voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown with a tan head. Strong Rye bread aroma, a bit of earth, toffee and a burned toastedness. Kind of feels a bit stale, like cold coffee and burned toast with butter. Medium body, not much bitterness lends to the smoothness of the mouthful and lets the bready malt character shine nicely. A soft cocoa and herbal flavour comes through lightly. The finish is bready and a touch sweet. A really nice vienna, better in the flavour and body than the aroma.
Dredd (681) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice aroma on this, reminiscent of a Newcastle brown style ale of coffee, burnt toffee and caramel. Appearance is a but lackluster with a very flat pour and sudsy head that disappears very quickly. Flavour is ok, kind of thin body and a real hole in the profile with some cardboard in it amongst the dark malt elements. The finish is a bit grainy chocolate. Good but i wonder if there is something lost in the journey from the UK to Australia.
renffisch (722) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
draught half @ the greenwich union.dark brown colour lacy white head. overly yeasty, very malty with heavy roast cereal notes, a bit like burnt cornflakes. not mine but well made.
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(33 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg) On April 23, 2008. Dark copper color, small white head. Stale sweet lager scent, also a bit fruity. Bitter, buttery, grainy, dry taste. Medium to full mouthfeel. Medium bitterness. Quite boring. I feel like the guy on the label, rather plain and bored, when drinking this.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Mes rate: Keg at the Market Porter.
Dark amber brown with a thin white head. Big sweet caramel malt and a none too great tobacco finish. Very dull, Meantime can do a lot better than this.
altonbrownd (4586) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at The Howard hotel, London. Dark brown colour. Caramel and slight chocolate taste. Rusty malty flavours. Watery. A different type of Vienna.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Greenwich Union, Greenwich, London SE10, UK. Clear medium red brown color with a average to large, frothy / creamy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration. (Malt bitternes) Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (301207)
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Brown and quite clear. Slightly fruity and left no lacing.Pleasant but average.
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium beige head. Deep dark red body. Sweet malty licorice aroma. Dry-sweet delicate roasty licorice malt taste with fruity notes. Very clear, distinct roasty notes in the taste, these are really what makes the beer. Sweet roasty malt aftertaste. (0.5pt draft at Greenwich Union.)
leaparsons (7713) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very dark red and brown with a small head. Aromas are sweet mollasses and chocolate with roast coffee. Lightly herbal. Flavours are sweet chocolate and caramel with herbal notes and some metal. Dry and bitter on the finish.