yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 28/01/2006. 500ml bottle-conditioned ale from Rumble’s, Wellington.
Odd murky-brown appearance, reminiscent of muddy water. Collapsing light-tan head that ends up as an oily film. Mild, but complex, nose gives off chocolate, banana cake batter, dough, yoghurt, caramel dairy food, cloves. Sweet and yeasty -like a partially fermented wort. Quite sweet up front, in the mouth, with a chocolatey, winey, warming, alcoholic middle. The finish is woody spices - cloves and cinammon - and lingers for quite some time. Prickly carbonation, light-medium weight, great drinking. Sip this instead of taking desert; 500ml can easily be shared.
Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
can be compared to a nut brown in terms of depth. a yummy beer, this is. very fizzy and full flavored but not overwhelming.
Skinnyviking (8435) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beige nice looking high head. Dark read body with a good deal of carbon dioxide. Fruit aroma. Pleasant mix of sweetness and bitterness.
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[bottle from clockwork] Aroma of raisins, banana. body is a little thin, finish is sweet.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark coca cola pour with a mocha head. Well laced. Nose is sweet malts, brown sugar and some licorice. Taste falls in over mild spices like clove and licorice, malts, and caramel-o-sugar. Aftertaste brings up uncomplex, yet well suited dark fruits like raison and plum. Didnt get any chocolate in this like i wanted, but overall, it was rather satisfying. There was even a bit of a smokey atmosphere here and there.
Nekronos (3936) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little disspaointing too, but the colour is great, looks like chocolate, the name reminds me something spicy, although I guess is nothing like that the meaning.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really nice Weiss bock kind of thing, a little less picant than Schneider-Weiss Aventinus, and a little tastier and more drinkable. Really impressive beer brought to me once again, by Roger F from High Point/Rammstein.
ALLOVATE (2817) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted this one on New year’s eve, about a dozen or so, and thankfully no hang over the next morning. God bless the Purity Law. I must say the last bottle went down with the same degree of ease as the first, if my memory serves me correctly! Poured into it’s own tall weissbier glass, cool and not cold (...when I took notes. The rest were chilled). Honestly looks like mud, but in a good way. Opaque, syrupy, reddish chestnut brown with an exorbitant amount of bubbles releasing to atmosphere and raising up and enormous, bubbly thick beige head that would not budge for the length making tasting it a bit of a chore. Not overly generous in the nose, but pleasant enough; doughy, biscuity sweet with rich notes of toffee, cocoa, bready yeast and lightly spicy dried fruits. Yum! Similarly malty in the mouth with Erdinger’s trademark gassy carbonation waning quickly making it smooth and well rounded for the length. Biscuity, dryish wheat and barley malts, burnt sugar and a little burnt wood, and cocoa flavours fill the mouth. An underlying note of toffee strengthens, with a little caramel and zesty fruits, as I held it in the mouth and the finish leaves notes of pudding desserts to linger long afterwards. Alcohol is seamlessly integrated and offers only a light prickle and a dry feel before the swallow. Quite a tasty number. One I am certain to try again. Cheers!! (50cL, Morley Liquor Merchants, BBE 08/06)
Radek Kliber (6895) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with some ruby light, pours huge creamy, rocky head. Aroma, wheat, yeast and malt all blended in one junction. Clean hoppy aroma on top . Full malts, cherry fruit, yeast and spice. Bubblegum, fruity roundness. Complex.
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent beer. Aroma is fruity with quite a bit of wheat, yes. Taste is full of fruity sweet malty goodness, with a littlke alcohol giving its say, giving a slight warming. Great beer from these fellows.