ciocanelu (1073) - Timisoara, - APR 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Light brown color with nice off-white head that leaves some lacing.
Smell is dominated by roasted malts.
Taste follows the aroma. Just malt, no hop character.
Soft body with just the right amount of carbonation.
Overall this was a decent beer. Highly drinkable.
GhostS (18) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 19, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle // poor aroma, old wooden barrel, dumpy and slightly rotten - caramelized malt, stale grains, slightly caramelized sugar, herbs about rotting. medium taste - caramel, without sweetness, stale brown bread, some bitter herbs in the final. light body, medium acidity and carbonization.
Marduk (6018) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 8, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle (thanks dnicolasceu). Slightly hazy dark chestnut color. Tiny size, off-white head, stays. Metallic, sweet, caramel, copper in aroma. Caramel, roast, sweet, papery taste. Horrible dry papery and dusty hop extract in aftertaste. Messy. Nope.
FatPhil (13313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle - thanks dnicolaescu!
Very sweet caramelly dark malt, almost kvassy aroma, quite nutty and papery, Can’t see a BB date, but this smells and tastes quite old. Prod 07/05/16 - so this is young. In that case I like it more, because this level of nuttiness is hard to find. Taste I’ve pretty much covered. Finish is very very dry, might be too dry for some, but this is just right for me.
artemb (600) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 20, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Look: clear dark red with sparkling short living white head.
Aroma: caramel, light grassy hops.
Taste: light to moderate-light sweetness balanced with hoppy bitterness.
Flavour; roasted, caramel, sweet dark dried fruits, spicy and grassy hops.
Less sweet caramel finish.
Grumbo (1199) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle received via trade with Dorin. Poured a light brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel and some dark fruit. Light bitterness, medium sweetness. Soft carbonation, slightly oily texture, medium body. Pretty decent beer.
Nisse666 (6046) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle many thx to dnicolaescu cons 2015-12-03 Göteborg
AR: bready, dark bread syrup, melas
AP: amber clear, high frothy dark carsmel foam
F: dry, wee watery, rustic bready, dark bread syrup, short finish, bitternees +, wee nutty.
Bov (11768) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 5, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
courtesy of Dorin - light hazy amber beer under a solid creamy beige foam; light earthy aroma with metallic and sourish notes; sourish palate, moderate malt body, short earthy and gently caramelish aftertaste - bad and very surely past its prime
Cunningham (6777) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice deep nutty color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing. Coffee, candy and caramel aroma. Medium body. Unusual good for a beer at 4.3%. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Average carbonation. Nice rich flavor with coffee, vanilla, caramel and toffee. Nice one Moldova.
[Bottle from a trade with dnicolaescu]
YantarCoast (876) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from dnicolaescu. Pours dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma of prunes, butter and sweet caramel. Taste is caramel, prunes. Finish is medium bitter. Nice one.
sharkydodson (1089) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
my thanks to Dorin for this beer... the aroma is caramel with hints of toast and sunflower seeds... the taste of caramel and roasted malt with shades of toast and nuts... smooth sweet and spicy aftertaste...