drinkbeer (287) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 22, 2017 giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating 100!! Only took me about 4 years to get!!!
Aroma is pretty good, little chocolaty, good amount of licorice, and some nuttiness. Appearance is spot on, it’s brown, well carbonated and clear. Flavor is solid, I get some nuttiness, a little licorice backed up with a malty backbone. I do get some astringency in the finish which is a shame. The description mentions a good amount of hop bitterness, but I’m not noticing too much hops with this beer. Mouthfeel is alright, body is a little light for what I would expect based on the aroma and taste. Carbonation is good. Again, get a bit of astringency in the finish. Overall, not bad, aroma is great, appearance is spot on, flavor and palate are a bit marred by a bit of astringency. It’s worth trying at least.
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2017 very nice caramel malts on nose and palate. please enjoy this beer with anything. it takes your day, whatever day you may be having, and makes it better. beermastersasho (143) - - NOV 21, 2017
Good beer, nice hoppy character, a little bit choco, rich and complex. Decent++ kaserov (993) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 19, 2017
Color marrón oscuro, rojizo si le da la luz, con capa de espuma marrón de tres dedos de grosor y muy buena retención. Carbonatación media. Textura acuosa y algo efervescente. Difícil hallar más aroma que óxido o metal, aparte de licor. En boca es muy lupulada y ligeramente resinosa, con algo de caramelo y amargor final bastante remarcado. Fruto seco difuso, en la lejanía, aparece cuanto más la mantengas en boca antes de tragarla. Postgusto amargo y ligeramente metálico, algo licoroso. Jamás la consideraría una Brown Ale y mucho menos la incluiría en un top 50 del estilo, por poco que me entusiasmen las Brown Ale en general. Una muestra más de que la gente lee Mikkeller y se masturba mentalmente. Qué horror. jandorris (835) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 13, 2017
W aromacie sporo słodu, las sosnowy, żywica, kawa. W smaku mocno palone słody, trochę kwaśności, taka jakby żywica. Drago7 (473) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 13, 2017
Bottle 6/6/19. Z: sosenka. S: ściągająca gorycz sosnowa. Jakiś karmel jakaś lekka palonosc. Meh.
tomekboniek (873) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 13, 2017
Butelka. Barwa bursztynowa. Piana drobna, wysoko, szybko ulatuje. Mocno chmielone, jakieś orzechy w tle. Wysokie wysycenie. thb (836) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2017
Dark reddish brown, clear, with an inch or more of rocky foam. Aroma is resinous hops, coffee, toast. Taste is quite unlike a brown ale, really, at least to begin. Begins with a very bubbly, bitter, hoppy hit, that becomes more roasty, and toasty as it moves towards a finish that is more balanced (but still bitter), but shows more of the brown ale nuttiness. It's not really what I'm looking for. It's a punchy bitter thing with some darker malts thrown in. john44 (3402) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2017
Bottle. (Brief tasting notes and rating from old records) - Lots of coffee in the aroma. The flavour is more coffee with dark chocolate and a long bitterness with a hint of hops. Terrific beer. (Backlog) Gangstergafje (1277) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2017
01-10-2017; bottle; at home (bought at a Plus Supermarket in Rotterdam, The Netherlands).
The looks of the beer are nice. The color of the beer is a nice dark brown. The beer has a beautiful ruby red glow. The beer has a nice cloudiness. On top of the beer there is a nice soft layer of light brown foam. Foam retention is average. After a while a nice drape is left. On the glass there is some lacing. Not bad.
The smell of the beer isn't bad, but to be honest I expected a bit more. I smell some nice aromas of of sweet malts, including some liquorice, some caramel, a touch of coffee. It is nice, but I expected slightly more. Besides the malts, there are some nice hop aromas. Some nice fruity hops, but als strong piney hops, with a herbal touch. They pair nice with the firm malts. It is good, but I just expected more.
The taste of the beer is nice. There are nice strong malt. Flavours of chocolate, coffee, liquorice, some alcohol but also a nice spiciness. There are also nice spicy and herbal hops, together with some fruity and piney hops. They give nice bitters and slight acidity to the beer. The beer is well balanced.
The palate of the beer is nice. Full body, smooth texture, high carbonation and a nice tingly thing. There is also a nice alcohol touch. The finish of the beer is nice. There are nice malts and spicy hops in there, and nice alcohol. All in all, a nice beer. I like it, even though I expected slightly more of the smell. dnicolaescu (2712) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 30, 2017
DRAFT at Mikeller Bucharest. Murky brown. Sweet dark fruity. The taste is not up to that level. Caramel and dark fruit, musty cardboard. Weird.