance is a very dark brown with a red hue at the base and a large bubbly off white head. Aroma of oats, light molasses, toffee, light chocolate, very nice. Taste goes down very smooth, rich in oats, light vanilla, toffee, really nice stuff.
wlajwl (3336) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is nutty malts, coffee and a good hint of the oatmeal. The flavor is fruit/berries, malts, caramel, oatmeal smoothness/creaminess and a lightly tart finish.
edwardbass (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and coffee, but more subdued than in a stout. Medium-dark brown color with a nice sticky head. Taste is roasted malt, cocoa and a little coffee with a nice hop bitterness that stays around for a good while. Dangerously easy-drinking, probably thanks to the lower ABV. An excellent beer.