Lalli (243) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,33 l bottle. Dark ruby red/brown colour. Aroma has hints of roasted malts and vanilla in it. Quite dry finish.
MikeKeller (933) - Kemi, FINLAND - APR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. This spanish dunkel is clear, dark reddish brown with small off-white head. Sweet roasted malty aroma and taste with vanilla. Oily mouthfeel. Medium bodied, quite well balanced. OK.
goozen (3800) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Clear brown/red coloured brew with an slightly sweetbitter taste and some hints of caramel.
altonbrownd (5518) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in Spar in Fuerteventura, Spain. Caramel body. Sweet, corny nose. Taste is a bit malty and medicinal up front. Smoothens out a bit. Lots of licorice in there. Not a great beer, in my opinion. Was hoping more for my only non Lager this week...
stouby (4428) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home.
Clear red-brown with a beige head, leaving some laces. Aroma medium malty (light caramel, roasted, dark sugar). Flavor medium sweet and bitter. Medium body. Nice.
maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from local Yamaya discount store. Interesting pie or cinnamon cookie aroma, some chiles. Coca-Cola brown, thin head w/ no lace. Pleasant roast malt. prunes, some choco. Thin bitterness in final. Thin slick body. w/ fizzy carbonation. Could use a bit more body. Nice enough but not really a standout beer.
Acaro (6) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 7, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: roasty, resin, dough, woody,
Appearance: black, cloudy, brown foam,
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour,
Palate: medium body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter,
Average beer, but very satisfactory. You can have it in almost every supermarket or bar
MaartenRF10 (1857) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown, beige head. Hardly any nose. Nice full-bodied beer with good carbonation. Taste is mostly soft malts. Not very complex, but nice beer to drink.
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Pours dark brown with a big brown head. Smells overall little, abit roasted malt. Tastes roasted malt and bitter with a similar finish.
Wombata (618) - Kobe, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Some Ovaltine malt drink at first, hazel nut, sweet, malty bread, a little burnt molasses.
Palate: Sweet but not cloying.
Flavor: Nutty, sweet, malty bread, molasses, yeast. Finishes a bit drier than it starts with bitter cocoa, molasses and slightly burnt coffee.
Comment: Better than I expected. For me it’s best drunk cold so as to keep the sweetness in check. I liked the evolution of sweet attack to a less sweet finish.