VastActiv (5306) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 0.33l at home, Nivala. BBE 26.01.2016. Colour is cloudy brown with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Grain, some chocolate and some roasted malts. Weak grainy porter.
RW80 (1826) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at WWF Enschede.
Appearance: Clear dark reddish amber, with a, small beige head. Aroma matls, rye, roasted matls,
Taste: light sweet, with a decent dark bitterness, Nice roasty tones, some chocolate, ryebread and a it of phenolic tones in the finish.
A below average body, average carbonation.
MiP (15028) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 5.6%. Weak bready and salty aroma. Clear dark brown colour. Small stable tan head. The flavour is quite roasted with a decent barley bitterness and a nicely dusty finish. Sort of like a Schwarzbier.
Bamsen78 (4810) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy copper brown with airy beige head. Clear aroma of malt and caramel, with hints of hops and touches of yeast. Bitter, roasty flavour with notes of wholemeal bread and mild touches of caramel malt. Roasty and estery afteraste. Thin body - if this had been avoided, the beer would be so much better.
Cunningham (6554) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit weird and unbalanced. Yet tasty and ok.
Dark color with a tan head. Ok intensity in the aroma. Decent body and an ok carbonation. Bready like pumpernickel, some toffee, some spices and mild roasted.
[Bottle from a trade with Grima]
hauxe (285) - Butzbach, GERMANY - APR 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown from the bottle. The head is more fizzy than creamy and fades relatively quick. The beer has a fairly high level of carbonation. A sweet and bready aroma greets the nose, really more like Kuchen with lots of brown sugar than pumpernickel. A hint of dark fruit lingers in the background. Quite appealing actually. The beer starts off rich and lightly chocolate sweet before proceeding to a dry and bitter finish. The pumpernickel taste does come through, especially when you burp. Generally an agreeable brew, especially in taste and smell, but the palate seemed fizzy, oily, and yet still too thin all at the same time. Still liked this one though.
Grzesiek79 (3808) - Radom, POLAND - APR 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many thanks for this beer to kevnic2008. Piwo ma ladna piane bezowej barwy. Piwo ciemno brazowe z bordowym odcieniem, troche metnosci. Zapach lukrecji i zrumienionej skorki od chleba. W smaku slodowe, slodko karmelowe. Troche tego pumpernickela sie wyczuwa zwlaszcza w przelyku po przelknieciu i odczekaniu chwilke. Dodatkowo lukrecja i kukulki. Zytniowe akcenty takze sa na sam koniec. Ciekawe piwo choc za slodkie jak dla mnie, zabraklo mi tu palonego slodu itp akcentom
Cimbasso (640) - - APR 12, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a bottle. Dark amber colour. Notes of toffee, roasted malts and (surprisingly, perhaps!) pumpernickel, with some hints of coffee. Finish has medium bitterness. An original and interesting beer.
TaxiDriver (1678) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very malty smell, some chocolate, light amount of roasted malt. The head is small, pale beige and creamy with a quite long duration. The body is black. A malty and rather bitter taste, a little bit metallic. The body is medium strong, very dry and light creamy with a lively carbonation.
bartholos (182) - GERMANY - MAR 26, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a coppery hue and a small tan head. Strong and complex malty notes. Caramel and toffee notes along with grain, some roasted and coffee hints and fruity notes of plum and grapes. Light sweet start but turns pleasently dry and bitter soon and has strong bitter dry finish. Roasted and toasted flavors are dominating with good coffee notes and some pepper as well a light fruity touch and some spices. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slight alcoholic warmth. Leaves a dry bitter aftertaste with some roasted aroma.