reakt (950) - 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.
N3lson1 (186) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from pint glass poured from a large bottle. Delicious. Nice beautiful black color low carbonation with a nice beige thick head. Nice malty aromas and taste. Delicious.
BelgianBeerGal (3190) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at the brewery which is cool because the actual chunks of granite are outside. Dark brown pour. Light aroma of chocolate malt. Nice flavor of coffee and darker roasted malt. Nice.
Chadski4 (113) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toffee nose backed with a light smokiness. Little head retention or lacing from a bottle pour. Nice flavors of caramel and coffee with a hint of booziness. Flavor is long lasting.
ansjelaah (1374) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @midlaren with dutchdrebus. Brown red color with a beige head. Smells sweet, ranja, malts. Tastes brown sugar, fruity, malts.
Torrefacto (547) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caoba oscuro con espuma beige densa y cremosa. Aromas de frutos rojos, toffee y tostados. Cuerpo ligero, con inicio dulce y afrutado, al que sigue un toque achocolatado que se une a un suave amargor final. Muy rica,
conway (1429) - - AUG 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark cola with a thick tan head. Aroma is smoky and roasty. Taste adds some fruity and lactic notes. Medium mouthfeel and finish. Decent.
arnold931 (545) - Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nose is caramel. Taste is caramel as well as burnt caramel and smoke. Also some of the normal lager bite.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Tap] Very dark brown to nearly black pour. About a half inch of dense brown head. Aromas of semi-sweet chocolate, mild anise and light smoke. Taste is of rich caramel malts, caramelized sugars, cocoa powder, light smoke and licorice. Solid body. Creamy and coating mouthfeel. Good stuff.
jrodooo5 (1016) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fairly average dark brown pour w/ a thin tan head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is of slightly sweet malt. The taste is primarily malty w/ a little bit of bitterness left on the palate. The body is kind of thin & I’m surprised that this weighs in at 6.5% because it is easily drinkable!
williamstome (889) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep orange-brown pour with great foamy head. Aroma is coffee, toffee, earth, light fruit notes. Roasty coffee malt flavor with sweet bubblegum notes.