yngwie (12529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2007 Bottled. (as Co-op Strong Ale) Clear, sparkling dark brown with a beige head. Roasted aroma with some caramel, malt and notes of coffee. The flavor is quite roasted as well, with a hoppy fruityness, coffee-notes and some hints of licorice. Medium body and a finish with roasted malt and some hops. Nice brown ale. (060816)
unibaren (154) - 8000 Århus C, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: caramel malt, slight hops and sort of "buttery". Colour is dark red/brown. Light brown head that dissapears fast. Taste has lots of layers. Caramel, slightly rosted/caramel. Light hoppy aftertaste and some slight sourness. But a little unharmonious in taste impressions. Overall: Ok, but pretty averege and unexciting (I might have had this one too cold).
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful, clear, reddish brown with a small, off-white head leaving a pretty curtain of laces. Lightly sweet aroma of roasted malt. Medium body, sweet roated malt and a discreet bitterness. Very pleasant drinking - albeit rather mainstream. 090806
saxo (13337) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma is roast malt. Taste is roast malt and molasses.
harrisoni (12477) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Co-op, Folkestone. Just bizarre that this little store keeps giving me scoops. This has a pleasant deep ruby colour with a thin lasting beige head. For once the pasteurisation of this beer, doesn’t completely kill it. The boiled sweet nature of such beers actually lends itself to this brown ale. Sweetish malt aroma with dry roasted malts. Nice juicy dark fruits in the mouth, but just a bit empty in the mouthfeel. Finish has more red/dark fruits and a bit of a zing. As a brown ale, it’s pretty good on the fruity flavour. Given the choice from this supermarket, I would pick the Freeminer Gold Miner
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
<!-- I -->Strong Ale expertly brewed for the Co-op by Thwaites Beers<!-- /I --><!-- BR -->Nutty and lightly chocolatey and biscuity malt aroma. Clear brown body is topped by a dense, fine bubbled, long lasting off white/tan head that laces nicely. Thick and chewy, full malt body is nutty in character with some very light roasty tones and fair finishing bitterness that keeps the sweetness from overwhelming. Medium body with lively effervescence that is lightly prickly on the tongue. Pint glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle (Clear, BB 13/02/07, Co-op in Ottery St. Mary, May-06).
StueyD (1039) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark ruby brown colour with a weak head. A clean toasted malt nose with a hint of sweetness. the taste is again of maltiness, and sweetness, a smooth treacle bitterness, liquorice and honey, as well as a balanced hop bitterness on the finish. (Bottle).
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2010 1.Bottle 02/08/2004
Mid brown colour and slightly strong in alcohol. Some sweetness and dryness in a malt finish.
2. Bottle 18/04/2005
Mid brown to dark colour and sweet. Crisp slightly dry full malt finish.
3. Bottle at Home 02/05/2010 (As Co-Operative Strong Brown Ale)
Malty aroma. Some carbonation. Mid brown coloured a little sweet on the palate and fruity with a nutty and slightly dry malt finish.
4. Bottle at Home 12/05/2010
Chocolaty aroma. Small white head. Mid brown coloured sweet on the palate and fruity with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a chocolaty roast finish. (BBE 24.12.2007)
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a red twist. Small light brown head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt and "Brunsvire". Taste is burnt and sweet
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Brown coloured. Malty aroma. Sweet and malty flavour. Soft mouthfeel. Very nice.