BeerandBlues2 (10541) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at K-Bar. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and bready malt, dates, light alcohol, rich melanoidin, and light earthy hops. Flavor is sweet and rich malt, dates, light hops and bitterness, light alcohol notes and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Cidertron (30) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
After trying some of Einstok’s brews, it was quite a treat to try a decent holiday brew for Christmas. It runs amber with some tastes of fruits and caramel :) It’s a bit more fizzy than their other brews running more towards the bitter side :)
alex_leit (189) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Reddish bronze color with a little creamy foam. Rich malty aroma, plums, pears and other fruits, wine. Taste: caramel and candy, specialty malts, raisins, fruits, white porto and hops.
Borup (7016) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl. bottle. Clear dark amber colour with on off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, bread and fruity notes.
njnut (334) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into stemmed glass a clear red tinged brown with quick to disapate beige head. Aroma was malty, dark fruits with a little coca. Taste was toasted malt, nutty, a bit earthy. The malt gets straight nber on the finish and as it warms. A slight amount of bozey warmth.
jookos (3162) - FINLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@ahven. Dark amber red brownish coliur, clear. Malty nice. Slight sweet, dry ripe dark fruits, some fresh leather. Med bodied, a bit of sweet malty roundness, but not enough to be oily. Malty, dark syrupy bread, some eathyness. Clean, bit sterile though.
swapp (258) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JAN 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. clear dark reddish brown color with nice strong white head. smells like caramel and barley beer with some kind dried grapes. taste are light barley sweetness with caramel. a bit bitter from hops. easy drinkable. aftertaste are light bitter with some kind herbs and dried grapes. average doppelbock.
HampshirePhil (204) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
300 ml bottle - smooth crisp taste, mineral water like palate but with a slight barley taste
Marstonlad (529) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Black Door, Helsinki. A color of dark reddish brown with a big and well lasting head. The aroma features nuts, toffee and caramel with some raisin; contains features typical in this style. Taste is light sweet and malt-driven, featuring caramel and hazelnut initially and drier toasty and bready malty notes in the finish. The palate is medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation and a velvety texture. Lots of quality in this Icelandic take on a traditional German style.
Stuu666 (5643) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber, nose is chocolate, toffee, fruity, taste is similar.