MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Not bad. Still not sure about German dunkels. Candy sugar and vanilla in the nose. Wonderful looks. Deep mahogany brown colour with a thin but well lasting head leaving spotty lacing. Creamy flavour. Chocolate hints and a stout like coffeeness about it.
Rune (6941) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle shared with Finn in the biergarten at Viktualienmarkt, München. Clear ruby brown with a filmy layer. Sweet malts dominate the vague smell. Roasted, but not burnt malt in flavour plus sweet toasty notes. Maybe a bit too sweet. Medium bodied (18.06.2007)
DruncanVeasey (6640) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vom fass, at the Paulaner pub down by the Weser in Bremen. Dave says, ’sweet tarmac nose’. Sprinkle of Dry Roasted. Watery Westy nuts n’ choc, hazelnut and cookieish softness creeping in at the end. Liquorice? Gentle, but good.
kevnic2008 (6630) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with an off white head. Caramel aroma. Sweet caramel taste with chocolate as well.
shrubber85 (6515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Coffee malt aroma. Dark brown color - moderate head. Nice coffee malt flavor to match the aroma - just a bit on the weak side but otherwise very nice.
Skinnyviking (6240) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. High off-white creamy and long lasting head. Hazy brown body with a lot of yeast sediments. Sweet fruity and yet spicy malt aroma. Sweet caramel limonade like flavo, round and without bitterness and little carbonation.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Red brown colour with a big tan head. Sweet malty, dark fruits aroma and taste, caramel. Medium body and a sweet finish.
Hansen (5980) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown and clear. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Malty aroma, flour, and toasted. Flavor is moderate sweet, more toasted notes, faint syrup. Creamy texture and soft carbonation.
larsga (5821) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big beige head subsides slowly. Dark red barely translucent body with carbonation. Clean malty fruity aroma with papery wild berry notes and light roasty licorice. Harmonic and nice, but a bit faint. Sweet-dry earthy licorice taste with papery wild berry notes and a slightly perfumy character. Mouthfeel is clean, soft, and smooth. Mid-to-full body. Dry roasty licorice aftertaste with peppery wild berry notes. Very nice! (0.5l bottle, Rewe supermarket, München.)
Svesse (5714) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Draught at Paulaner’s im Spreebogen, Berlin, 20 July 2010) Dark reddish brown colour with brief, beige head. Malty, slightly roasted nose with notes of dark bread and raisins. Malty, toasty taste with dark fruit, dark bread and a mild spicy bitterness. Medium body, fairly sweet. Decent but a tad boring.