KnutAlbert (6364) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from a Manchester supermarket.
I can see why this type of beer has died out. Sweet malt, lots of sugary flavour, a little burned caramel gives a hint of bitterness, but this is too sickly..
Alphadelic (1880) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep, dark brown with ruby tints where the light forces its way through. Musty beige foams sits sparsely atop it. Heavily malted aromas much like a good sour-dough or rye. Slightly farmy with some dark pruney fruit.
Rich yet not too thick and very fruity. Sweet aftertaste. Quite an interesting and easily drinkable ale.
A little watery but rather smooth all round. Interesting though not what I look for especially. Easy to drink and with good fruity notes. Roasty and red-faced.
mike_77 (3789) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep, dark brown colour. Roasted malt aroma. Rather sweet, malty flavour. Quite full flavoured for a low alcohol beer but overall a tad too sweet.
AsaNewt (113) - blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark and black with almost marmite on the nose. golden syrup and honey sweet. lovely dark notes throughout.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprisingly tasty for its strength, Mann’s is malty with strong caramel flavours and a hint of chocolate. It’s nicely sweet and rather pleasant to drink.
Quack-Duck (8383) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from Costcutter Newton Abbot. Clear brown colour, mid-sized head. Malty nose. Light, flavours of malst (Bayerisch Blockmalz), roasted malt and caramel with some hints of fudge, toffee and licquorice. Very slightly hoppy. Good.
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Looks like coke. No head and smells of sweet malt and tastes of malt. Its flat in appearance and flat in taste but the flavour wasn’t too bad but still ended up pouring it down the sink.
FatPhil (10318) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown, healthy head. Sweet, slightly burnt taste. Soft palate, some vanilla, a little woody. Roasty finish, also sweet. Very drinkable, but too sweet for me to really enjoy, and not hugely exciting.
CH-303 (1578) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown. Little head.
Aroma: Coffee and fruit. Caramel-like toffee.
Taste: Coffee, malt. Toffee. Fruit. Sweet.
Info: 500ml bottle, 22/6-2006, 128/300, 69/500
greenmanalishi (493) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2008
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2008 if only. i wanted to like this, really, but it ain’t up to much. caramel sweetness and lots of fizz, think dragon stout...dont think coffee, roast, cocoa or whatever else you might have expected, instead think a slightly alcoholic version of coke.