larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium beige head. Deep dark brown body with big dark lumps
hovering. Roasted sugar and wood aroma with spicy caramel notes.
Dry-sweet roasted sugar and sandalwood taste with lacquer,
caramel, and toffee notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel,
leaves little lumps on tongue. Dry spicy roasty caramel sauce
and roasted sugar aftertaste with cinnamon and wood notes.
Really nice, apart from those awful lumps. (0.33l bottle, wine
monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)
asheft (2438) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Relative weak aroma of dried fruit and noble hops. Nearly opaque, ruddy dark brown under off-white lace and a ring of large bubbles. Dry, cereal grain/pumpernickel flavour with raisins and tobacco. Assertive bitterness that quickly dissipates under medium carbonation and a dry finish. Light body, medium carbonation (low for de Molen!), clean, almost mineral watery finish.
HermanW (1016) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,3 liter fles@HOME.. Lekkere bier ook al vind ik niet dat het een schwarzbier is. de kleur is wel zwart. maar hij gaat meer in de richting van de Guiness.
omhper (18765) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Clear very dark brown, small head. Chocolaty nose. Dryish with clean, rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Chocolatey with notes of coffee and grass. Mid bitter finish.
CapFlu (4322) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(330ml bottle) From Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Thin frothy brown head and a deep brown body. Nose of white grapes and plums. Somewhat dirty tasting - slightly tonic, some deep malt, a tad thin, some ashtray. Okay.
pintbypint (2358) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml brown bottle from Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Deep dark brown pour, a hint of red showing through. Thin layer of beige head with mild lacing. Nose is roasty, slightly earthy, some chocolate. In the mouth the beer is roasty with dark chocolate notes, background fruitiness and caramel. Finishes with some rich cocoa-y notes, some roasted bitterness and a bit of sharper grassy hop. Medium body with medium carbonation. Not a text book schwarzbier but enjoyable.
WheatKing (1141) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Advent Calendar #3. So this is what happens when you throw lager yeast and Czech hops into a porter? Oh apparently they went at it from the other direction. I like how these guys are experimental, but not in the "canned pumpkin pulp and fake vanilla extract" way. Chocolate on the nose, caramel and a touch of bitterness on the tongue, Saaz and lingering caramel on the finish. Cool. Became a study in lager yeast for me.
Reimer96 (1018) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy dark brown color with a big creamy brown head that lasts the beer. Aroma is chocolate, yeast and some funky fruity esthers. Taste is a sweet cocoa, fig and yeast up front & then finishes with a nice bitter dark chocolate. Medium dry finish to this beer.
presario (4525) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Day 3 CBAC. Use a BIG glass as there is plenty of foam. Dark beer with nice highlights when held to the light. Crisp and clear, at least from the top half of the bottle after the foam settles. Aroma of sweetness and dark malt when still. When swirled sweetness is replaced with a light yeasiness. Body is a little still. Flavour has some sweetness, very dark almost burnt malt and some bitter licorice and saltiness.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Dec 3 Beer Advent Calendar. Gotta say, I am VERY impressed with the quality of the breweries in this thing so far! De Molen...YES! Very dark brown pour, with a haziness that is evident as I hold the beer against the light. A nice classic schwarz profile of roast and bitter chocolate, with some subtle yeasty fruit esters thrown in for good measure. Solid.