ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle, into the classic schwarzbier flute like that pictured, not quite chilled. Yields a very fine bead with a tight, compact tan head that holds and laces well. Shimmering, darkest ruby-brown is the body. Smells oddly of cured beef, fresh Biltong, anchovies and cocoa with hints of cola soda and rust coming through, at least it has character. Sweet and bitter burnt, caramelised sugars dominate in the mouth atop a bed of toasted and chocolaty malts. Twiggy bark, burnt wood and rust in back tries to soften the sweetness. Lightly bitter malt swallow holds some chocolate ice-cream notes and wood to linger long with much residual sugar. Body is medium-light but it sits quite heavy and become increasingly cloying as it warms further. Just doesn’t come together, it is way too sweet form me! (50cL, BB 10/12/10, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
dnstone (2047) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet aroma. Deep amber-brown in color with nice head. A mild lager with hints of roast in the front.
Notes: Czech ’11
culchiem (2036) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Redish brown to c]black with a tan head. Lighly toasted malt aroma. Flavour is sweet watery malt with a roast finish. Palate is toasted caramel.
RexTalionis (1989) - FINLAND - FEB 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Poured black coca-cola like colour with foamy tan head. Aroma is light roasted malt with hints of sweet sugar. Flavour similar, from slightly burned to sweet taste. Pretty nice roasted aftertaste, even if it feels a bit thin.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
50 cl bottle at Skallerup Klit. Very deep reddish brown color, nice but disappering tan head. Aroma is roasted and caramel malt. Flavor is the same, with sweetness and dried fruit.
POLK (1920) - Hřrning, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Inexpensive dark bottom fermented lager, which is just good enough, nothing special. Easy drinkable.
Habanero (1875) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, pours dark, brown with a huge light brown head. Malty caramel nose. Sweet flavour of dark malt and bread. Full to medium bodied.
Stefano (1839) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black with a large brown head, fine lacings. Aroma moderate malty, burnt, and hoppy. Light sweet roasted flavour with caramel, ends up dry. Nice made but nothing special.
NosirIwont (1819) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a big, beige/brown fluffy head. Sweet, malty aroma with notes of caramel. Grassy notes appear as it warms. Flavour is pretty much the same, but has a sharp/sourish touch.
Finish is malty with lingering notes of licorice and a medium bitterness. Feels a bit watery. 23-12-07.
Kavu (1815) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very dark red with a high head. Light aroma is roasted malts. Flavor is mostly roasted malts with a hint of coffee. Pretty decent dark lager.