Marko (4969) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Albert hypermarket in Chodov, Prague I guess, shared with heavy.
Hmm poured a deep red going black body with a small-medium beige head. Oily malty nose, sweet, dried figs, maybe a little alcohol, roasty. Eh. A very sweet, sugary almost taste ending with oily alcohol, reminiscent of a mead even for a seconds. Chewy maltiness, very light roast. Dried figs again... ooof... warming. Started off badly but improved in the end as it warmed, hopping from 2.4 to 2.9. Not as subtle or complex like the best but has its own merits.
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had it sold as a Baltic porter, so I was a bit surprised. It was transparent, of a mahogany-like colour with small, partially lasting head. Tasted, indeed, like a very strong doppelbock, with nice sweet finish. Alcohol is palatable, but well hidden overall.
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber of color with a beige head. An aroma of apples, fruits and sweets. A flavor of fruits, apples and caramel.
danielyabu (1549) - Uniăo da Vitória, BRAZIL - SEP 27, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Frothy, large, light brown head. Excellent lacing. Flat, thick, dark brown body. Mostly diminishing longevity. Aroma: caramel, dried fruits, heavy toasted malt, brown sugar. IF: heavy sweetness light bitterness. FF: heavy sweetness, moderate bitterness. Long duration. Palate: oily texture, medium carbonation, medium body and moderate alcoholic and metallic finish. Dulçor de Malzbier, forte presença de álcool, aquecimento alcoolico. Enjoativa. 8s
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown with a tan head. aroma is malt chocolate roast fruits. Flavor is chocolate fruits malt, licorice, coffee. Oily slick mouthfeel. Hides alcohol well.
kappldav123 (5918) - GERMANY - SEP 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle looks good, the beer in the glass is dark, almost black. Very malty, alcoholic and complex aroma. Starts very strong, alcoholic, with notes of liquorice and strong coffee. Malty-oily finish. Unusual, but good!
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark reddish brown, sweet, chocolate, molasses, alcohol, little roasted malts.
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2009
1.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 A drain pour the 2nd time around; I won’t forget it now, that’s for damn sure.
1st time: Oh . . . man. Absolutely cloying-sweet, just syrupy beyond belief. At least it’s drinkable but golly gee, how about some toning down or some balance?
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a tan colored head. Caramel and toffee aroma with light roast. Toffee, light plum, and sweet malt flavor. Medium bodied. Sweet malt and caramel/toffee linger. Too sweet.
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ledger’s. Very dark brown pour with ruby edges and a large creamy tan head. Aromas of chocolate, treacle and roasted malt. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, a little smokey, a little chocolate and perhaps treacle. It’s really quite tasty. Possibly a bit of sasparilla. Finishes with diminishing sweetness and increasing bitterness.