Grima (2098) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2010
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Into the glass pours a dark amber-colored beer that is losing its head quickly. Smells strong roasted malt. Starts also very roasted malt, subtle alcoholic with a strong licorice undertone. The aftertaste is roasty, bitter coffee and decent alcoholic. The further course is a little nutty, but always remains strong roasted malt!
deanso (5259) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl bottle from ABCBeers in the Hague.
a little white foam. Blond colour. A nice beer
jfb (3818) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(draught) pours a clear amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramel and tree bark, light toasted malts and fallen leaves, quite spicy and autumnal. flavour is the same, quite heavy on the malts, with some robust notes of alcohol and some light hints of peaches and herbal hops in the finish. medium to heavy body with average carbonation.
johndoughty (3992) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear bronze with a small head.Slightly sweet with a presence that is quite deceptive.Only when I looked at the bottle did I realise how powerful it was.No carbonation and dangerously drinkable
Embrouille (2827) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 50cl. Bottle from Bierzwerg.de. Clear dark amber with a small beige head. Terribly inviting nose where odd cardamom and lemongrass, caramel, candied coconut, apricot and spicy hop components show up, all very nicely balanced by a flawless malt back. Low carbonation. Great balance. Very drinkable with a good bitterness. Beautiful lacework. Dry finish. A sublime beer.
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle [Courtesy of yespr, thanks buddy] Light fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Cloudy golden color. Aroma of mild malt and fruity, also toasted malt, hint of bread and caramel. Some alcoholic notes. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor, light bitterness. Malty and light alcoholic finish.
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cL bottle. Pours slight cloudy orange with a small off white head. Mild sweet and fruity and malty aroma. Sweet, alcohol and malty flavoured. Sweet and slight roasted malt flavoured into the finish. Light metallic too.
BelgiskOlklub (901) - Viby J, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Average size creamy white lasting head with good lacing. Haevu malt aroma of caramel and grain, nutty. Light hop aroma of citrus. Heavy alcohol. Medium/full body, oily texture and bitter finish. Moderate/heavy sweet and light bitter.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A 0.5L bottle shared at One Point Pub (BB 30.04.09). Pale beige head. Dark coppery colour. Malty and roasty taste. Mild hoppiness. Slight dissapointment.
FatPhil (9358) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 30, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki, Oktoberfest 2008)
Rich orange, no head. Not much aroma; sweet malts I guess. Quite an alcoholic kick, but a big malty body. A touch of mustard. Overall, not too boozy, but definitely strong. Pretty estery - I would say this falls easily into the European Strong Lager category, rather than Doppelbock. Finish is quite hoppy.