EithCubes (4419) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m a big fan of Hoffmann and am hoping this bottle (by 09.02.12) is extra special. Nose of caramel and roasted malt, nutty with lush dark undercurrents and even some hops. Pours a gorgeous, only slightly see-through chestnut with a sudsy tan head. Taste is sweet. Prickly soft carbonation, faint acidity, light, thinnish body but with a warm nutty malt finish and aftertaste, no astringency in the subtle and balancing bitterness. Clean and fresh, caramel is under control and married to slight earthy and herbal tones. Not exceptional, but well made and enjoyed. Sköne Oke! Sköne Oke!
Marko (3724) - Split, CROATIA - SEP 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another one courtesy of ogivlado (thanks!). Poured a slightly pale brown, bronzey colour. Honeyish soft malty nose. Honeyish light slightly sweet taste, quite nice, light tart fruity hopiness (green fruit), sligthly herbal, but no bitterness. Some unfortunate fishy notes show up too. Interesting, not great but ok.
Cuso (3392) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from brewery. Dark amber color with huge white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, some fruity hints. Taste, caramel, coffee, notes of red fruit. Bittersweet finish. Drinkable.
downender (5657) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chestnut coloured with a decent off-white head. Nutty, slightly roasty aroma with a bready edge. Flavour was malty, avoiding excessive sweetness, with some hazelnuts and dryish finish. Very good.
Loineshawn (3011) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap from oak barrel at mahrs. doughy, creamy, touch of green raisins. not terribly complex, but clean. good. little in the way of hops.
jaghana (3295) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 50cl from Bierzweig.com. A clear red-brown beer with medium head and good lacing. Nose is bread and grapes like. Aroma is dry on toasted and dark chocolate malt, body is a bit watery but whole aroma is nice with prune and dry grapes notes. Superb aftertaste on dry grapes and bitter dark chocolate, caramel and hops bitterness, nice dunkel; finish is very dry and bitter.
mile (2465) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber, small and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and caramel sweetish aroma, some bread, faint roasted malt. Body is medium, malty and caramel sweetish flavor, some bread. Finish is short to average, malty and lightly sweetish, faint roasted malt. Sweetish dunkel, nothing special.
Koelschtrinker (9517) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Im malzigen Antrunk sind wässrige Nuancen erkennbar, die erst später mit Karamellnoten gefüllt werden. Dazu leicht herb, frisch, ausgewogen. Im Mittelteil würziger, das Karamellaroma breitet sich auf geringem Niveau aus. Zum Ende leicht schokoladig. Nett. 7/10/11/11/12/11
TBone (11359) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 500ml (Naamat, BB 03/2011?)
Dark ruby color, small off-white head. Grassy, toasted, a bit toasted caramelly aroma with hints of cocoa. Medium-bodied. Chocolate, caramel, yeast - kind of unclean but not unpleasant feeling. Soft palate. Different, but tasty dunkel.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear deep amber with an off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, stale coffee, sweet caramel. Flavor is similar. Thin bodied. Okay.