Psytron (2110) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 (2023) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: dark brown, frothy head, clear; Aroma: caramel, bread - medium intensive; Taste: light sweetness; Palate: medium body;
Westkyoto77 (634) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Beerhammaren (1777) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
.35l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours cloudy dark amber with nice medium tan head. Aroma is dark malts, syrup, bread. Flavor is hops, floral, dark malts, plums, bread. Some alcohol. Nice beer.
dtdtdtdtdt (28) - - JAN 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kind of a weird brown ale, but good. Malts dominate, as they should for a brown ale. Light color for the style. Tastes great though
JoaquimLuiz (32) - BRAZIL - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coloração marrom clara, turva. Espuma amarelada, pouco espessas e pouco duradoura. Aroma de maltes torrados e lúpulo equilibrado, com maior evidência após tempo no copo, assim como sabor. Retrogosto de mel e pouco amargor, de pouca duração. No geral boa brown ale, vale a pena degustar novamente.
Bulk_Carrier (4713) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
She pours a semi-dark brown and leaves the same colored body with a slim white fingered head that dies and leaves some light lacing trimming the top of the glass and slightly clinging to it. The smell is mostly dark fruity, but there’s some malty nuttiness coming through. The taste is mainly sweet through the dark fruits, however, I do get the nuts come out, smooth fruity/almost raisin-like aftertaste; a slight fruity yet watery finish. The palate has a light to medium body that’s pretty sessionable, hmmm... carbonation is very smooth, whoah, I wasn’t expecting this to be so smooth for an American Brown as I thought there would have been some sort of added "hops" to it like a normal American Brown. Oh well, no worries. Overall, this is a good Brown Ale that ends up kinda reminding me of Right Brain’s and Schmaltz’s Hebrew Nut Brown Ale, sorry to compare to whoever might be reading this, but I’m glad I found at least three "brown ales" now that smell and taste pretty much the same, I’m pretty sure I’d have this again.
Rune (12002) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle, beer gift from Finn, thanks. Frothy, fawn-coloured head, mostly diminishing. Clear, orange-brown body appearance. Nose is ripe orange and caramel joined by a basement touch. Flavours of brown malts mingled with raisin, pumpkin and citrus. Bittersweet ending. Medium bodied. Interesting blend, partially successful (Tromsø 10.01.2014).