adnielsen (9025) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Mega Bavarian Beer Tasting in Schlitz. Clear, dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Toasty grainy, caramel malty, a bit grassy, a touch fruity aroma. Tangy, light fruity, a bit citrusy, toasty, lightly nutty flavor. Not bad.
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 8, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The head is medium. The taste is mild a bit roasty, hoppy and also a bit watery. 8/9/8/8/9/8
suprchunk (2178) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Caramel/copper colored pour. Slight off-white head that does not last long and leaves no lacing behind. Metallic aroma with some hints of malt and caramel. Roasty flavor, a little watered down. Too thin and dry. Not very good.
Beersiveknown (2879) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark amber brown. Slightly metallic acrid caramel with a hint of green apple. Sweet and thin body,metallic bitter finish.
Grima (2089) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sorry for the german rating, but this is a lousy rating from my "newbie" time (2007-2009), and it’s not worth of being translated. I just added it for the statistics, and to complete my backlog!
Das Bier im Glas kommt für ein Dunkles erstaunlich hell daher. Die Krone hält sich mittellange. Es duftet röstmalzig bitter. Der Antrunk fällt sehr röstig bitter, der Nachgeschmack zeigt sich ebenso. Das Dunkel kommt kaum süß daher, endlich mal wieder ein rustikales Dunkles! Spitze! Lediglich nach dem Mittelteil ist eine minimale Süße zu entnehmen.
Embrouille (2827) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 50cl. Ordered from www.bierzwerg.de. Clear amber colored. Creamy mountainous light beige head. Nice hop profile. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Rather pleasant.
BeerViking (2441) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from Germany. Dark amber with a fine off-white head. Dark bread, caramel and a little peach on the nose, the palate brings spice, toffee, a little treacle, some dark fruit, grassy hops and then a dry bitter finish with hints of roast coffee. Very nice.
TAR (2470) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Hütt’n, Nurnberg: Deep rust. Enduring white cap of foam. Charmingly rustic nose of deeply earthy malt, spicy hops (caraway, aniseed), toffee, and subdued esters of hard peach candy. Tightly packed carbonation. Somewhat watery. Flavors unravel with sassy licorice-tinged hops kissed with a stiff mineralic clench and suggestive plumlike fruitiness. Earthy malt pushes forth with a dainty balancing bitterness reminiscent of fallen leaves, bread crust, and unsweetened chocolate. Plum teeters on the verge of becoming medicinal and overripe in its sweetness, though a drying flash of cocoa disperses much of this. While the malt is not particularly deep, it is exceptionally clean, with primary emphasis on the vividly defined earthiness. Even an intriguing note of chocolate wafer teases from the depths. Closes with background toffee-covered chocolate and a dry malt edge which is accentuated by a tardy emergence of slick, ripe peach fused with a cleansing grassy, anise-tinged hop bitterness. This is a superbly clean, quaffable lager with exemplary malt extraction. Could happily drink this stuff all day.
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep dark brown. Aromas of roasted malts, smoke, and hints of fruit. Flavors of the roasted malts, some fruit, with a coffee aftertaste.
jfb (3796) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) pours a clear copper colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of roasted malts, caramel, grass and marshmallow, with a hint of floral hops. flavour is mostly the same, with a hint of kidney beans and powdered sugar. medium-bodied with average carbonation.