thewolf (10531) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ the brewpub.
By far their best beer. Pours a deep mahogany red with a wonderful, creamy, small, beige head. Aroma is pleasantly malty, some grain and good degree of roasted malts. Fine, creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is pleasantly sweet, but never too much. Nice combination of caramel and roasted malts. Hops and roasted malts combine nicely in the finish. Nice.
imdownthepub (9152) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Brewpub. Dark brown with ruby hints. Chocolate, coffee aroma which follows into the beer, a sweet, silky chocolate smoothness. Finishes very sweet unfortunately.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewpub during RBESG08. Very dark brown/ruby. Quite malty, but very drinkable, bit too syrupy on the malt for me, but not overly sweet. I can see that people would like this, but it’s too sweet for me I think. Aroma is good though. Fine.
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Ruby red colour, small beige head. Aroma is malts, yeast and some mild notes of raisins. Flavour is much the same with a bunch of yeasty notes thrown in.
ogivlado (5287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub as Dobřanská Hvězda 14° Tmavý Special.
Dark brown (almost black) coloured, small beige head, light caramel nose. Dry roasted coffee, chocolate and fruity caramel taste with notes of nutts and burnt sugar.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught at the brewpub, on June 28, 2008)
Clear dark brown color, light tan head. Sweet and apple scent. Sweet malty taste. Medium mouthfeel and bitterness.
omhper (18314) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2008 Draught at the brewpub. Very dark brown, lasting beige head. Careful coffee aroma. Medium dry and mediu bodied and clean mouthfeel. Mild and lightly roasty with notes of coffee. Fairly low biterness. Well made, but a bit clean flavourwise.
Marko (3722) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub during RBESG
Poured a very dark, almost black red colour with a small head that went away fast. A light but nice caramelly nose. The taste is caramel again, very creamy. good maltiness, even if it’s a bit light overall. A solid, quality dunkel that’s very drinkable to boot.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the brewpub. Alround rating: Quite a sweet roasty beast with hints of fruit. Just not my style.
ekstedt (4902) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub during RBESG08. Dark brown to black with a red edge and medium beige head. Dark chocolate malt aroma with herbal hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Quite dry with low to moderate bitterness.