reakt (949) - Greater London, - JAN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, shared with MesandSim and suesbeerblog.
Pours a russet brown with a thin but lasting beige head, not quite the pale golden lager I was expecting. Has a sweet and malty nose, slightly earthy. Taste is similar, grainy, nutty, toasty malts and some caramel sweetness, kinda reminded me of a Belgian dubbel in a way. There’s a smokey, mineral element which one can only assume is a result of the unique brewing process, or possibly a little peated malt added for effect? None the less, it does the job. Ends with a subtle hoppage in the finish but falls a bit thin on the palate for my liking, however, that’s just me being picky. Tomme always does the business and I’ve enjoyed everything, including the ’Spoons colabs, from Tanya Cornett so far so my hat’s off to the both of ya for this intriguing brew.
leaparsons (8701) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of Mr Gretton. Dark red brown with a large pillowing foam. Aromas are cookie dough malts with nutty cocoa powder and light coffee. Yeasty with hints of cherry cola. Bready yeast with raisins and a woody, mineral character. Flavours are toasted dark toffee malts with earthy, nutty notes. Raisin fruitiness with dark cherries and chocolate. Nutty and roasted on the finish. Good.
wlajwl (4417) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is malts, toffee and mildly smoky. The flavor is malts/dark malts, mildly smoky, a mineral/metallic hint and a sweet/slightly sour finish.
GRM (3231) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2015 Sample, brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, savoured in October 2014; eye: dark brown, opaque, tiny ring of brown head, no lacing; nose: malt, light acridness, light burnt, light caramel; mouth: malt, light acridness, light burnt, light caramel, finale in malt with presence of acridness, medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, savourée en octobre 2014; œil : brun foncé, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, légère âcreté, léger brûlé, léger fumé, léger caramel; bouche : malt, légère âcreté, léger brûlé, léger fumé, léger caramel, finale en malt avec légère présence d’âcreté, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien
PhatB420 (716) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into a glass. Pours a deep and dirty mud brown mixture with no clarity. Huge frothy medium white brown head, extensive lacing, retains well. Aroma of coffee, cherry, brown malts, a relaxed vibe to the nose, some choco, and velvet frosting, a small booze kick mixed in. Taste of a solid brown lager, just fluid with an easy going lager kick, grass, some soft citrus tones, carbonation is perfect and adds to the relaxed vibe. Abv settles in accordingly, I wish this was more readily available, like in six packs, a nice beer here, perfect lager.
rdixon77 (1433) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Cool beer. Light brown color. Sweet, smoky, with almost chocolate and coffee tones. Mild bitterness and medium bodied. Good balance and drinkable.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep brown with red tint. Quickly disappearing head. Slight smokey sweet taste. As well as Carmel notes
Ontape (448) - Valley Village, California, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, also taster at LA/PB. Aroma is smoky plus dark malts. Obviously not your average lager. Taste could fairly be described as stout x lager -- you get the choco and coffee notes up front with a clean finish. If "stout lager" sounds good to you, drink this. Sorry to be so basic.
StilleStorm (1016) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWF; Bottle at Cardinal. Pours dark brown with moderate lasting, bobble, frothy, lacing tan head. Nose is heavy malt, bread, moderate chocolate and coffee, light grass and citrus. Taste is moderate sweet, spicy and light bitter with a moderate finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is flat.
50belair (2863) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark brown pour with a light brown head. Enticing malt aromas. Lots roasted malts, but not bitter or overly roasted, with caramel and chocolate undertones. Great body and mouthfeel. A fantastic Dunkel. Coffee.
BVery (7597) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Binny’s in Bloomingdale, IL. Dark cola pour that looks a bit dense, and a nice frothy head. Good looking beer. Aroma is a bit of raisin and tea. Fuller palate, slight bitterness. This is pretty darn good.