oh6gdx (18575) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled (from AbM). Amber colour, with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is quite strong on the crystal malts, with also some bready and mild toasted note. Flavour is sweet malts, toffee, some toasted notes as well as mild wooden and earthy notes. A bit sulphury notes as well.
Nocturne (381) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Pours a dark amber with a compact white head. Smells like a nice toasty lager. Fairly unoffensive but not really exciting either. Tastes malty like toffee with a touch of cola. Prickly carbonation, some lingering malt sweetness. Not bad overall.
Beesbeer (349) - WALES - FEB 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg. Surprise of the evening this one! Interesting aroma .... not sure how best to describe it. Great ruby red colour. Complex malty flavours, rounded, refreshing. Slight metallic zing on ending.
Dashimus (162) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber, almost red. No head to speak of. Aroma is malty, cherry, possibly a hint of coffee. Also some fruit tones. Taste is bitter, malty. Fruit is distant, mostly cherry. Medium bodied.
The_Bish (861) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fuck this. What the hell happened to the 35 bus??? And there’s a queue outside. You’re all a bunch of bastards. Someone had best be nice to me when I get there or there’ll be trouble*
*there will be no trouble, I’m a right soft lad...
thepeter (274) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a dark ruby color which is lighter than I was expecting with a tan head that stuck around for a bit. Smelled of roasty malt, dark fruit, toffee and slight coffee aroma. Sweet flavors, toffee, roast malt, cherry, wood, and a dry bitter finish. Not exactly what I was looking for but still pretty good and very drinkable. Medium light body and lighter on the palate than most black lagers. Overall a good beer which went well with BBQ, but I liked Freedom’s Regular lager much better and that is rare for me as I typically LOVE this style. Worth a try though.
tommann (1990) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a small head. Aroma is burnt toffee and apple. Taste has sweet apple and caramel malt to start. Toffee and apple in the finish. A touch of plastic.
Rune (6125) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle shared by Finn. Solid, off-white head covering a golden-brown body. Spotty lacing. Nose is earthy malts added by notes of dark fruits. Taste of mid-sweet malts mixed with resinous hops leading to a smooth and dry ending. Medium bodied. Different and likable (drinking session in Tromsø, 09.02.2012).
Finn (3090) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2012 Flaske 0,33l fra Sourced Market, Euston. Delt med Rune under seanse i heimen 9 Feb 12. Mørkebrun / amber. Høyt luftig skum som varer. God maltaroma med innslag av frukt. Balansert. Svakt biter avslutning. KI=4
imdownthepub (8470) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Keg at The Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Dark amber with fizzed head. A bit of an oddity, sweet caramalt, some toffee but little else. Not bad just nothing going for it either.