flying_pig (808) - SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from BeersOfEurope website (£1.39):
Dark malts with some brown sugar and a sweetness & caramel. Roasted barley, coffee & dark malts follow with chocolate.
Dark, opaque brown with a thin head that is tan coloured and bubbly.
Sweet and there is the sugar and some of the roasted malts from the nose. There is a little liquorice and some chocolate but again not a lot and it is rounded of with some roasted malts.
Sweet, medium in body with a bland and watered down feel somewhere around the middle. It’s not all bad though, the beer was easy to drink and is quite smooth too.
Started really well but whilst still drinkable, the taste didn’t fully back up the look or the smell of the beer. Mainly roasted malts, sweetness and some chocolate but it was a smooth and easy to drink offering so I won’t complain too much.
GoufCustom (560) - HONG KONG - OCT 10, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
330 ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.
Clear opaque Cola black colour; Razor thin head and soapy beige foam which fades in 10 seconds; Minimal lacing and slight carbonation; Sweet aroma of light roasted malt, with caramel, slight burnt toffee, very light coffee, light cream, chocolate and faint grass; Taste of thin roasted malt, with light black coffee, nuts, faint toffee, hint of citrus and grass; Light body, watery palate; Taste profile is very light dose of non-sweet roast malt, coffee and nut, all in a watery body and hollow background; Hoppiness is hint of grass nose, faint citrus /grass taste, and low blow bitterness. Hollow finish; Wet after taste, very easy and watery to mouth.
Comments: This one is a thin and hollow Schwarz, being barebone in nose, taste and hops. Not even comparable to standard macros like Oettinger Schwarz. Really low end stuff, Coke Zero tastes better than this. Bleh!
KansaiBeerLvrs (1224) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A bottle from Liquor Mountain. Probably the cheapest stout available in Japan. Kind of bland, hints of caramel, nice head of foam but quite weak.
Beersiveknown (2395) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from local supermarket, senhora da Rocha
Pours dark ruby tinged brown with fluffy tan head. Rich caramel nose, medium carbonation but quite thin, sweet, plums, some roast barley. Not as bad as feared.
Grumbo (454) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours a black colour with a good sized creamy tan head. Slightly roasted, malt chocolate caramel aroma. Medium bitterness, medium-full body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Pretty good overall.
AtronSeige (436) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: roast, coffee, cocoa, dark fruit
Appearance: Black appearance, but actually dark red. very thin light brown head
Taste: light roast, bread, stewed fruit, light bitterness, medium sweetness
Palate: Highly carbonated, but soft. Light body,
Overall: A enjoyable beer, but the taste is a bit lighter than I would have liked.
330 ml bottle, poured.
4C. Schwarzbier (Black Beer)
Stefanos (52) - POLAND - JUL 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0,33 bottle. Ruby with thin unstable head. Aroma of toast and licorice with scent of alcohol as well. Quite sweet, little fizzy. Definitely not ’super’.
Miksu (4801) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33 l bottle. Almost black dark reddish brown color. Sweet dark bread aroma. Sweet flavor of dark bread crust, dark sugar and caramel. Soft rounded palate, a bit watery. Quite simple dark lager with Czech Tmavy like taste.
Lowenbrau (1643) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
20cl mini-bottle. Courtesy of andregoncalves. Subtle roasty aromas, some malty ones. Pours dark, nice tan head, some persistance, poor lacing. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Quite a thin body, watery, with some coffee and nut flavours.
Bierkrug (2081) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen (In USA), Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the airport in Lisbon, Portugal. Pours a black color with a dark tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malt, rasins and licorice. Taste is much the same. Better than expected.