Benzai (9646) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle [thanks to jmgreenuk] shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear amber color, full sized rough white head. Smell malts and lightly hops. Taste malts, some hops, slightly floral, nicely bitter. Dry finish, decent body and carbonation.
crossovert (8680) - Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep orange hue, smell is herbal, hint of smoke, lots of toffee and some fruit. Flavor is mellow and fruity, lots of toffee, the slightest smoke, and low bitterness. Mellow and nice, full-flavored.
beerbaaron (1552) - Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours unclear medium orange amber. Medium creamy white head. Aroma has some caramel, spicy, floral, wood, nuts, something herbal about it. Flavor is similar but maltier, sweeter. Lighter medium body. Finish is semi-dry, fair bitterness. I’m rather unfamiliar with a lot of this beers components and this style, and its tough for me to put my finger on them. Goes down easy enough but the finish outstays its welcome.
MarinEvelyn (642) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells a little bitter. Hoppy, caramel/chocolate/roasty/campfire.
tastes a little meaty and malty. Some biscuit. Strong finish. Hard to pinpoint all that is in it, reminds me of a smoked beer.
ration (2005) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
231213. Bottle at home (ABM). Pours clear copper with a nice head. Aroma bitter stingy floral notes, caramel. Medium bodied. Average overall but OK.
rubbishystuff (1965) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Gene’s. Pretty good stuff. Malty and smooth, alot of flavor for the strength. A little hop bitterness but not alot. Serving: Bottle
RichTheVillan (4071) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear dark amber pour with frothy white head, bready malt aroma, taste had grass a hint of caramel and a bitter finish.
daniele (6195) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bel ambrato buona schiuma buona persistenza leggere tostature note agrumate note lippolate piuttosto secca buon amaro leggera scorza agrume
Marduk (3544) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Dark copper color. Massive creamy head, stays. Hops, caramel, floral, juicy aroma. Hops, hazelnuts, roast, grainy flavor. Really nice one.
FatPhil (10084) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Savory aroma, forest mushrooms, some fruitiness too. Mahogany, persistent head. Nice full malty body, a bit woolly. Improves and fill out as it warms. Fullish, but uninspiring.