nearbeer (4012) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
33 cl. Nearly opaque chocolate with ruby tints and a lasting bead of cream above. Nose of skunk, with hints of caramel and light roasted coffee. Flavor is similar, with some toasted nut developing a bit later. Medium body is smoothly carbonated and well-balanced. Once the skunk nearly wore off (or wore me down), it really was a special dark beer from Mexico.
TBone (13536) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 355ml (BZ, BB 061111)
Deep amber color, steady creamy beige head. Caramelly, bock-like bready, toasty maltyness. Light to medium-bodied. Cola-like caramelly flavor, sweetish with light harsh maltyness in the finish. Suprisingly similar to some FIN/SWE/EST Viennas. Nothing special but way too better than expected.
RobertDale (3994) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at KC Beerfest 10-22. Comes amber with an average beige head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste is malt, caramel and some chocolate. OK>
saxo (14434) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Medium head with good duration. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, and hops.
mile (3314) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2011
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle . Light brown, very small and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate malty and sweet aroma, caramel with some fruitiness and bread. Body is light to medium, malty and s sweetish flavor, caramel. Finish is short to average malty and sweetish, caramel and some alcohol. Caramel sweet “dark lager”.
madmitch76 (17142) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
8th March 2008
A crisp and smooth dark lager. Has a hint of wine gum like fruit in the background. Alright.
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2010 Bottle.
A - Clear dark copper color. Fairly large, foamy, bubbly, off-white head. Disappears pretty fast with almost no lace left.
S - Toasted nutty/grainy malt. Sweet aroma with a touch of toffee and caramel. Hints of grassy hops and a minerally aroma.
T - Similar to the nose with a touch more caramel/toffee sweetness. Initially there is a pretty strong grainy taste that is present throughout. Just a faint hint of hop, primarily grassy flavors. Touch of fruitiness that only adds to the sweetness at the finish.
M - Light body with average carbonation. A sweet, dry feel on the finish.
D - A little too sweet and drying to be all that drinkable. Not really balanced, just too sweet and malty, but not in an enjoyable way.
Notes: Nothing special here. Plenty of grainy and sweet malt. About what I was expecting (maybe a little better given this is a German style from Mexico). Not horrible, but I probably wouldn’t search for this.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt and nuts. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and over ripe fruits.
TonyDiUlio (653) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had with Dan and Katie. Pour is axdark brown. Aroma.was mild at best. Some deep malt and yeasts. Flavor is dark forest malts and something g little. Flavor is is malts and some nuts.
Borup (6989) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle in a Mexican restaurant in Copenhagen. Clear dark amber colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops and caramel.