ALLOVATE (2437) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Took a quick shine to this little baby beer. Love to see it available in pint-sized bottles as before I knew it the glass was empty. Blast.
Pours a deepest cola brown - quite honestly shimmers in the lights - with a tight, inch thick, neat and tidy tan head that held on and laced a lovely weave down the glass. Dusty, dark, bitter chocolate, the distinct scent of Lübeck marzipan and a little cocoa set the aroma scene, all sweet, savoury and sticky. Lightly roasted coffee and charred, pasty grains start it off in the mouth but remain a little premature of judgement. It’s soft and creamy upon the tongue, quite light in body making it sessionable but the sweet malt flavours soon take hold. Dusty, dark chocolate and marzipan again here, as some savoury, dried fruits and a little ’blood & rust’ that sits quite nicely adding a good depth and nice balance. Feint herbal edge drifts in and out of the long malty, rich swallow. Slight peatiness develops; rust flavour lasts in the aftertaste but again just sits nicely on the edge. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Not the most sessionable of beers due to its rich flavour, but a few won’t hurt. Nice (33cL, BBE 04/07, The Beer Store, Morley)
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JUN 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2007 Bottle: nice one, especially on a hot day like today. Well it’s quite sweet, quite malty, a bit too light bodied, some cocca powder, some roasty bitterness and smokey as well, good beer!
SSSteve (3786) - - JAN 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown with a medium sized off-white head. aroma of burnt caramel and roasted nuts. flavor is sweet with lots of roasted nuts, burnt caramel, hints of fudge. medium bodied. i really enjoyed this.
mkel07 (3557) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. A nice little surprise. Had seen it at local bottleshop many times but always passed it up until one day I thought I would give it a go.
Poured a thick black colour like old motor oil. Small off white head that quickly vaishes. Aroma of burnt toffee with with a good strong flavour of chocolate & toffee.
RexTalionis (2515) - FINLAND - APR 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Gösser Gasthaus in Bregenz, Österreich. Poured brown in colour with foamy tan head. Roasted malty aroma with some dark chocolate hints. Nice. Flavour quite similar with perhas even some liquorice flavour as
well. Very smooth an well balanced. Pleasant aftertaste.
Lorenasa (154) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark coffee color. Small head which lasts. Malt flavors. Coffe with woodsy notes. Undertones of old fruit.
Grzesiek79 (3260) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
leather, banana, bubblegum, smoke, butterscotch, soy sauce, bread, citrus, chocolate, brown, cloudy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, lively, bitter, long finish,
cmc619 (409) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tried in Vienna, Austria (Christmas 2013). Tried at Gosser Bierklinik on draft. Pretty nice in the squat 0.5L dimpled mugs. Really liked this - hadn’t had a good dunkel in a while - like a great American stout but cleaner and easier to drink.
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nearly opaque mahogany with a few bubbles on top; Medium body with medium-high carbonation.
Aroma: sweet bready dark malt, woody tobacco hops, mild alcohol, and hints of dark fruit.
Taste: very mild, some dark-roasted grainy malt, mineral water, hints of cola and sweet coffee,, and just enough hop bitterness to balance.
flying_pig (965) - SCOTLAND - JUL 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (330ml bought in Split, Croatia):
Dark, quite rich aroma from this one with some roasted malts and a nutty smell too. There is some caramel and light toffee notes along with some burnt sugar, touches of chocolate and darker fruits too.
Black with a tiny, mainly bubbly off-white coloured head that is short lived and as such a bit disappointing.
Sweet to begin with along with lots of sugar and a touch of lighter coffee. I could detect some caramel, toffee and dark fruits such a figs and raisins.
Smooth with a good amount of carbonation, a medium body and plenty of sweetness. It goes down well, with a dry but not overly dry finish.
Very nice to drink and somewhat surprising considering I found this one in a Croatian supermarket in the height of summer. Even in almost 40 degree heat this one went down well with a solid flavour and great taste.