BlackHaddock (4563) - Shropshire, - NOV 16, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tall flip-top bottle: best before 15 Dec 2012. Poured (three times) into one of my Hannen Alt glasses @ home during a random tasting evening on 16 Nov 2012.
Looks reminded me of a cola with a head that stayed longer than normal: certainly that colour anyway.
Poor nose: just weak malt notes and an earthy whiff.
The taste is also on the weak side: mildly malty but no depth or ’umph’ to the brew at all, a big disappointment to be honest. Maybe it’s better fresh or on-tap, but I doubt it. The beer did seem to grow on me a little as I got used to its flavours, there was some bitterness to be found along with those malts mentioned earlier but it still didn’t cut the mustard as a good Alt in my eyes.
gyllenbock (5376) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brewpub.
Clear amber with a creamy head. Aroma and taste of malt, toffee, some fruit. Also some nuts and grain. The finish was light bitter and fairly dry.
Cunningham (5247) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep nutty color with a big tan head. Nice lacing. Malty, nutty and mild herbal aroma. Medium body. Moderate sweet and an ok bitterness. Herbal, rich caramel malty, fruity and herbal. Quite ok beer that was destroyed by a really heavy carbonation.
[Bottle from a trade with McTapps]
Werckmeister (535) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle shared by Gurthnar, thanks. redish/brown, light hazy color, small white head. smells of black currant, light sweet, pear. medium body, taste wheat, banana, light sour, cassis, sweet.
Gurthnar (2619) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle by McTapps, thanks! Aroma malty, toasted, light traditional yeasty. Clear brown colour. balanced yeasty-malty taste, light sourish twang. Overall enjoyable alt, true to style.
Cuso (5576) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle kindly shared by Gurthar. Brown color with medium off-white head. Sour aroma with solvent. Sweet caramel malt in taste with coffee.
Dohny (298) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 30, 2015
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear brown color with white head. Aroma of cloves and phenolic of yeast. Medium body, average carbonation. Sweet beginning. Sweetness also in aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MisoW (2098) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 30, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours brown color, white head. Aroma is malty, bit sourish, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, malty, grapes, caramel.
jfb (4417) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 28, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(draught) clear deep ruby colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of heavy toffee and roasted malts, slightly buttery, with a hint of red grapes and liquorice. flavour is mostly the same, heavy toffee and raisins, with some big notes of herbal hops, more toasted malts, some sugar icing and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
lusikka (6773) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Tap-House, Munich. Pours a dark brown colour with a small thick foamy head. Aroma of dark berries, mild sourness and toasted malts. Flavour of sweet malts, pungent grassy bitterness, berries and some earthiness. Light bodied and quite high carbonation. Decent. Not at it’s best perhaps.
Beerhunter111 (9593) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein klares dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch angenehm röstmalzig, Karamell, hopfig, würzig. Geschmack schokoladig mit ausgeprägter Hopfennote, grasig, minimal metallisch, im Mittelteil reife Früchte, Karamell, hopfig würzig im Abgang, lecker!