leaparsons (8576) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Aromas are very sweet and malty - lots of sugar. Chocolate and Ovaltine with some roast character. Flavours are sweet chocolate and coffee malts. Malty, yet sweet and somewhat thin. Some cola character. Pretty average.
3fourths (8382) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
roast, tin, malted milk balls, little soy / black patent. med- light body, watery but frothy. simple but light and enjoyable.
JorisPPattyn (8196) - Ursel, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fast gone foxy-cream head, over deep dark red-brown beer. Perfumed chocolatey nose, like praliné or chocolate filling with spirit or liqueur; maybe some wood. Dry, near-woody flavour, but rather watery finish. Very dry malts, lots of water, near no roasted notes. Warming up, acquires syrupy sweetness. Bit sticky MF, medium bodied at best. Not very stout, and too sweet - even for a Dunkel.
Scopey (8035) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in Lisboa. It pours deep ruby with a thick beige head. The nose is soft roast, coffee grinds, toast and cocoa. The taste is watery, earth, toast, roasted malt, cocoa and coffee grinds with a dry finish. Light+ body and average carbonation. Rather thin and no great depth to it. So-so.
Fin (8005) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Claire, many thanks! consumed Oct 2011 Pours black with a tan head. Touch thin and lacking in a nice really roasty up frontness. Tastes mass produced, though it is easy drinking. A6 A4 T5 P2 Ov11 2.8
rosenbergh (7764) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. From bierzwerg.de.
Black colour with some red hue and small tan head.
Mild roasted malt, coffee and slightly artificial sugary sweetness in aroma.
Flavour is mild sugary sweet with some fruitiness and mild hoppiness.
DSG (7456) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very dark brown to black-colored with a medium beige-light brown head. Malty aroma with toasted bread, caramel, some roastiness and coffee notes. Sweet caramelly flavor, somewhat sugary, with some vegetal notes, chocolate hints and light sourish touches. Finishes drier with a faint roasty note. Medium-bodied. OK.
DruncanVeasey (7379) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloth bag, Hunstanton. Almost pitch with clinging tan suds. Genuine sweet charcoal, burnt malt, slightly curranty aroma. Milky coffee, chocolate, a chew of dark fruits. The most rounded and serious Iberian interpretation of a dark beer I’ve tasted. If it was a roasty smooth chocolatey English mild I’d give it at least 3.5, so that’s exactly what it’s getting. Against all expectations, a really tasty, well-conditioned beer.
motelpogo (7171) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 29, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bought a bottle of this in honour of my old friend, the bockmeister general. purple with a lumpy beige head. choc and boiled pear and peach aroma. quite sweet and caramel but pretty pleasant overall
KyotoLefty (6964) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque black with a tall, bubbly tan head. Looks nice enough. Sweet milk chocolate and caramel aroma, a bit corny, though not bad. Sweet, milky, chocolate flavor. There is a touch of strangeness in there, something artificial, but overall it isn’t bad. A bit too sweet, for sure. Nicely rich body as well. Much better than their light beer.