rand (1297) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 cl from Amstein in St-Légier (CH). Mahogany beer with plentiful beige foam. Chocolate flavor, toffy and licorice. The taste is similar, bitter-roasted and full, chocolate and vanilla. Notes of toasted malt, candied fruits, pepper, licorice and marc. It spreads out long and drier, with hints of spices.
JPMarat (68) - GREECE - NOV 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great bock beer from the trappist monastery....Full of taste,just a little too sweet,but otherwise a great beer.Little foam and full body as well as a great palate.
gunnar (6717) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle kindly shared by beerpal Ivar. Pours dark amber with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of dark red fruits, plums and caramel and something like aceton. Taste is dark malts, lingering malty aftertaste. Smooth palate.
Quack-Duck (8862) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Bierkoning - Bedankt! Hazy brown colour, large off-white head. Malty base, caramel, woody hints, spicy, with raisins and caramel.
Sigmund (5832) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, kindly shared by my beerpal Ivar. ABV is 7%. Cloudy brown colour, big beige head with an orangey hue. Malty and slightly stale aroma (stale dark fruits). Malty rich flavour, spicy and oaky notes, moderate hops in the finish.
Nickls (2023) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a finger of lightly off-white head on a rich coppery brown, murky hue. Raisins, toffee, and a hint of roasted malt and fruit in the aroma. Dark fruits in the flavor at first, toffee again and some reduced brown sugar, dryish malty finish. Medium to thinner body with snappy, bubbly carbonation. Warming, and tasty. Certainly a solid brew.
borisz (376) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber, reddish colour with a beige head. Malty, caramel sweet aroma with notes of bread and fruit. Malty, light roasted flavor with a fruity sweet note. Light dry and vague roasted finish with hints of alcohol.
Countbeer (5500) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light brown foamy head that disappears slow.
Dark amber brown to almost black beer color.
Smell a mix of dark fruits, sugars, oatmeal, hints of toasted malts and iron.
Taste is light sweet and bit bitter in the beginning and gets more bitter and also dry in the end.
Taste dried dark fruits (prunes), malts, hops, grass, sugars, spices (pepper), toasty and caramel.
Dry and bitter with low carbo.
tdtm82 (1304) - Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half, Keg, The Rake. Opaque black colour with excellent lacing, hoppy aroma, some marzeppan, licorish, sweet roasted malts, leather, rich and vibrant but very grainy and not as drinkable as I had hoped.
Despotis (222) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2011 redish Dark brown colour with brown soft head.Smell raisins .caramel,roasted malts.Taste chocolate, roasted malts,spruce, spices,caramel.Finish, dry ,bitter, metalic,.Soft carbonation.Medium body.