Rune (9308) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice, deep mahogany body colour. Malt-grainy aroma. Dark malts in flavour, slightly roasted, added by liquorice and candy sweetness that is not too dominating. Just a dash of dry hops in the finish. One-third pint, 5.2% abv, draught from the German Bar, GBBF 04.08.2009.
travita (4415) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is caramel, corn, malts, cereral, grains, and sort of weird like tameles. The taste is malts, cereal, cornmeal. The look is clear, light brown and has a white head.
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Brown in color with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of burnt caramel, toffee, and candy. Taste is of caramel burnt toast, toffee, and grain.
bu11zeye (12256) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(500ml bottle, 5.2% verison) Pours a brown body with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of vanilla, maple syrup, raisins, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, light burnt bread, caramel, and plum.
oh6gdx (22531) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Barrel@GBBF2009. Deep amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel malts, some mild sweet wooden notes as well as some slight smoked wet wooden notes. Flavour is quite much the same along with a slight touch of cooked vegetables.
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(500ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) Pours a chocolate brown with decent bubbles and great lacing. Nose is alcoholic, unsweetened chocolate and odd egg aroma. Taste needs sweetness to match the heavy grains, smoke lingers on this one. Body is oily in a good way though.
Oakes (13536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown. The aroma is towards the chewy, molassesy side of things. Good molassesy character. Fairly full body. Toasty finish almost has the harsh roast associated with some foreign stouts or macro darks. But it’s not bad.
TBone (14160) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark nut brown color, small beige head. Caramel, rain water and some diacetyl in the nose. Very sweet, toffee-chocolaty flavor, also kind of saccarine sweetness here. Aftertaste brings some hops.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Annafest. Nearly black with lasting cap and scant lace. Sweet molasses and dark date sugars in the aroma. Smooth, quaffable medium body has nice drinkability. Great amount of sweetness to balance a strong mineral flavor and some bitterness too. Very earthy with some toasted wood flavors.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured dark brown with a white head. aroma of malt, grains, and dark fruit. flavor was caramel malt, toasted grains, and bitter grass.