gunnar (9094) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle from beermerchants.com. Pours dark brown with a nice looking 1 inch tanned head. Aroma of sweet caramel, chocolate and nuts. Taste is full of nutty malts,chocolate, lingering all the way to the end. Smooth mouthfeel
, good beer Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Very rich malty brown ale with big body without being sweet, very impressive and well made Pinball (12151) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2011
clear brown, smooth light brown head.
dry dusty caramelly, dark chocolate faint sweet but very malty aroma. Aroma indicates an extreme brown ale, lots of chocolate, dry caramel, bitter malts.
flavor is chocolate, dry caramel, malts, quite faint flowery hops that only act as a spice and to liven things up a bit. I think i get some spices too, but it could be yeast and malts, anyways spicy brown cookie like notes too.
palate is very full and quite soft
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2011
From bottle at the Cask Pub & Kitchen on 12 February 2011. Dark red brown colour. Quite chocolatey with not too much caramel character (good). A very pleasant brown ale - not a style I often enjoy too much.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Draft. Medium tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some cinnamon, nut, raisin, light anise. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some cocoa, nut, raisin, light cinnamon, earthy. Medium body, some stickiness.
Travlr (24784) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Draft at Churchkey, courtesy of Eric - thank you sir! Murky medium brown color, large brown head. Aroma and taste of black bread and Nutella. Amazing body for a 5% beer! Good stuff. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Poured into a mug.
3.5 A: Dark brown color. One finger of creamy tan head with below average retention, but some spotty lacing.
4.5 S: The nose is very nice. Lots of toastiness with a nearly as strong earthy nuttiness. Toffee secondarily along with a touch of molasses. Not particularly complex, but very harmonious.
4.0 T: Taste for the most part follows the nose. Lots of toastiness, dry roasted nuts, earthy muskiness, just a touch of toffee and molasses for sweetness, and a weak hop bitterness.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Could be a bit creamier, but otherwise quite smooth.
4.0 D: Pretty good beer. Lots of what I like in a brown ale. This would be a hell of a beer if it was a bit sweeter and creamier.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-15-2011 03:34:23 harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2011
Bottle at CP&K. Deep ruby brown colour thin lasting beige head. Lots of dry malt.. Its a brown alrle lots of dry malt. What you would ecpect. Straight down the line brown ale. Tasty enough but fairly generic Hansen (8595) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2011
Dark brown and clear. Has an off-white head, medium duration, looks good. Aroma is roasted, toasted, slightly burnt, almost like a schwartzbier. Sweet flavor, moderate bitter finish, creamy texture. Zita (6325) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2011
bread, toast, nuts, brown-golden, clear, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, light body, oily feel, soft carbonation.