Marduk (7598) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2014
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Hazy red copper color. Small size, off-white head, stays. Sweet and caramel in aroma. Weak aroma. Juicy, sweet, touch of red currant in taste. FatPhil (15966) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2014
355ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga)acaffar2 (40) - - FEB 2, 2014
Nice hoppy brown ale aroma. Nice full palate, smooth, gentle carbonation. Simple bready malts. Rather simple, drinkability high. Much better than an average US brown, like it.
Standard brown ale. Not very strongly flavored on its first impression, but it has a nice pleasant finish. Paradoxically, it is both rich and light. curepute (141) - New York, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Mahogany in appearance, small off white head that dies down to a lacing. The nose reminds me of their Christmas beer, without the pine. Maple syrup and sweet malts. Taste starts out with a little hop bitterness and then the malts take over a bit, vanilla, syrup, toast. Finishes bitter. Not too bad for a brown. zwartjesbier (28) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2014
bottle 33 cc. Pours a milky red- brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is light licorice/cough drop, though not as heavy tasting as is usual when there’s a licorice aroma. Some biscuit with a hint of citrus. taste is medium sweet with some light bitternes that lingers for some time. A full body with light carbonation.
Kinda reminds me of some belgium dubbel beers but with lighter aroma and taste. Not a session beer but I could drink a few at one sitting
Psytron (2238) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Thanks for the "use opener" hint on the cap. It helped a lot.
Smell of hops, spices. Dark brown colour with faint of red. Small beige head. Aroma of caramel, hops, some yeast and cocoa. Sugary finish. Very mixed flavours, but still nicely balanced. Some bitterness, medium sweet. Rich and lively carbon, light body. freiksenet (93) - - JAN 27, 2014
A: Very dark brown, with small white head that’s tinted yellow. S: Strong malt, some caramel, some mild hops. T: Starts bittersweet with some malt and coffee, goes sweetish, a bit liquorice and sour ends bitter coffee, chocolate and some ash. Lingers for a while. M: Medium body. O: Quite a deep beer with many layers of taste. kingstoni (2079) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown color with a thin head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Bitter taste with some sweetness. Flavors are nuts, coffee, roasted malt and a hint of lemon. termin86 (21) - POLAND - JAN 24, 2014
Appearance: dark brown, frothy head, clear; Aroma: caramel, bread - medium intensive; Taste: light sweetness; Palate: medium body; Westkyoto77 (635) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle. Rich dark brown, fine tan head. Lovely hop aroma. Smooth and slightly sticky, and carbonation just right for a brown. Beautiful rich malts, done nicely with the citra hop. Warming and satisfying.