Panzerfaust (785) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, - JUL 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from Whole Foods Market SoMa, San Francisco, CA. Pours a beautiful reddish-brown color with a big off-white pinkish fluffy head that lingers. Aroma is intensely malty, nutty and complex overall. It has notes of chestnuts, hazelnuts, caramel, cake, raisins, prunes and chocolate cookies. Really outstanding! Taste is a little restrained compared to the aroma aiming at drinkability and subtlety. Bittersweet with hints of cookies, nuts, wood and fruity touches of blueberries and figs. Multi layered and interesting but subtle. Medium to big body, smooth and pretty thick. Finish is a little laid down and dissipates quickly but returns through retronasal. A great english beer.
NallePalle (474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 50 cl, Au comptoir de la bière, Callian (83). Overall very nice ale: smooth yet convincing. Pleasant mouthfeel, mild bitter finish. To me, ABV should not be higher: well balanced in all respects.
AWS9 (623) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pouts dark nut brown, with slight lacing. Hint of roast coffee, banana notes, licorice, peach. Interesting fruity notes for such a malty character too! Sweet, bready finish - perhaps a touch thin. Really nice ale!
Skarecrow (97) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 11, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle BB 28/2/2017
Sweet spicy aroma.
Pours dark brown with cream head.
Mild bitterness with minor residual malty aftertaste but that’s about it.
I was expecting a lot more body and but what i got was a very thin finish.
YantarCoast (869) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUL 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark brown-black with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma is plums, nuts, raisins. Taste is malt, caramel, dark fruits, nuts.
ipabr (136) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer really reminds me of westmalle’s trappist dubble. Some metallic taste in here but otherwise quite good, or not bad, perhaps somewhere between.
kustie (788) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown almost black color with red tinge. Aroma has malt, caramel, raisins. Taste is malty sweet with quite long just a little bitter quite dry finish. Caramel, malt, wood, raisins and some alcohol warmth too. Nice one.
nybol (1354) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Et fint skum, der som tidligere anmeldelse kunne minde lidt om hvidt-øl.
gigaphone (7) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 19, 2016 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nut brown ale typical smell, head disappears quickly, nice brown towards red colour. Low to medium carbonation, fizzy type. Not too dry, citrus, leather, not too much is going on. Some bitter aftertaste. Bottom line, a bit flat, but I like the sour twist.
Nice 10 word crime novel on the back side of the bottle :)
Grade explanation: It is a nut brown ale, if you like this type it could be interesting. I don’t like this type of beer and therefore a low grade.
zacgillbanks (4218) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Morrisons, Birtley, Gateshead. A dark brown, almost black beer with a ruby tinge and a creamy head f white foam. It has a chocolaty, nutty and currant flavour, with gentle burnt toffee and plum notes with a bitter oak finish. Very good.
JaKeAFC (871) - ITALY - JUN 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle. Dark deep burgundy color, clear, big creamy beige head, lacing. Vinous smell. Aroma of dark roasted malts, cereals, cherry, molasses. Lots of woody tones. Warming rum-like alcohol, liquor, marker. Some raisins and licorice maybe. Very tasty, light salty, prominently sour, apparently sweetish ending up quite bitter.
Low carbonation. Medium to full bodied, unexpectedly watery texture, dry sourish finish. It has something "wild", raw, yet evidently refined.