KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear dark chestnut brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown rocky head that mostly lasted throughout, reducing slowly down to a med cap with fair streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted biscuit malt, light resin hops and an earthy yeast with notes of molasses, coffee, maple syrup, a very light hint of chocolate and a moderate alcohol presence.
The taste was malty sweet with a hint of molasses and a pinch of chocolate early on, progressing into a nice bitter sweet mildly roasty taste with a notes of coffee, maple syrup and a boozy alcohol ending. The flavor stuck around for a good long while after the swallow, with a nice roastiness and a strong boozy finish.
Mouthfeel was almost medium in body and dry in texture with a somewhat mild carbonation.
Overall this was a delicious brew with a malty sweetness that kind of compensated for the bold boozy presence. Yep, this one kind of makes you feel warm all over...
cduncan14 (104) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft. Sweeter aromas than I’d have expected. Toffee, a touch of roasted malt, some milk chocolate and caramel. Really dark brown with an off-white head. Sweeter taste than I’d have expected from an imperial brown ale. A bit of alcohol, toffee, pecans, and brown sugar. I wish this one had more body or less alcohol. As it is, it’s a bit off-balance.
dbhenry (59) - El Paso, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This ale is distinguished by the maple syrup taste. It is dark brown with a small head. The hops are balanced by the malt flavors. I don’t appreciate the syrup taste, it has a taste that needs getting used to. Overall, however, it is a good brown ale.
larsniclas (5199) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at 3smårum
Dark brown with a beige head.
Sweet, vinous aroma.
Sweet fruits in the flavour.
Slightly oily mouthfeel.
Superman75 (172) - - NOV 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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Rasmus40 (8919) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ The Rake, London. Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, light nutty and dark fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 051013
chrisv10 (9449) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ The Rake. Very dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is light roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, bread and a little nut. Flavour is light roasted malts, chocolate, medium sweet, little nut, hop and medium bitter.
boxofrane (1714) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Wegmans. Pours hazy brown with red around the edges of the glass, no head. The aroma has roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, a bit of something off though. The taste has light chocolate, is a bit roasty, lightly bitter but overly boozy. It really detracts from the taste.
tlyx (33) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Knäckig smak med växande beska i munnen. En rostad maltighet hänger kvar i gommen tillsammans med russinsötma.
Pyrmir (2432) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Hazel with orange head. Aroma of toffee, maple, cinnamon, perfume and sweet caramel. Taste is sweet, caramel, toffee, cinnamon and fruit. Sticky sweet finish
Christpuncher (541) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better nut brown ales I have had. Really flavorful super hoppy with a malty finish. Smells malty.
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