Grima (2035) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a bright ruby red beer with a huge creamy head. Smells malty sweet, slightly earthy in the background. Starts pronounced malty, slightly roasty, pleasantly sour in the background, which is perfectly complemented with the yeast. The finish shows very roasted malty, full-bodied, slightly bitter, with a subtle smokiness.
kappldav123 (4582) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass zippy, dark, almost black, nice head. Starts mild, modest malty-dry, not too roasty. More and more malty with hints of chocolate. Finish well balanced, quite drinkable. Nice!
kiwianer (3315) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap/ The head is robust, the color red-brown. It tastes special, hoppy, barley, dark malty. Ok 12/11/10/11/-/11
lusikka (5330) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber colour with a white head. Aroma of bread, lingonberry pie, roastiness and hay. Flavour of strong roasty malts, lingonberry pie, straw and bread. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a bready, malty, berryish finish. Decent.
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swingtop bottle 33 cl. Cloudy dark amber with an off-white head. Aromas of yeast, nutty, fruity and some chocolate. Tastes sweet, bitterish, salty, chocolate and roasted malt. Salty, fruity, dry finish. Thin bodied, maybe a bit watery palate. Fairly complex beer.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a clear amber with a creamy off-white head leaving some lacework. Sweet roasted malt in the nose. Medium body, roasted malt and a little pumpernickel. Has a vague tartness underneath. Subdued bitterness. 030410
omhper (18949) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Cloudy mahogany colour, near no head. Nutty cherry aroma. Sweet and light bodied. Lightly roasty with some biscuity malt. Fairly clean mouthfeel. Salty finish.
bierkoning (9822) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, bought @ the brewery. Malty, slightly roasty flavor with licorice, pear, caramel and yeasty notes. Very flavorful brew.
TBone (11892) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 Bottled flip top (BB 06/2009)
Ruby brown color, big cloudy beige head. Barnyardish, licorice malty, a bit tart aroma. A bit watery. Licorice, grassy hops, caramel malts. Not the most usual German dunkel.
kevnic2008 (7088) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are malt, caramel, nuts and hops.