Cimbasso (668) - - NOV 24, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled from a 33cl bottle from a Golders Green grocery store. Amber colour and a caramel taste. Very light and watery with a hint of milk chocolate. Not much hop flavour. Quite clean and refreshing, so probably quite refreshing in a hot climate, even though it is quite sweet.
tmongoose (2108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle that pours a medium tea brown color with minimal white head. the aroma is an overabundance of caramel and mild everything else. flavor is a lot of caramel light watery body with no real hop action. wow this is really really bad. just caramel water that has alcohol in it.
JStax (4639) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
11.2 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a clear darker amber color with a beige head of foam that dissippates quickly. The aroma has light toast character and a hint of carrot cake spice. Medium sweetnesw and crisp bitterness. Some metallic notes. Lighter body and medium carbonation. Not bad, really.
luttonm (4449) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
In Paris. Dark lager beer, 4.9% Hazed brown-gold, light for a ‘dark’ beer. Vaguely vienna. Soft minuscule caramel. Quite sweet, sickly banana-cocoa.
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - JUL 13, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (trade with my buddy Perry whose Rate Beer name I forgot); pours clear amber with an off white head; aroma is malt, some caramel, cardboard, and a hint of grass; taste is cardboard with some malt and straw; finish is dry and slightly bitter
indrekr (345) - ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: bread, toast, roasty. Appearance: brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam. Taste: light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palate: light body, waterish, soft carbonation, no finish.
bartholos (205) - GERMANY - JUN 30, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Colored in a mixture of amber and ochre with a creamy tan fast vanishing head. The aroma contains slight herbal and spicy notes with hints of bread and dough. However, the aroma as such is not really strong. The flavor is light in a worse sense as not much flavor can be found. Taste is light sweet and bitter. The body joins in the overall composition as it is very light and watery and just a very mild bitter finish.
Grumbo (1174) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle obtained from Israel in an exchange with Keren. Poured a slightly hazy golden brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, grass and herbs. Light sweetness, and bitterness. Medium body. Average carbonation. Not especially impressed.
Silvan7 (1043) - Samarate, ITALY - JUN 21, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ boidem, Milano. Ramata limpida schiuma beige grossolana poco persistente. Aroma caramellato, tostato, chinotto. Dolce abboccata, maltata caramello e tostatura. Poco amara. Watery, non molto carbonata, poco calda. Non equilibrata , poco armonica.
Idiosynkrasie (6074) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle. Clear, amber colour with frothy, collapsing, off-white head. Caramel malty aroma, some spelt, a spicy, acute touch close to ammonia. Taste is minimally sweet malty, hints of barley, spelt, a touch of caramel. Luckily they chose red wine for the sacrament instead.