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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 84   ABV: 2.8%
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2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chrisv10 (12637) - DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012
can @ FOneFan, Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2012. Dark brown with medium creamy tan head. Aroma is light roasted malts, chocolate and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, hop, little bitter and quite watery.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
yngwie (15381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2012
Can. A big, light beige head forms over a reddish dark, dark brown body. Soon diminishing into a thin, creamy layer. Rather weak on the nose, roasted mostly, some coffee and dried fruits in the back. Roasted flavor, a rye bread touch and some dried fruits. Very watery on the palate, creamy and soft. Roasted, bitter finish. A decent one considering the strength, but way, way too watery. 120819

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (13904) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
Can @ post-TFODRBSG, Ulfborg. Black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and light chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and roasted light bitter finish. Watery. 190812

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
saxo (14844) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
Can @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is close to black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, water, notes of licorice and notes of caramel. Nice aroma but taste is lacking.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tommann (3004) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
440ml can. Pours very dark brown with a large nitro head. Aroma is dry, roasty yeast and beef. Taste is watery and thin. A little roast and beef in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2012 Canned 26/04/12. A dark mahogany coloured beer with a widgeted thick creamy off-white head. A dry roasty aroma like its big brother. A similar taste too; maybe a bit more watery. Itís not obviously only 2.8% and is actually quite pleasant all things considered. Score 2.9
Subsequent ratings scored 2.7 and 2.9. Average becomes 2.8

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jb (2511) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 20, 2012
Nice sub for the real thing on a day with a long drive where I was not ready for much beer. A bit thinner and lighter but very good for 2.85% ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (5160) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
440ml widget-can from Tescos. Pours deep ruby with a dense cream head; aroma of chocolate malt; thin and watery with a mocha flavour, grainy body; and a neutral finish. Not bad as an alternative to a real Guinness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
Can. Black, thin creamy head. Smells like hot chocolate with a slight savoury touch. Tastes bland to slightly unpleasant, mocha gets drowned out by a too watery mouthfeel. Not fantastic for me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2012
Can at home, thanks cgarvieuk! Deep brown/black pour, thick creamy nitro head. Nice nose of dark chocolate, hint of vanilla, big roast. Thin front, hints of dark chocolate, some coffee, some roast. Nice mouthfeel, nice roast dark chocolate linger, itís just a bit thin at this ABV.


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