lusikka (6239) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark brown colour with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma of lactose, roasted malts and tobacco. Flavour of roasted malts, lactose, grass and burnt bread. Medium bodied, thin mouthfeel and a malty, slightly dry finish. Past it’s prime.
olio (6187) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. BBE 31.03.2013.
Pours dark red color with a smal head. Aroma of faint coffee, some vegetable notes, malts and some fruits also. Flavor of malts, caramel, coffee and some ripe fruit notes. Bitter malty palate, a bit sourish even on finish.
laiti (5681) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ olio, BBE 31.03.2013
Aroma is slightly sour with roasted malts, cocoa and coffee. Feels like mixed dunkel & stout. Flavour is somewhat tart and sour with roastiness, cocoa, some coffee and dark chocolate. Roastiness and sourness do not mix here very well.
tiong (3765) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
LOTTO 31 03 13 -
Pours dark brown with a foamy head. Aroma of dark roasty malts, hints of cocoa and spices. Taste is sweetish, malty with hints of grain, roastiness and cocoa. Finish is sweetish and smooth with some dry fruitness and grainy notes. Decent, slightly unbalanced brown ale.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with very rocky light tan coloured head. Minimal lacing. Cap shows a heavy film of yeast sediment that tastes and smells like milk chocolate. Aromas of dark chocolate, a little coffee and some roast grain. The chocolate is quite dominant though. Pretty good. Unfortunately the taste really lets this one down. It is thin and sour with a slightly astringent bitterness from the grain. Really lets it down. Thin mouthfeel.
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
23/11/12 - 33cl bottle from Gradi Plato (Rome, IT) @ home - BB: 15/I/12 (2012-1302)
Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: pretty English, yeasty, chocolate, toast, nuts. MF: quite some carbon, medium body. Taste: coffee and mocha, dark chocolate, bit sourish, hops, dark toast from whole grain bread. Aftertaste: grains, roasted flavours, sourish touch, citric almost, dark chocolate, bitter ending.
rlgk (10528) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Almost black beer with a quite nice brownish head. Roasted chocolate and cocoa aroma, coffee, roasted, tar, figs. Roasted chocolate flavor, soot, cocoa powder, bitter hops, coffee, prunes, figs, ash, hay, some milky notes. Roasted finish with tar, chocolate and coffee. Very drinkable and complex to be only 5.2.
gam (3242) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Biege bubbly head dissappeared el rapido bloody quick too dark red brown pour brisk carbontalibubbilization aromas some toffee coffee caramel flavours chocolate dark malt coffee some honey and caramel light ibu finish mainly a mix of sweet and dark malts fairly negative sort of taste average brown ale
Piero1987 (681) - Iglesias, ITALY - NOV 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with brown head. Toast, coffee and cocoa aromas. Sweet at taste, medium bodied with roasted flavour.
Davros (1939) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a lasting off-white head.
Nose shows milk chocolate, vanilla, soft earthy coffee and gentle roasted malt.
Similar flavours, quite sweet and very gentle. Could use some extra roasted malt to balance out the sweet chocolate and vanilla notes.