JB99 (27) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overall a great beer. Nice amber color,with a rich malty head. slightly malty taste with earth tones and a very smooth finish.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Hazy brown. Looks really muddy. Increadible thick persistent head. Yeast and noble hop aroma. Bready flavour with some subdued chocolate and roasted notes. Low bitterness.
ebarnes (261) - Beech Grove, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
.5l bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy, deep amber with a massive head. Smells of bananas, spice and malt. Overall is very thin and watery. Not a lot of flavor. Very ordinary.
SHIG (4210) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a thick light brown head. Smell of rich malt. Bitter at first with a nice spicy malt finish.
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a hazy dark brown color, with a tannish head that disappates quickly. Has a very light yeasty aroma, it was nothing special. Mildly spicy flavor, it’s not too bad, although nothing special. Kind of a light body, with decent carbonation.
jefcon (1565) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy almond brown with a stordy off-white head. Some aromas of bark, clove, and a vinuous aroma coming off the hops. Just a hint of caramel. Thin and a little watery on the palate. Dry, caramel finish is fleeting and light. Rather tasteless compared to many dunkles. There’s a little to the hops and bready yeast, but more of a quencher than a pleaser.
nick76 (4336) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma has toasted wheat, caramel, dark fruit, bananas, and yeast. The appearance is so nice. The head is huge and the color is a deep red brown. The flavor is not as impressive as the aroma and appearance but it’s still enjoyable. There is a mild spiciness to go along with plums, sugar, herbs, fruit, and wheat. The palate is on the thin side. The finish is coffee like with a dryer character than I expected. I think this is a pretty good beer to have with a meal.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy copper with respectable whitish head. It has a big wheat and yeast aroma with a bit of sweetness. The flavor is estery yeast, plum, dark berries, wheat, and dry hops in finish. Pretty good stuff.
harrisoni (16056) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2006 500ml bottle at Ship & Mitre, Liverpool. I was a bit disappointed with this. Not a huge aroma, some roasted malts, choc/coffee, and a bit of toffee, but over carbonated in mouth and the finish was thin on flavour.
Skinnyviking (8202) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Good looking off-white lasting head. Amber / red-brown unclear body. Strange flavor of bananas and herbs. Spicy sweet flavor.