McTapps (4574) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours out of the bottle in a clear golden colour with creamy steady head and smooth body. Nose of hops and soap. Taste of mild hops, light barley, grains, flowers, hay and piment. Light hints of soap, but actually quite nice and tasty. Nothing spectacular, but just nice drinkable.
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty bready caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel bready flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.
Stefano (1886) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown coloured beer with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee and some faint hops. Light to medium palate. Watery finish.
k0mpsa (1353) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Dark brown, almost black color, smooth white head. Roasty, smoky, bread, corn. Quite light body, roasted, some smoke, corn.
Nordcore (1053) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 cl. Black with a medium lightbrown head. Roasted malty aroma with chocolate and dark fruits sence. Sweet taste with a shorth choco ending, medium body.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soft malty smokey nose with some coffee notes. Large pale beige head. Clear dark black reddish color. Soft malty and slightly smokey taste with some coffee notes. Some syrup too. Mild hoppiness.
AshtonMcCobb (2924) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle thanks to onkelgobber. Pours a chestnut or dark honey colour with a nicely proportioned head. The nose has smokey/earthy/malty notes. The taste is smokey like charcoal, running into a burnt sugar note on the end. The palate is medium bodied and textured with a good length. Overall, a good beer that grows on me.
fantti (731) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kaatuu lasiin colanruskeana ja kirkkaana, vaahdon ollessa runsas, isokuplainen ja likaisen valkoinen. Haju on valtavan hapan, limppuinen, maitoinen ja paahteinen sekä hieman käyneen hedelmäinen. Maku on happaman maitoinen, limppuinen, maltainen, mausteinen ja hennon hedelmäinen. Suutuntuma on keskitäyteläinen ja tasaisen täyttävä. Kokonaisuutena hauskan makuinen olut, josta ei pullon alkuvaiheessa osaa sanoa, mitä mieltä tästä pitäisi olla.
Oakrock (114) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance, sound and foam promise a lot and it does wont let you down. Rich, fresh, acid - slightly citrus, although a bit light. Balanced taste. Perfect friend to summer sauna and smoked sausage.
Cantabrian (880) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Forget the Schwarzbier style. Badebier = Bath Beer. Well, I guess this is supposed to be a beer in which you can bathe. There’s no explanation on the label, but I do like the idea of bathing in it. It says it’s “the original”, which pretty much sets the standard, so I have nothing to compare with. If it is medicinal, I do not get much of an elixir or tonic in it. No salts, iodines, sulphurs or minerals. And thanks God there’s no flavours of fish liver oil. It is neither a floral bath. So what do we get? Sweet malts, a bit of roast, honeys, Port, freashly baked bread, muesli, pumpernickel, and a suggestion of plums that have seen a banana at least once in their lives. Chocolate, smoke. Woody, grassy, hayish, but let me be clear: it’s dry wood and dry hay. This is still lacking more fruitiness, which would give it the right flare, the freshness that that could make it a great drinking beer. As for a bathing beer, we must use the wizards’ (Gandalf’s) rationale: this is exactly how it should be. Must be exhilarating.