Benzai (5727) - Oirschot, - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Lightly unclear amber to red color, medium sized beige head that diminishes fairly quickly. Smell and taste malts, caramel, slightly leaves, a bit earthy, lightly sweet, a hint of sugar. Low to medium carbonation, suitable body.
jfb (3147) - GERMANY - NOV 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) pours a hazy deep ruby-amber colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of marzipan, kiwi and dark fruit, quite dusty, with some grainy pale malts and chestnut honey. flavour is mostly grainy pale malts and hazelnuts, very husky, with a hint of earth and caramel in the finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
CanCrusher (400) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - NOV 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,33L. Slightly hazy, amber red colour with soft visible carbonation and small, creamy, light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, milk chocolate, light cappucino, brown sugar and cacao. Taste is a bit acidic at the start, than turns into moderate bitter with cacao note. Watery mouthfeel and light to medium body, but ok dunkel.
KoNrRiI (316) - Århus, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
0.33 bottle. Dark brown color with a reddish tinge, clear, no head at all. Very strong roasted malts aroma, coffee and some chocolate too. Decisive taste of roasted malts coupled with some coffee and butterscotch. Light body, thin texture and fizzy carbonation which hinders the tasting. Finish is medium long at most, again very malty with a touch of smoke. Overall an average beer, starts off nicely and then gradually lets down.
adamnase (117) - Kronoby, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Pours clear brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts and some grassy hops. Taste is mostly malt, caramel, nuts and some grassy hops. Not so bad at all
kingstoni (1155) - FINLAND - SEP 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Hazy light brown color with a thin beige head. Aroma of sweet, roasted malt. Sweet taste, sugary finish with minimal bitterness.
Grima (2000) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2013 Bottle from Sokos, Helsinki, Finland!
Pours dark copper colored with high, off-white creamy head. Smell has lots of roasted malts and nuts, some chocolate in the background. Starts with delicious roasted malts, paired with chocolate, nuts and some toffee. Middle part has roasted malts, chocolate and toffee. Goes into a sweet malty and caramelly finish with some coffee. Really delicious!
PotjeBier (1286) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ In De wildeman. Clear deep red-brown color. Dense off-white head. Aroma’s: not much actually, a bit of wood, cork. Flavor is almost neutral, a bit roasted, lightly sweet. Light bodied. Caramel in the finish. Perhaps this is good right at the source, but this was quite disappointing.
Bierkrug (1968) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Regensburg, Germany. Pours a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is dark roasted malt, nuts and coco. Taste is a run of the same flavors and more. Palate is spicy but still nice.
JK54B (1535) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild hops and malty nose. Pale beige head. Clear dark coppery color. Soft malty mild hopped taste with some syrup and dark fruits. A mild beer. (thanks Antti)
Quack-Duck (7209) - Down South, GERMANY - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Bierzwerg. Hazy brown colour, mid-sized off-white head. Malty base, grainy, lots of caramel and quite a robust character. Very fragrant hops, slightly floral and resiny. Shy touch of yeast detectable. Very fragrant hop character for the style.