deyholla (8347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured brown with a ivory head that laced a bit. Aroma was sweet with notes of caramel malts. Flavor was more grainy, but the caramel malts were still present. The body was a bit light.
fobar (241) - Sřgne, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber dark color body with nice, brownish head. Round caramel and malty taste. Sweet caramel aroma. Some bitterness.
Habanero (3308) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dclear and dark brown with a red glow with a huge beige head. Fair lacing. Nose of light malt. Sweet flavour with malt and bread. Light to medium bodied. More dry finish with a little bitterness.
DeanF (1891) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - NOV 7, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours with almost no head, and what does exist disappears very quickly. Smells like coffee and water, maybe some grape juice in there too. Taste is coffee, coffee, coffee - very surprising for this brew, but it lacks complexity and feels a little bit fake. On the other hand, there are worse flavours to imitate and it’s an okay "fake" dark beer. Worth trying if you can get it for free.
blackbock (113) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) Poured perfectly, a deep ruby-brown colour with ample head.
For a beer of only 3.8% alc/vol this one had plenty of body. There was a definite roastiness present, and the hopping was spot on. This is one I could come back to many times if available.
rakkasan (142) - Bresso, ITALY - OCT 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap - Prague. My beer of preference during my stay in Prague. Dark ruby color, nice head. Sweet caramel taste, light body, refreshing. I found this to be an excellent session beer given the alcohol content and light - medium body.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned. Dark ruby brown, medium-sized off-white head. Toasted rye bread aroma, little salmiak. Flavor has slight licorice, sweet roasty rye bread, molasses, slight coal and metal in the finish. Light to medium bodied, a tad coarse carbonation, some sugariness on the palate. I hate the saccharine, but have to admit that this is still pretty alright flavourwise.
3fourths (8639) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. train rating. moderately creamy texture, overall pretty good for bottled dunkel but of course doesn’t match fresh draft anything. toffee, coffee cake, toast, all there but with an oily butter and metal note. taste some bottle and bottle cap in there.
Hermod (4454) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl can. aroma is sweet, caramel. flavour almost too sweet, Very easy to drink, refreshing if served cold. Medium body.
gunnfryd (12622) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, toffee, prunes. Flavour is sweet, malt, hint of hop, roasted malt, prunes. Medium to thin body. Boring beer.