bartlebier (2416) - Belchium im Biersgau, - NOV 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle from Bierzwerg. - Drinkable, but all elements taste far more watery & doughy than the extravagant recipe + marketing indicate. Not that spicy, not that black (transparent brown), bland but not vile.
Jananise (66) - - APR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried bottled. Colour is hazy roast brown/red. Aroma is nuts, bread, malts, brown sugar, dark stone fruits. Taste is caramel, chocolate and licorice. Malty finish with a little sweetness. Light carbonation.
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Theydon_Bois (11617) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Leibick Getranke, split on the train to Ulm, 07/02/15.
Murky chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is malt forward, nutty trace, dark fruits, bread notes, light spice.
Taste comprises biscuit, toffee, brown sugars.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
A very basic beer, dull ... yawn.
elbernays (773) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 16, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle bought at altech beer festival Dublin. Pours dark brown with reddish hue. Wispy tan head. Aroma is molasses, cherry, plum, raisin, acetone. Flavour is sweet molasses, cherry, raisin. Sweet dry finish. Low carbonation. A bit bland but passable for style.
Sissio (820) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear ruby brown, brown head. Caramel malts, rasins and fruit in spirit. Chocolate and warm mature fruit. Taste evolves when warm. Caramel and toffee malts, mature yellow fruit, rhum with a light bitter ending.
grubypawel (205) - - FEB 24, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear dark brown with little head. No distinct aromas, some hints of the hops. A lot of chocolate in the taste.
47574xeCD (522) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle Share with Theydon and Wingman.
Hazy brown beer with no real head, rightly roasted malt, hint of coffee but otherwise a little bland.
bierkoning (10864) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. No head. Apple syrup and a hint of roast in the aroma and flavor. Sweetish, low on carbon. Watery mouthfeel. Drinkable, not flawless.
Douberd (3005) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Gusswerk Black Betty) Bottle 330 ml, thanks to Sebilinz! Served into a tulip, ABV 5.4%
Deep brown colour on the body but still transparent enough, good sized tan head on top, with good density and retention, leaving light lacing behind.
Aroma of caramel, light malts, fortified wine, light toffee.
Taste also of caramel, lots of metallic notes, toffee.
Thin watery body. High carbonation.
Nothing too offensive but not one I’d choose again.
fdomig (509) - München, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. A very malty and coffee-like aroma. Dark brown color with a light brown-ish head. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Very soft carbonation with a quick but quite malty finish. Leaves some sweetness. Overall OK.
renffisch (867) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Hoffstättner brewery shop. Pours almost bleach, with a big bubbly beige head. Roasted coffee nose and generally very tame old ale taste. Would have like to actually taste the alleged herbs...