gyllenbock (9855) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2017 superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy dark reddish brown color with a nice 1-2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, chocolate, light roast, light nuttiness, herbal, and slight raisin. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malts. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, chocolate, brown sugar, light nuttiness, roast, herbal, and slight raisin. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, chocolate, light nuttiness, and brown sugar on the finish for a short bit. Very nice malt flavor balance that is fairly robust, with good complexity; and zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good brown ale. Nice balance and robustness of malt flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Sample at SBWF 2017. Brownish with a small head. Aroma of light roasted malt, bread, chocolate and some caramel. Similar taste. The body was medium.
Pyrmir (6210) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2017
On tap at DomCraft. Clear reddish-brown with beige head. Aroma and taste are bready malts, toast, bordering toffee notes, faint chocolate, faint roasted notes, light chocolate. Good! martinrumsam (586) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2017
Nice dark brown appearance good cream head. Malty toffee aroma Initial bitter burnt flavour turning sweet. Not bad Dervock (1445) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2017
Bottle - pours ruby with an off white head. Aroma is molasses, burnt sugar and cereal malt. Taste is sufary malt with a bit if dry roast taste in the finish. rdixon77 (3032) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2017 Middle of the road brown. Molasses, chocolate, caramel, touch of coffee. Tad thin and minerally. Decent enough.
Erzengel (9504) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2017
*Bottle from Schneiders Getränke, Köln. Dark malts, molasses, still refreshing. Nice brown Ale with hints of roasted hazelnuts, round malts and a nice but smooth bitter hoppy ending. Easy to drink, deep with a full malty fruity roasted body, nice. TheCalebBedford (6) - - AUG 10, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2017 Poured from bottle into pint glass. Very dark brown. Chocolate and coffee are the primary flavors you get from this, as expected. Solid brown, but nothing amazing. anstei (2610) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - AUG 7, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma is strong milky chocolate and toffee, chocolate sauce. Body is rather light and thin, with a strong carbonation and almost no flavours anymore. Disappointing! Bacchus66 (951) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2017
From tap at ADT. Clear reddish-brown with a froth beige head. Nose is heavy malt with hints of chocolate. Flavors are lightly roasted malt and milk chocolate, with some bread notes. Smooth texture. Semi-sweet chocolate finish. tjbiddle (13) - Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2017 Draft from LGA airport. Brown body, not much head. Light, but still very full and crisp. Enjoyed!