KansaiBeerLvrs (1340) - 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 (2473) - 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 (493) - 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 (459) - 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 (56) - 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 (4830) - 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 (1729) - 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 (2109) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, 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.
MaartenRF10 (1460) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black, nice brown head. Aroma is caramel with black fruit, nothing stoutlike. Taste is chocolate and black fruit. Watery and high carbo.
VictorSA (152) - NORWAY - JUN 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml. Smaker av mørk sjokolade og kaffe. Tynn i munnen, lite bitterhet, men noe humlesmak. (Ericeira, 17.06.13)