Theydon_Bois (16262) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at my hotel in Cascais - April ’12.
Pours a mid black colour with a tan brown head that soon departed. Reddish/Brown when held to the light.
Not a lot doing on the nose ! A touch of roasted malt and maybe, just maybe some fruit !!!
Sweet malty in taste not a lot else.
Carbonation OK - easily drinkable and a change from the low grade lagers on offer, but never going to set the world alight. If that were the case this would be a suitable stout to put the fire out!!!
saxo (16189) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Beautiful creamy tan head with excellent duration. Color is dark ruby. Aroma is dark chocolate. Taste is chocolate, coffee and roast malt.
TBone (15714) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (BB 10/2005)
Dark ruby, almost opaque color. Small coffee head. Aroma is toffee-sweet with some chocolate. Medium-bodied, chocolaty sweet, slightly roasted. Mouthfeel good be fuller. So far, the best Portuguese beer I’ve had.
Beerhunter111 (15300) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sehr dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee. Geschmack röstmalzig, leicht schokoladig, Kaffee.
MiP (15158) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Very nice and malty flavour.
FatPhil (13067) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
300ml bottle (Tolly,Tartu)
Looks great, black with a huge dark tan head, fairly persistent. Doesn’t smell stout, this is a lager, right? Fairly nice though, sweetish roast. Some weirdness in taste initially, dodgy esters, but it settles down to a nice roast. Smoothish sweet palate. Gentle deep roast burnt finish. Nice schwarz.
HenrikSoegaard (12850) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown mostly good lasting head. Dark brown colour. Modetare malty and light hoppy aroma. Week malty flavor. Litlle licorice finish. Oily palate.
Benzai (12605) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [thanks Joen for bringing this from holiday!] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Dark brown color with a deep dark red glare coming through, average to medium sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly dusty, a bit grainy, light brown candy sugar, lightly dark malts, soft to average malt bitter finish. Average body and carbonation. Decent.
Lubiere (12575) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A dark reddish brown beer with a thick dark brown head. In aroma, musty sweet caramel malt with light chocolate notes, so-so. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with no roastiness, colour added, faint memory of chocolate, sad. Bottle from a bistro in Castello Sao Jorge, Dec. 30 2012.
bierkoning (12100) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark colored. Milk chocolate and grapes in the aroma. Thinnish but pleasant. Roasted malt in the flavor with milk chocolate and grapes.