Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from store in Hanoi. Murky deep brown, opaque with scant head. Yeasty aroma is candy sugar, Belgian-influenced, dark sugars, chocolate-covered berries, cake. Easy palate is prickly at first but not high carbonation. Finish is abrupt. Thin, minerally, and dry. Flavors are not as complex as the aromas let on, it’s not a sophisticated brew but it is nice, has dry cocoa flavors.
mjs (5130) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at HBF2013) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had roasted malts and molasses. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, molasses, sweetness, grass and bitterness. Afteraste was sweet and bitter. A decent dunkel.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 l bottle, thanks hanniku and Antti! Dark brown color. Aromas of cocoa, roasted nuts and licorice. Very nutty taste with cocoa, licorice and old coffee. Medium body. OK softly roasty beer.
JPDIPSO (4993) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Such a mild little "pop" of the cork, I was surprised to see a few bubbles about to come out of the bottle. Brown color with a lovely hue of purple on the edges when held to the light. Tall, near rocky beige head. Aromas heavy with heavily caramelized malt. Hints of molasses, grass and roasted malt. Has some heft in the body, but that is quickly lost with very lively carbonation. Actually quite dry in flavor with only hints of pale malt and light fruit. Bits of herbal hops in the middle. LIght roasted malt in the finish along with some black malt acidity. A bit of roasted malt in the linger.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml Bottle: Aroma of roasted malt, light chocolate, slight caramel, and Earthy hops. Poured brown in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of roasted malt and light chocolate. Medium body. Lightly dry, slightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Roasted malt and chocolate finish. One-dimensional and boring.
presario (4840) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Attractive tea-amber colour with lasting head. Grain yeast and hop aroma. Interesting herbal yeast flavour with some grain and hop. Somewhat thin and airy. Hard to place as a dark lager.
skortila (4804) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Moa, Blenheim. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is roasty, bit fruity. Cloudy, orange-brown coloured with an off-white head. The taste is light bitter, bit dusty, roasted, bit citric.
CapFlu (4733) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(750ml bottle) Purchased at Hillside. Pours a brown, creamy head atop a black body. Nose of nothing. Very highly carbonated and slightly sour. Not terribly complex and somewhat disappointing for this brewery.
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Patrickctenchi (4627) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a huge, thick, dark tan head.
Chocolate, raspberry aroma.
Chocolate, roast coffee, dark fruit/berry flavours.
Increasing roastiness to an almost smoky finish.
Light, but very good.
reebtogi (4621) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml corked bottle pours a dark brown color with a 2 finger beige head that retains well and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild chocolate with some grass and grains. Taste is a grassy hop bitterness with a light chocolate malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Average at best for the style. Definitely, not one of my favorites.