hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2007
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle… Clear burnt amber lager with orange highlights and a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The sweet aroma is a bit chocolaty and caramelized with good roasted, smoky notes and a light whiff of skunk. The flavor is well-roasted with subtle chocolate, smoke and coffee essences, but leans way over onto the sweet side of balance… only a rumor of anything resembling lupulin. Medium-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, chocolaty, cloyingly sweet finish.
pivnizub (8729) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - AUG 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Ruby-amber coloured, firm, creamy off-white head; distinctive aroma of dried fruits, backed by malt and molasses; sweet flavour, light bodied; mild sweet-fruity finish with a bit of salt in the aftertaste. A two-times diluted Doppelbock, still tasty......
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
ignificant carbonation at Ludwig’s in Philly. Dry with a touch of lime sourness.Burnt roast malts, some chocolate but also syrupy sweetness, medium mouthfeel from nuts, cigar tabacco
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice appearance with a deep, dark brown colour topped with a beige, lasting head. Sweet aroma. Taste of sweet roasted malt and dark chocolate. Vague bitter finish. A tasty beer, but perhaps a litte too sweet.
At Catweazle’s great tasting party 10.06.2006.
Quack-Duck (7728) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Meinl am Graben, Wien. Clear dark brown colour, off-white head. Sweet and malty, lots of caramel. Very close to a Bohemian dark lager, i.e. very nice indeed.
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2009 Bottle at Õlletorn, Tallinn, on April 10, 2009
Thanks to FatPhil for the sample!
Clear dark copper to brown color, small tan head. Malty, grainy scent. Malty, sweet, grainy taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
kevnic2008 (7574) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red-brown colour, mid-sized head. Malty with hints of chocolate and raisins, slightly fruity. Some pleasant shy hoppy flavours hover in the background.
Meilby (7199) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours clear reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, caramel and bread. Taste is light sweet with soft carbonation.
DruncanVeasey (7098) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2008 Bottle, Rogoznica, HR. Nose of brine, figgy dried fruit, almost rauch-like smoked waxiness and cocoa. That’s an 8. Beige on mahogany, with ruby flashes. Laces beautifully. This is a smooth, chocolatey dunkel with bags of smoked malt character approaching rauchbier status, and at least as good as the Lasko Temno.
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Poured medium brown with a short beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted nutty and vanilla-kissed coffee malts.. came across very sweet. The flavor found very sweet chocolate, vanilla, and caramel malt with very light, toasty bitterness around.. sweet, fairly tasty finish. Light-bodied with higher carbonation.. very sweet, but not overly so for the style.. aiight.