Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from erzbierschof.ch - dark ruby-brown in colour and with a little dark beige foam left, nice lacework; aroma of black chocolate and walnuts; quite sweet and with a medium malt backbone, some tartness and a quite dry bitter and roasted chocolatey aftertaste - charming
rlgk (8517) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Plan B, Copenhagen. Pine apple aroma, grapes, citrus, hops,. Hoppy metal flavor, citrus, grapes, iron, quite alot of fruits. Metal finish with pine apple. Fresh beer!
pivnizub (8390) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Hazy, deep amber coloured, almost black, medium-sized - quite stable - lacy beige head; exotic fruits and piney hops in the nose, backed by a touch of roasted malt (almost smokey); moderate bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied, pretty soft; lingering fruity (pineapples) and piney-hoppy finish with some dry toasted malt in the aftertaste. Just good.....
FatPhil (8117) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle (Bierkompass.de?)
7 Lovely hoppy aroma as it pours, fruity and crisp and exciting. Closer up, there’s a pleasant chocolateyness too. Pucker!
5 Looks beatiful, tremendously dark red, almost black, and a huge persistent frothy tan head.
7+ Lovely well-balanced taste. Plenty of toasty roast, hints of cocoa, and a lovely wave of new world hops delicately pop above that to crown it nicely.
4+ Refreshing palate, pleasant carbonation. Finish has a touch of the cocoa again, and again, a lovely subtle spicy zesty hopiness.
15 I’ll confess to having a quick peek at the ratings, and there was 3.6 after 3.6 after 3.6 - I was fully expecting a dull beer being robotically given good marks by homers or fanboys. Which was stupid really, considering who the brewer is. Anyone who only gave this 3.6 doesn’t like good beer! All in 4.7% - this is so well made. I raise a glass to Christian, may I get to taste many more.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Hazy, dark brown colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Fruity and slightly piney hoppy aroma with notes of exotic fruits and a present dark malty touch, including notes of mocha and liquorice. Bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Dark malty start with a tinge of coffee and liquorice, taken over by fruity and slightly piney/resiny hops from the middle part; bitter-sweet and moderately dry finish with lingering hoppy notes. 06.IV.11
Fin (6674) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Merchants, consumed at home 23.12.10 Pours black with a nice beige head. The flavour is initially plenty of chocolate there is hops but they are late to the party and whilst not offering a big hoppiness they are definately there and play there part well, some coffee also noted. This is the sort of beer that you can happily sip and barely notice it’s almost gone (which I did) very pleasant. A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.6
Skinnyviking (6240) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. High creamy lasting off-white head. Very dark brown almost black body. Coffee roasted malt aroma and flavor. Fairly hoppy. High carbonation. Long bitter aftertasted.
Plovmand (6037) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with a creamy tan head. The aroma is caramel, light roast, passion fruit and citrus. Burned rubber, citrus, passion fruit, caramel and some roasted malt in the flavour.
Benzai (5878) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle @ Colin’s. Very dark brown color with a deep dark red glow coming through. Small off-white to beige head. Smell malts, hops. Taste malts, hops, lightly bitter. A bit thin bodied even for 4,7%ABV. Low to medium carbo and body.
larsga (5823) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biggish brown head. Deep dark red barely translucent body with strong carbonation. Roasty wooden gooseberry aroma. Dry roasty wooden dusty taste with fruity gooseberry notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dry roasty resiny chocolate aftertaste with metallic gooseberry notes. Nice and clean, but I don’t enjoy the combination of roastiness and citric hops. (0.5l bottle, Meny Grønland Torg, Oslo.)