MoritzF (7756) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(screw cap bottle, courtesy of Koelschtrinker) Clear, dark brown colour with a medium-sized, not very persistent off-white foamy head. Slightly dusty, light-sweet and roasty malty nose, slightly burnt with a tinge of metal. Light-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a calm carbonation. Roast-malty taste with light burnt notes and a whiff of caramel; dry and moderately bitter finish with grassy and slightly metallic hops (16.04.08).
rlgk (7446) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber/brown with a very nice offwhite head. Hoppy and almost metallic aroma along with some more expected malts. Flavor is a bit sweet with hops in it as well.
Quack-Duck (6811) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Clear deep black colour, small but persistent beige head. Roasetd malts, caramel, coffee and toffee with a touch of bitter chocolate and cocoa powder. Dry mouthfeel, nicely hopped in the finish.
Drake (6491) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 mL bottle from Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham, NC. Pours a copper tinted brown color with a large offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of lightly roasted malts, raisins, caramel and a faint metallic note. Taste is raisin, caramel, diet cola. Kinda weird. Very fizzy. Thin-medium bodied.
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown sugar, coffee, and malt aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Brown sugar malt flavor. Nice taste but on the light side.
kevnic2008 (5709) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color, beige head. Malty, roasted aroma with chocolate. Toffee flavor, milky, sweetish. Mild finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a brown body with a tan head. Roast y coffee and some caramel, rye and lager-ed notes. Hints of light chocolate and spice. Licorice and a dry finish. A good black lager.
Cornfield (5276) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 500ml green screw-top bottle - This has a dark mahogany body lightly highlighted in red and a smallish tan head that evaporates too quickly. The aroma is rich with chocolate, roasted malt, and a prune or two. A bit thin and weakened in flavor, all carries over from the nose along with a hint of smoke. Not bad.
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Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
.5 liter bottle, says best by April 24, 08 so I should have plenty of time, yet this tastes pretty old already. Pours a deep woody brown almost black with a thinning off white - grayish head with some good lacing. Aroma is toasted caramel malts, light munihc, but lots of graphite pencil, woodiness, and oxidized wet paper and cardboard with a good amount of dust and mustiness. Flavor is dirty old mild milk chocolate, nuts, crackery malts, burnt toast, and a drying soy and papery finish. Mouthfeel is a bit weak with a lot of mineral and some metallic and blood-like hints. Meh.
jonas (5041) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light toasted and somewhat grassy nose. Dark red brown, lacing golden foam.
Enters on the herbal side - citrus grass, fennel, light roast and caramel. Lightbodied, yet sticky - not the best combination. Exits on burned butterscotch.