Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy brown. Slight muscovado note and hints of brown sugar, but otherwise thin. Perhaps somewhat oxidized, at least that’s the impression I get but still nice brown sugar notes.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Joss who schlepped it himself across the pond. Simple dark malt aromas and flavors.
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark foxy-amber beer with an even, dense, creamy-yellow head. Short sharp greenery smell, followed by sweet, thick cake nose with molasses or treacle and chocolate. Bready, sweet, cake & short sourish (lactic) whiff in each sip. Quite rich, velvety MF as for a rich egg- and chocolate filled cake dough. Bit of rum & raisins too, or it is as if they would fit in naturally. Little near-bitterish finish, earthy. Alcohol remains mainly hidden, but there’s some telltale warming. Ah - sweet one, but nice one. Dessert Bock, if any.
jonas (5847) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Chocolate cookie malt aroma, minerallic hop notes. Ruby red, creamy low brown head. Sweet somewhat sirupy base, a hint booze, light herbal counter. Medium, slightly sticky body. Molassis aftertaste.