tsd08460 (775) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: cereal, grass, caramel
Appearance: tan head, clear amber-brown
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, creamy, long finish, lightly sour,
ogivlado (7174) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 355ml. -from Za Popen’t Ljubljana. Dark amber coloured, small off-white head, caramel and mild chocolate in the nose. Light roasted malt, caramel, some chocolate and dried fruits with notes of hops in rather dry finish. Ok...but just ok.
BREWMUSKCLES (2548) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel and smooth some sweetness and some malt the brew is full in body with flavor and substance. there is a saucy,gravy like character that is just noticeable at first but would seem better absent. yet it is demonstrative and that flavor pattern would be desired at certain times.
mike_77 (5302) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with thick, lasting head. Some grassiness in the aroma. Seems very overcarbonated which seems to limit the chance for the flavours to develop well. There’s some malts, dried fruit and a bit of caramel before a fairly bitter finish.
JonnyMadison (87) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Flight at HopCat in Madison. Was very dark in appearance. Flavor was malty and rich, but tasted a little thin and watery -- could have used a bit more body to go with the maltiness.
leghorn99 (218) - Livorno, ITALY - JUL 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Si presenta di un bel marrone scuro, di buona limpidezza; la schiuma è generosa, fine e dalla buona persistenza. L’aroma è fortemente dominato dai malti scuri, caramello e pane; il luppolo rimane sottomesso, si avverte solo una leggera amarezza generale. In bocca, prevalgono malto e caramello, note terrose e di noci; corpo medio e carbonazione leggera. Il finale finisce abbastanza lungo e leggermente amaro, ma la presenza di luppolo rimane quasi impercettibile.
olio (9207) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml can.
Pours dark mahogany brown color with a medium sized head. Quite nutty aroma, dry malty notes, maybe some granola, subtle rye and malts. Coffee flavor, grains, some faint rye notes, nuts, slightly bready too. Feels a bit too watery, the flavors would have been presented much better with a sturdier body.
JARRODIUS (2) - JAPAN - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one was rather unenjoyable. The initial taste was almost that of a stout; roasty with a hint of nuts. However, it left a less-than-desirable aftertaste that completely ruined the beverage for me.
blutt59 (6501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to rasmus40, dark walnut color with huge unending foam head, bit hoppy malt and chocolate aroma, flavor is slight sour, caramel, earthy chocolate, effervescent
smroush (205) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas heavily dominated by the malts; caramel and bread. Hops are pretty subdued, just a general bitterness.
Color is a dark brown with a bit of redness; very sparse head.
Taste is fairly sweet, with a modest bitter undertone.
Medium body, texture is towards the creamy and slick side.
The finish is moderate in length and sweet, bready and just a bit bitter.
Overall I think this beer is lacking some balance; plenty of malt but not much hops. The carbonation is also on the light side, which results in a sweetness without much to balance it.