omhper (20718) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
<i>Bottled. </i> Dark brown, rich firm head. Aroma of coffee and caramel. Sweet and medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Caramelly salty finish.
zvikar (3963) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap, Dark reddish liquid with creamy head, aroma of malt and high sweetness, flavors of coffee and milk with sweet (maybe too sweet) aftertaste, Impressive beer.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle at Skallerup Klit. Brown reddish color with a nice beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and sweetness. Flavor is roasted and caramel malt - sweet. Nice, but a bit thin and watery.
ComradeK (1067) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad. Highly drinkable - it goes down very easy. It has a low alcohol content of 3.8%, but doesn’t taste watery like many similar strength brews. Rather, the flavour is allowed to shine without too much alcoholic influence. A little bit sweet, but with a pleasantly dark and malty follow-through. All in all a very good beer.
FatPhil (10324) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep reddy brown, bready head. Smell is a bit metallic. Quite watery palate, but a decent enough burnt maltiness to it. Very restrained hops. A little sweet, but some samples we’ve had have been very sweet - quality control’s not their strong point. Quite drinkable, but not very exciting.
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Black coloured, semithick light brown head. Aroma is mild with sweet roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts, somewhat watery. Some btiterness at the end.
downender (6803) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml on tap in a bar in Prague. Near black in colour with reddish tones and a foamy tan head. Caramel and toffee aroma. Flavour was very sweet, with a touch of fruit and milk chocolate and demerara sugar in the finish. Ok.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught. An almost black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of caramel sweet, malty and a little hop. The taste of caramel sweet, a little chocolate but watery. As aftertaste the caramel sweetness stays for a while.
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - OCT 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Reddish brown colour with a tan head. Sweet malty aroma. The flavour is sweet, roasted malt. Slightly bitter finish. Light to medium-bodied and easy to drink.
Muggus69 (1411) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle. Muted nose packed with malt; particular roasted nuttiness about it, some caramel sweetness, dark chocolate and a subtle woody vinous fruitiness lingering in the background.
Pours a nice deep bronze body highlighted with red. Offwhite medium head leaves solid lace.
Moderate carbonation, the palate isn’t too lengthy but it has a good malt stickiness that lends the body a bit of extra fullness than you’d expect from the abv.
Plenty of malt on the body, quite sweet overall; chocolate, cereal, caramel, brown sugar, cola, some dried fruit and woodiness. Finish is drying with a slight gritty bitterness.
Nice, simple, easy, flavoursome dark lager, bit on the sweet side.