Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown reddish with no foam. Smells malty roasty, caramelly. Starts very malty, with lots of plum and licorice. Middle part is warming, strong malty-fruity with plum and some pine wood. Goes into a fruity finish with lots of plum, licorice and roasted malts.
blackisle (1976) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50cl. Poured into a lager glass. Clear amber brown, tall frothy beige head, good retention, light lacing; aroma roasted malts, caramel, treacle, dark fruits, brown sugar; taste heavy sweet and slightly bitter, roasty, malty, toffee, sugary; sweetbitter aftertaste, fruit and caramel notes, alcohol;
full body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation; brute of a beer, lacks subtlety.
Werckmeister (2067) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 1, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5l bottle at home from trade with SinH4, big thanks. BB 03.11.2016. brownish clear color, small off-white head. smells of tobacco, sweetness, light cardboard, spices, light fruits, plums, paper. average smell. full body, bubbly carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes quite sweet, dried fruits, plums, light cardboardish, hints of citrus, some spices. finishes rather sweet with notes of plums and spices. quite on the sweet sides, light off-notes. overall drinkable but simple and boring. posivitive: ABV not noticeable, but for the ABV I expect a lot more.
anstei (1068) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4. A slightly smoky, slightly spicy and meaty Doppelbock. Highly drinkable, very enjoyable, but not incredibly deep.
SinH4 (2549) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with rather small tan head that goes down quickly. Aroma is sweet caramel, some old world hops and "dusty cellar" bottom-fermentation aromas. Also hints of plums and figs. Taste is more caramel and plums, very "lieblich" - it’s light, but still has a good amount of flavour. Incredibly easy to drink. It feels way too light for 8%
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from pilsen’s old pivoteka. nutty brown with a shortlived beige head; loads of stewed fruit in the aroma, tending towards schnapps but just kept in check by some tinny hop character; modest bitterness with some prunes and plum jam and a light hint of chocolate spread; a bit messy but not awful
strap (730) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
medium amber with a light head. aroma of cherries, caramel malts, slightly earthy. sweet with some alcohol warming on the finish. one of my favorite German beers thus far.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured medium amber with a disappearing off white head. Aroma of sweet berries and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, reasonably heavy liquorice. Decent doppelbock.
saintjulien (185) - - JUL 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cereal, banana, amber, pale, cloudy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, long finish
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from the Bottle Stop. Poured a clear reddish amber with a thin greay / beige head. Aroma of sweet malts, some caramel, some fruit. Flavour is nice roasted malts, dark fruits, fairly thin palate, easy to drink, alcohol fairly well hidden. Tasty stuff.
wekker84 (2160) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts caramel spicy fruits and some hops flavor malts caramel spicy fruits raisins and some hops