Hergee (35) - Hasselt, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark orange, maybe brown. The aroma and taste are sweet, with no bitterness. Medium body
DuffMan (8000) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
@restaurant Nolle in Berlin. Dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of dark caramel, a little metal. Clean palate of dark caramel, light burnt toast. Finish is clean and dry.
Lanchester (189) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at a cafe in Berlin. Pours deep brown with a pillowy, dimpled, off-white head. Fairly presence burnt aroma, a little wheat, and a slight metallic undertone. Mild nutty roastiness up front follows through to a clean and slightly grainy finish. Light on the palate with prominent carbonation. An easy drinking dark beer, although I’ve had better versions of the style.
EithCubes (5242) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nose is sweet and inky, not roasty but has a bit of rubbery dirtiness. Dark dirty brown with a tan/light-brown creamy head. Lightly bittersweet taste with just a touch of astringency, feel is tongue-cleansing and a little rubbery, medium-lightish body has notes of cocoa and very faint ash, not really any chocolate or berry. Low acidity. Enjoyed it enough, but not a sparkling example of style.
Koelschtrinker (12676) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Röstmalziger Antrunk, deutlich herb. Bitter und etwas ölig werdend, weiter trocken toastartig röstmalzig. Im Mittelteil ist das Bier insgesamt milder und besinnt sich auf mildere Röstnoten, die aber völlig ausreichen. Dabei sehr leicht hopfig, die Trockenheit bleibt. Zum Ende bitterer, vollmundiger. Süffig! 9/9/9/9/8/9
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2011
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Alt-Berliner Biersalon. Pours a dark dark almost black body with a thin red hue and a small everlasting off-white head leaving lacings. Nose is extreme low - almost non excising but if I look deep i can perhaps sense some hints of licorice and burned malts but thats more of a guess. Low carbonation quite thin-bodied. Tastes are dominated by black currants, caramel with a thin and bitter finish. Not to exciting, but not bad.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Zur Letzten Instanz in Berlin. Nice looking brew, coveted it from across the room. Dark brown with a garnet hue and a stable tan head. Metallic aroma. Flavors also metallic but drinkable and dry. Nice dry and toasty character and a sweet finish. After visiting a string of bad brewpubs, this was the best beer of the day.
liinis (1720) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
some bitterness,surprising toastiness like just made popcorn. a little sweet espresso. black in colour adn a beige head. quite good
Camons (7634) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours dark reddish brown with a white head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, caramel, grainy hops and some sweet fruit. Medium body. 190111
Rasmus40 (13912) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is malty, caramel and a little roasted malt. Flavor is medium sweet and the finish is a little dry og roasted. Body is medium. 190111