downender (6200) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Landbierparadies, Nurnberg 10/11/07. Reddish-amber with a big off-white head and slight carbonation. Caramel malt aroma. Flavour of dough with a dusting of chocolate, and some cinnamon with a short dry finish. Good.
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Edinburgh.
Powerful, malty beer, you feel they have squeezed all the goodness out of the grain here. This is as home made as the label!
Freshly baked bread, a little yeast, a bitterness that’s not very pronounced, but it does its job.
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to erlangernick in trade, dark red orange color with lacy foam, aroma is honey, grits, bread fruit, flavor of honey, malty bread, kumquats, metallic
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sample at Chriso’s Pre GBBF tasting. caramel colored pour. toffee flavor dominates. Extremely malty, Caramel/ sweet maltiness. OK, missed breadiness of many martens
jonas (5615) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bready roast, light fruit, bitter notes. Chestnut, off-white layer. Nutty, light choclaty start, fruits and berries, honey sweetness. Full chewy, body weakens a little towards the finish. Flavourfull and moreish. Roasted almonds in the aftertaste.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the alison arms at home. Aroma is malty, ameber ale almost, bready biscuity, richer malts, grassy hops backing. Taste is also malt based, quite sweet, very drinkable and very appealing indeed.
Miksu (4947) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle, thanks Timo A! Amber color. Sweet mellow nutty aroma. Sweet nutty and worty flavor, fresh malt taste. Simple, yet fresh malty taste.
kappldav123 (4807) - GERMANY - JAN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bottle looks simple, but good. The beer in the glass is a bit darker than exspected, nice head. Starts soft-malty, roasty in the background without being too much. Some fruity notes of plum, caramell notes, also some coffee. Well balanced finish. I really liked it!
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee and sugar. Flavour is caramel, toffee, light druit and light grass.
jackl (4560) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. Pours deep amber with a small white head. The nose is cherries, toffee malts. Some brown bread and spicy fruits. The taste is more of the same. Big malty fruit presence, some hints of cocoa, too. Flavorful. Medium body. Good.