VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Presentation: 11.2 oz. green bottle, served in a steidel.
Appearance: Develops a one finger head that goes down into a thin ring. It’s dark caramel colored.
Smell: The aroma es mostly of sweet malt, nothing else.
Taste: The malt sweetness is very dominant and present but not cloying.
Mouthfeel: It feels a bit watery and smooth. It has medium carbonation and it’s easy to drink because of the sweetness.
Overall: Complex enough so as to not be boring, but easy enough to drink so as to not discourage drinkers not accustomed to this type of beer. It manages to be very sweet but balanced, not overwhelming. A very well made brew.
Erasmus_ro (1593) - Alabama, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Bock Beer Restaurant, Athens, 04/03/15. Pours a reddish brown with a good, brownish head. Aroma is raisin, bread, some fruitiness. Taste is bready, some raisin, dark malt. Light with high carbonation.
Miburui (6) - - MAR 2, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with a thin head. Aroma doesn't jump out of the glass; quite timid despite the strong Amber color. Flavor is bold on the palette but easy drinking. Several glasses can be consumed in short order without effort! Not an amazing beer but an easy choice if you want something dark.
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sonotono (34) - torino, ITALY - FEB 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Colore rosso scuro/marrone, bella schiuma.
Odore di malto, sapore dolce di malto, temperato dall’amaro sul finale, anche se la bilancia dei sapori pende dalla parte del dolce.
Una più che onesta rossa a bassa fermentazione.
argeru (14) - - FEB 24, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2oz Bottle at home. Pours very clean dark bronze, light offwhite head fades quickly. Very strong grape, sweet red wine scent, bit of dark malt. Taste more red grape, lightly malted, some type of wood. I’m not getting the spice or malt balance that I expected. Bit too sweet to be a good drinking beer for me.
nathan30533 (774) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one is very german malted. Not really my style as the malt and sweetness over powers it.
John25 (792) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear but, very dark Amber. Pilsner malt, corn and biscuit aroma. The taste adds sweet light caramel and earthy hops. Clean finish, but bland overall. Decent.
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Emeister84 (1281) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of bread, biscuit, and grass. Clear brown, off-white head is somewhat lasting. Definite malt sweetness upfront, remains malt-forward throughout, very bready. Medium bodied.
DrunkSanta410 (373) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. Pours a dark caramel color, two fingers of white foamy head. Aroma of light caramel malts, spices, a bit of nuttiness. Taste is lightly sweet, a bit of caramel and toffee. Malts, cereal. Medium body, not overly carbonated. Not a bad beer, my first of this style.
Arve_Christian (3432) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order. Amber color, good foam. Aromas of malt, fruitiness and some dried fruits; medium intensity. Medium body & complexity.. Good bitterness and balance. Enjoyable
PartyFowle (140) - - FEB 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light coppery orange, perfectly clear, with a few overactive champagne bubbles. A bubbly head, light khaki in color, disappears quickly and leaves only a light ring around the liquid. Smells yeasty, with apples, some toasted malts, maybe even some dark chocolate. Pretty sweet aroma. Tastes of sweet apples, lightly toasted caramel malts, and ritz crackers. Sweet, with a small spicy bitter tang in the aftertaste. Light hoppy bitterness hugs the sides of the tongue, while the beer hits home with a hint of nutty flavor at the finish. A body verging on thin, yet pretty smooth, and the subtle carbonation is perfect and crisp.