edsspoon (761) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - pours chestnut red with a thin brown fizzy head which struggles to form and fades to nothing fairly quickly. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and liquorice. Taste of caramel, oak and treacle with an aftertaste of brown sugar, molasses and light bitterness. High sweetness, light body, light carbonation.
MisoW (2321) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Eva. Pours dark reddish color, lightly beige small head. Aroma is roasted malt, raisins, caramel, hints of cocoa. Taste si medium sweet, lightly bitter, roasted malt, coffee, raisins, caramel. Bit watery body. Sweet coffee afrtertaste.
Martin243 (911) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle at home. Served in a glass I like to call a lager bulb. Dark mahogany with a tan head that disappeared. Prunes and farmyard in the aroma. Dried fruit, dusty cocoa, toffee flavours. Thin palate, light carbonation. O.K.
dwyerpg (4902) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has a pretty strong caramel base to it. The flavor is pretty sweet but overall is fairly tasty with a little hint of roasted malts.
Marduk (4071) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Clear brown color. Small size, yellow head, stays. Caramel, malty, dirty aroma. Hop pellets, roast, grainy taste. Rough mouthfeel. Rough body. Drinkable, but not really exciting.
FatPhil (10992) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle (Maxima, Riga)
Rich mahogany, brief tan head. Deep almost treacly caramelliness in the aroma. Slightly sticky palate, OK carbonation. Slightly marmitey yeastiness. Taste a bit metallic from the bittering hops. Finish dry, drying, and a bit metallic. Harsh, and unsatisfying.
Aresh (32) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like mouldy bread. Surprisingly refreshing taste, with bitter coffee taste, not bad at all.
OOKPIKABLE (193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased at Sainsbury’s, London, UK. A nice, flavourful tmavy. Hops are present and accounted for, yet sweetness is there, too. Would drink again.
Frank (3470) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is kind of tough to rate. My bottle is seemingly old and oxidized and yet it’s turned out good. It is a garnet brown colored beer w/ no head and just a little touch of lacing. The nose is just a touch roasty w/ some toasted nut-like flavors around the edges. This is what makes me think it’s a bit oxidised, this nutty flavor. It is very much stronger once you taste the beer and it’s sweetness takes over. However, it is completely pleasant rather than cardboardy and stale tasting. I am not sure I am drinking this beer as the brewer intended--I actually rather think I’m not--but it’s still pretty damn good. I think it says something about their process that it can sit on a shelf for who knows how long and still not get all nasty.
3fourths (8639) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bad shape. Oxidized dark malt, burnt caramel / cola syrup, burnt grain husks, evaporated milk powder, minerals / cement mix. Medium body, lightly sweet cola, astringent char. Dry finish. Bottle didn’t keep during import and wasn’t cared for by the retailer.