Cunningham (2972) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light hazy amber colour with a small white head that quick vanish. Rich fruity aroma. Medium pluss body. Slightly sweet and moderate bitter. Rich caramel malt flavour together with a fine fruitiness.
My beer #2442
[Bottle from a trade with ElDesmadre]
Bamsen78 (821) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy very dark amber with off-white head. Dark aroma of malt and caramel, possibly a little roast. Tastes of good rye bread, caramel, malt and roasted grain. Bready aftertaste. Decent stuff.
MiP (12172) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, 5.5%. Buttery aroma. Cloudy red/brown colour. The flavour is buttery, malty, hint of roasted barley. Rough bitterness. Would have been good without the butter, I guess.
Blade86 (194) - Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: caramel, honey; Appearance: dark ruby, minimal head, hazy; Taste: medium sweetness, traces of bitterness; Palate: medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation, short sweet finish;
Overall: quite good beer with lowlights: no head, no bitterness
Senka (118) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
1L bottle. Yeast, and loads of it. Very sharp taste. Pours with a frothy had, that dissipated in 15seconds. Dark orange in colour, cloudy. Light body for a dunkel. Oily, no carbonation. Not the most pleasant Finnish. Will re-rate if ever get another one. This beer travelled too much, and the BBE is less than 10 days.
leaparsons (7074) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy dark brown with an off white foam. Aromas are chocolate, caramel and weetabix with some smokiness. Bready yeast with raisins and hints of banana. Flavours are very sweet malts with autumn fruit and cookie dough. Spicy, sweet and dry on the finish. A bit thin bodied compared to the aromas. Decent.
geophagus (146) - Lubin, POLAND - AUG 17, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber color, hazy, no head, low carbonation, medium body. Aroma: Sweet caramel malts, toffee, honey, rasins and prune. Taste: Medium sweetness, very malty, honey, rasins. Short slightly fruity finish. Malty, sweet beer without any bitterness.
Quack-Duck (6811) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Baltic Branch Dover. Hazy golden brown, big creamy off-white head. Sour aroma. Starts quite sour for a second, then lovely malt flavours set in, with a delicious touch of caramel. The sourness lingers in the background and goes well with the caramel, earthy hops and hints of mint. There is a tiny touch of smoke in the lingering finish Extremely unusual - extremely delicious and moreish.
ElDesmadre (944) - Mikołów, POLAND - JUL 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber, slightly hazy, medium sized head. Toasted malty aroma with caramel and toffee plus what you’d expect from a farmhouse beer from Lithuania - hay, bread, honey, flowers and old wood. Very soft taste, a bit yeasty and toasted flavour full of rural farmyard notes. Light to medium carbonation, light bitterness, doughy malty mouthfeel. Very good.
rauchbier (3395) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 litre bottle from an ethnic foodstore in Scunthorpe. Faintly hazy deep red-brown, thick longlasting white head and gentle condiion. Pleasant fruity nose with hints of burnt toffee, buttery caramel, some hebal notes and a musty barnyard yeastiness. Quite dry and soft in the mouth with a muted phenolic smokiness blended nicely with toast, toffee and a slight nuttiness. A tingle of bitterness absentmindedly bounces off some raisin fruit notes and it all combines to make it pleasantly quaffable. The finish retains some of the burnt phenolic notes and a sweet fruitiness lingers with a grainy mineral note. A strange but not unpleasant spicy tingle clings to the tongue after everything else has dissipated.