jb (2592) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 1, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose: Lots of sugars in there, some nice, some bleh, a bit of corn. The appearance is really nice, dark orange hue over dark brown. Thick head, nice lacing. Palate is malty, nutty and ultimately thin and flawed like the american dark should be. Drinkable but unspectacular.
Cybercat (4172) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is fruity and a bit fruit-sweet with a malty undertone. Pours a slightly hazy cinnamon- brown with a decent cream-colored head. Flavor is crisp, malty, slightly yeasty and just a little fruity with just a tiny bit of sweetness. Texture is rather smooth and fizzy, rather typical. Worth a try.
coldbrewky (1521) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle via the wife during her rambling travels. A mix of golden brown malts supports a off white head. Nose is weak and of mostly caramel. body has a longer duration than expected. Dry and biting finish. Main body consists of muddled malts and corn. Dark by Laotian standards I assume. Some fleeting nuttiness.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a chestnut brown body with a fluffy off white head. Sweet lagred notes some light toasted malts a hint of nuts. Thin light with a touch of fruit but really more thin dry light and grainy. Eh.
Skinnyviking (7940) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Low fluffy off-white head. Hazy dark body. Mild roasted barley malt flavor with a note of sour berries. Heavily carbonated and hints of liquorice and spices. Long spicy aftertaste.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Pours medium to dark brown with a modest off-white head. Nose of sugar, bread, hazelnuts. Lactic notes? More of that on palate, as well as some golden raisin notes. Very sweet. Nothing exciting.
Theis (14612) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at ØLbaren - thanks to Jacob. Clear dark brown - white head. Roasted, brown sugar notes, orange, grainy, straw, hay, hør, chocolate, cocoa, raisins, herbal, light bitterness, dryness. OK.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 1, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella, courtesy of Pinball. Clear dark brown colour, short head. Sweet bready aroma. Ok mouthfeel. Sweet bready pleasant dark malty flavour. Sweet malty bready finish.
charlotte (4867) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle.Dark amber colour with medium off-white head.Aroma is sweet tosted with note of ryebread and hops,sweet like brown sugar and malt.
after4ever (6817) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12-oz. Pours a crystal clear dark ruddied amber with a big fluffy dun-colored head. Loose spotty, stringy lace here and there. Sour, funky, barnyardy nose. Watery, light, fairly flat body. Sour malt, along with some tortured brown bread notes on the mid-palate. Not a well-made beer, in any language.