kappldav123 (4596) - Nordhausen, - JAN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle looks good. Beer in the glass brownish, small head. Starts mild, fine malty, not too roasty. Mild dry notes in the background. Quite drinkable. Nice!
Shaney (2429) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rubinrot, gute Schaumkrone. Karamellmalzaroma mit feiner Röstigkeit. Auch im Geschmack zwischen Karamell- und Röstmalz. Dazu gesellt sich eine würzige Hopfennote, die im Abgang lange nachklingt. Das weiche Brauwasser trägt auch zur Süffigkeit bei. Gut!
Jonb5 (321) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2013 330ml bottle, poured into Krombacher tulip.
S: Dark ruby, almost opaque, small taned head, kept some lacing.
T: Cranberry, molasses, dark choclate, increasing bitterness.
M: Smooth, heavy body, low carbonation.
O: Hard to define but enjoyable, I would class it as an Altbier because of where it comes from and its characteristics. Reminded me of a Mild or even a Dubbel.
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at BBF12. Mildly roasted bread aroma and flavour. Very dark brown colour, clear. The flavour starts off bready, turning a little grainy. Not bad.
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
International Green Week, Berlin 2012: at last we reach Hall 12, the hall dedicated to German breweries and food to go with beer. We find a table and seats by the Andechs bar leave the womenfolk to keep the area safe. I amble a few yards and notice a brewery bar I’ve never heard of before: Privatbrauerei Ernst Barre, the Pilsner first, I went back for the Dunkel soon after!
The Dunkel is dark, a very dark brown, clear but almost too dark to see through, even when held up to a strong light source. The head was a medium thick covering of foam, off-white/beige in colour.
Lightly roasted malts hit the nose, semi-sweet molasses (toffee, coffee, caramel), biscuits and toast.
Flavours in the mouth are also heavy on the malt content; some fruit type tastes also come into play after the initial flavours reduce their impact: the hops prevent the beer becoming too sweet but add very little bitterness to the overall feel of the beer which I thought was nicely balanced. I do prefer the sweetish maltier brews usually and this was an ideal beer to have before the ‘Liebinger Zeppelin’ I was to have next.
Grima (2041) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer in the glass is very dark brown, almost black, with white and fine head. The beer smells bitter roasted malty, slight coffee flavor. Starts with bitter roasted coffee aromas, very intense malty, with lots of caramel. The middle part is very caramel-dominant malty, with a bit of toffee in the background. Goes in a caramelly finish with roasted malts and hints of coffee!
Hermod (2812) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle from Bierzwerg. Poured colabrown, thin beige head. High carbonation. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, some roasted notes as well, as well as some dark bread. Flavor is sweet caramel mostly, quite dull and uninteresting. Aroma promised more.
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Herb-malziger, deutlich muffiger Antrunk. Wässriger im Mittelteil, geringfügig säuerlich-bitter, das Malz ist weitestgehend verflogen. Im Abgang nur noch wässrig, langweilig, keine Spur von Malz. Lahmes Dunkles. 9/6/5/5/8/5
jonas (5484) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark chestnut brown, offwhite lacing creamy head. Light roast and fresh bitterhop aroma. Fullbodied, bready, roasted malt, good aromatic and bitter hop balance, maybe a tad metallic. Fine sparkly mouthfeel. Pleasant.
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sweet caramel malt, sour milk and light hops aroma. Dark brown color with moderate tan head. Sweet caramel malt and lightly bitter grass hops. Not bad - very unusual.