Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle: small and quick disappearing light tan creamy head on top of a dark ruby colored beer.
Smell light roasted malts, dark fruits, rosehip, hint of hops and darker fruits.
Taste darker fruits, prunes, raisin, oatmeal, malts, meal, medium bitter, slight hint of liquorice, autumnal herbs, nuts and a hint of darker herbs like leaves and spices like nutmeg.
Toasted malty toasted herby aftertaste.
Medium to fuller carbo, creamy and tingly mouthfeel, medium to lightly fuller body and a lightly watery lightly creamy texture. rosenbergh (11653) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2011
750 ml bottle. From Stockholm, Sweden. Courtesy of mjs.Camons (12807) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2011
Dark amber colour with small light tan head.
Dark malt, mild sweetness and mild hoppiness in aroma.
Mild bitter hops, mild alcohol, sweetish malt, oat and mild sourness in quite balanced flavour. Feels (both mouth and head) stronger than 5.5%.
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a creamy offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, nuts, dark chocolate, light smoke / tabacco. Taste is dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, disappointing weak and quite watery finish. Nice aroma, abit letdown by the palete. 301211 musinj6 (506) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Pours a dark, hazy brown that is almost opaque. Minimal, thin head. Aromas of bread, hay with mild herbal hops, Clear yeasty leather component with some woodiness as well. Medium bodied, dry with modest carbonation. Mildly sweet upfront with development light to medium bitter finish. Fair brown ale. mjs (7510) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2011
(Bottle, 0.75 l, from Systembolaget, 20111229) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and light brown. Aroma had malts, molasses and dried plum. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, mild sourness, molasses, grassy hops, mild roastedness and low bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, roasty and bitter. A good brown ale with quite mild but nice hoppiness.
Gription79 (2891) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 26, 2011
12 ounce bottle. A rich brown ale, the aroma did not have much to it. There was some caramel maltiness and a dusty grain character. The rich flavor of this beer was a surprise. Has a brown sugar flavor followed by cookies, grains, and finishes with a nice fruitiness. A fun brown ale to drink during the holidays. jackl (8271) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours a reddish-brown color with a small khaki head that disappears. The nose is of cherries, some roasted malts, toffee. The taste is nicely sweet with a long, dry finish. The palate is a bit slick, the carbonation subtle but appreciated. Overall, a nice little brown ale. Refreshingly dry, not over the top by any means. If only we got this in London.... Beer5000 (6603) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2012 Bottle @ Patricks. Dark reddish brown body with a moderate off-white head. Strong aroma of chocolate malt and nuts. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, fruity bitterness and nuts. Medium to strong body, nice aftertaste. Definitivly decent but not extraordinary, a bit plain in flavor. tomer (3639) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 23, 2011
bottle, thanks zvikar, medium stable dense head, crystal clear very deep red with brown taints, yeasty vanila aroma with some coffee and fudge creeping in, flavour of coffee and bread, with smoked notes, brown slightly burned sugar and a hint of dried fruits, medium pleasant bitterness, quite nice. r464 (2362) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Brown with a humongous tannish head that foamed all over the place. Nutty, malty, smooth, and a bit sweet. Just a hint of bitterness in the finish. Nice and not too heavy.