blackisle (1295) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50cl. Clear dark red brown color, good frothy tan head, good retention and lacing; aroma sweet malt, bread, fruit syrup, slightly roasted, butterscotch; taste light sweet, slightly bitter, bit toasted, milky way notes; medium body, oily texture; lightly toasted mild bitter finish. Nice dunkel.
Arrachtas (11) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A malty, bready beer with a distinct Eastern European dark rye note, fresh and warming. Hops in the background, but relatively subdued. In the glass, the beer is a dark mahogany, like a well-aged whisky. Overall, this is a well-balanced, quaffable beer. The taste does a good job of following the aroma; being medium-bodied and sweet, but well-tempered by a hops presence that prevents it from becoming cloying or syrupy. Overall, I’d call it a fairly high-quality dark lager, a style that is not all that common any more these days. It is well-made, and inexpensive.
exeter (470) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong roasted malt flavours with long-lasting and slightly dry hop after taste. Decent body, if a bit light. A relatively flavourful and refreshing interpretation of the style.
deanso (6950) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl Bottle from house of goods, Gouda.
Thick creamy off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Nice drinkable beer. Good for the ABV
Borresteijn (5574) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl Bottle from houseofbeer.nl. Clear dark brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of butterscotch, caramel, berries, hint of watery coffee, iron. Flavour is light-sweet, some Haagse Hopjes, light fruity, hint of coffee, light bitterness. Light-bodied, watery. OK, but not great.
Douberd (3457) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle at home. Poured into a lager glass. ABV 4.7%
Brown coloured with a good sized tan head, thick and creamy, with good retention, leaving heavy lacing around the glass.
Aroma of chocolate, toffee, caramel.
Nice taste, toasted malts, chocolate, light coffee and mocha, a bit of metal, light caramel, fruity notes on the finish. Mildly bitter aftertaste.
Medium thin body, carbonation on the lower side.
Overall pretty good.
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - APR 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 500 ml at Drustvo Prijatelja Piva, Zagreb. Pours brown with off white head. Caramel malty aroma. Roasted malts and caramel flavor. Sweetish.
prairielove (4) - - APR 21, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank out of hefeweizen a glass
Aroma: molasses, wood
Appearance: perfect amount of head but doesn’t linger for long, dark reddish brown colour
Taste: sweet molasses, definitely not a session beer but one tasted really nice. A lot nicer than I expected
Palate: kind of thin but just the right amount of carbonation
Overall: this beer surprised me, dark lager doesn’t describe it well
BeerBoom (151) - POLAND - APR 17, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Medium, beige head. Aroma at the beginning is mostly metalic, but later dark malts and some plums. Low carbonation. In taste sweet, friuty but too much watery.
oh6gdx (23182) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (backlog, thanks Kim N!). Dark amber to copper colour with a small off-white fluffy head. Aroma is caramel malts, mild chocolate and a bunch of ripe sweet fruitiness and some mild toast. Flavour is toasted malts, some ripe sweet fruitiness along with some chocolate and mild caramelly and syrupy notes. Bodied, and not overly sweet.