pintbypint (2602) - Edmonton, Alberta, - DEC 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml brown bottle from Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Medium brown pour with deep orange highlights. Small tan head, light lacing. Nose has some roasted malt, earth, chocolate and toasty notes. Taste is earthy, toasty, dark chocolate, a bit of dark fruit. Dry finish, grains and earthy malt in the aftertaste, light bitterness. Getting a slightly vegetal undertone here thats not very pleasant. Good looking beer, but odd tasting.Tough to get through the whole bottle.
terefere (218) - Durham, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours lovely golden, clear, average head. Aroma: orange peel, perfume, malt, caramel, chocolate. Taste: roasted malts, coffee, butterscotch, cooked vegetables, caramel, pumpkin seed finish. Quite an interesting brew.
kamwitsta (143) - POLAND - MAY 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not very strong aroma of malt and roast with a little toffe and caramel. Very dark brown, clear, with a big, stable head. The taste is mostly sweet and metallic, just a bit of bitterness. Medium body, feels a little oily, softly carbonated, short, bitter-tart finish. Quite average.
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Claims to be a "stout" its an amber ale, slight nuttiness, mostly metallic and sweet malt.
Radek Kliber (6457) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma: dark malts, caramel, chocolate. Slight fruity sweetness behind. Roast backing.7+
Apperance: poured with medium plus beige mocha cap. Nicely contrasted with dark brown base.
Taste/Palate etc. medium bodied with thinner walls. Nice roast up front, chocolate behind. Dry ending. Pumpkin seed flavoring is understated. This is nice lagered? stout. Late sweetness that should not be around. Is this pale lager based with added chocolate malt? Still considering reviews this is underrated for some reason. Maybe one thinks that if its cheap and from Poland must be bad...Either way nice not excellent desert brew.
joergen (20738) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in a hotel room in Vienna.
Clear orange-red coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and licorice.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, bread and licorice.
wlajwl (3875) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is toffee fruit and odd sweetness. The flavor is fruit/dark fruit, mild/medium sweetness, spices, mild nuttiness and a malty/mildly tart finish.
simonblaine (289) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours auburn/brown with minimal head. Aroma of chocolate and maple syrup and roasted nuts. Fairly tasty, almost like a port and a stout mix. Think desert beer.
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Advent Calendar #15. Still going through these... most are lagers, which I prefer in warmer weather. Anyway, for this one I feel like I had a completely different beer than anyone else because while the wood and earth nose were interesting, the taste was sour and the finish was just rancid, it was like they’d put a burnt piece of wood in there during the fermentation process. It wasn’t a bad bottle, just didn’t mesh so well with the inside of my mouth. But yes up there amongst the worst finishes I’ve experienced.
Quack-Duck (7911) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from bierpost. Amber-chestnut colour, mid-sized off-white head. Malty nose with caramel. Grainy malt flavours with caramel, chocolate and pumpkin seed. Not too sweet, not too dry, very well balanced.
DuffMan (6739) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, Beer Advent Calendar. Beautiful deep brick red colour with a lasting beige head; this beer looks fantastic.... But it all falls apart from here. Very sweet burnt caramel aroma with strong earthy and nutty traits. Grainy caramel flavour, overly sweet, with a very drying peanut-skin bitterness in the finish. Thin mouthfeel. Not good.