ectuohy27 (474) - ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nicely balanced, if a tad watery. Nuttiness, caramel, hops, sweetness all in perfect proportion. Still inoffensive, but not unflavorful either. O primeiro sabor da Madeira!
Yyzbeerguy (1) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml btl with interesting pull tab for opening. Nice colour, slight element of hops, and bitterness. Well balanced.
OllieBBommel (865) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beer on tap in Madeira. Head: beige, shrinking. Colour: clear, dark brown. Aroma: vague hops, roasted malt. Taste: light bitter-sweet. Palate: somewhat watery, light bitter-sweet finish, medium CO2. Overall: nice during holiday.
Lowenbrau (1466) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Courtesy of andregoncalves. Subtle roasty, some sour and malty aromas. Pours dark, some amber reflections, with vanishing tan head, some lacing. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is some roasty, subtle sweet and spicy notes. Enjoyable.
ClubGonzo (3203) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle, shared with Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. Pours a clear deep brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma is faint coffee and chocolate tones; not much else. Taste is mild roasty nut tones, hints of chocolate. Mild and inoffensive, but not really bad. Thin body, but not more so than the style usually indicates. Pretty half-decent schwartz (which is, to me, a pretty half-decent genre in itself).
Grzesiek79 (2735) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dobre i smaczne piwo trochę gożkawe, ale słodu palonego nie czuć. Piana żółta, nie wysoka i średnio trwała. Lekko gryzie na końcu języka, ale przyjemnie. Fajna ciekawostka z wyspy Madera, nalezącej do Portugalii.
Cunningham (3673) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Black color with a big tan bubbly head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Mild roasted malt and chocolate.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet and a low bitterness. Average carbonation. Dry texture.
Taste: Dominating roasted malt and coffee, but also some fruity notes.
Overall impression: Decent nice Schwarzbier.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Visionthing, enjoyed with Fortytwo on a hot ride with NSB through Řstfold.
Palme (2700) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0.33l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. Love these pull-of caps! This is a deep clear brown one with a small lightly bubbly and sidesticking brown-ish top. Smells both yeasty and fruity. Some earthy nuts, hints of chocolate, chocolate paper and nuts. Not horrible, not directly pleasant. It’s right below average on the carbonation and the mouthfeel is light oily. It’s quite dry. Really low on the sweetness. Traces of potatoes, something slightly burned, hints of chocolate paper. Tastes a bit "old" perhaps even though this is not a especially old bottle. 09.01.2013
imdownthepub (9166) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, 275ml from Beers of Europe, Norfolk. Dark brown to ruby with short lived head. Sweet, malty, vanilla flavours from the start though not really cloying, some wet cardboard from the carbonisation. A touch of roastiness comes through later on. Better than expected.
visionthing (2098) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle from a supermarked on Tenerife. Pours black with a beige head. Mild roasty aroma with malt and caramel and hints of chocolate, dark fruits and hops. Sweet and lightly roasty. Mild flavours. Hints of bitterness in the finish. Nice beer for a hot day on the beach in January. (2013-01-03)