AndyW68 (706) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark mahogany with tan head. Aroma is caramel roasted malt and mild hoppy. Taste is muted version of aroma. Mouth feel was a little watery, but still a very nice beer.
chinchill (1018) - South Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber served in a snifter.
A: Pours dark mahogany with a small, short-lived, light tan head. Leaves a small spots of lacing. More or less clear.
S: Sweet aroma featuring mixed grains with fruity overtones, toffee and a hint of red wine barrel.
T: A more complex and unusual flavor than expected even given the rather unusual and rather complex aroma. Diverse tasted malt aspects, presumably including buckwheat. [Actually, there is a somewhat clear note of buckwheat in the finish,] Hints of toffee, dark fruits and hops. Low bitterness,
M: very good body with mediumcarbonation. Fairly clean and semi-dry finish.
O: quite distinct, very interesting and well-crafted, with a good sweet/bitter balance, However, neither the aroma nor the flavor profiles were entirely to my liking. As intended, I guess, good with Asian cuisine.
Lowenbrau (1462) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - APR 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
65cl bottle @Lúpulo Feroz. Some malty and spicy aromas. Pours black, with persistent white head, good lacing. Oily, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Medium body and almost no aftertaste.
ramstein2611 (19) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a nice dark reddish brown with a thick head. Aroma is roasted malt and hop. Taste is malty a little nutty and earthy with a clean finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Idiosynkrasie (2750) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Clear darkest brown colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Dark malty aroma with a nuttily touch, hoppy overtones. Taste is moderately sweet dark malty with a nuttily touch, hoppy overtones in the middle part, later again more malt dominated with subtle sweetness. Well-balanced, nice.
Zita (4008) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light malty aroma,red, clear,brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, nice bitter malty aroma.
Pdubyah (183) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is thin in body but has a variety of subtle flavours that make it slightly more interesting than just "meh"
mnurda (1047) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample at Ki in Toronto. Nice hop flavor. Not sure what Soba is but it tasted great. Loved it.
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Evolutionary (217) - Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from giant eagle. Sweet malt nose with toffee hints. Pours brown with brown white head. Head lingers. Starts like a medium dark porter and finishes with rice and malt to follow. Very mellow and doesn't bite.
---Rated via my mouth
BillHick420 (372) - North Dakota, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a tanned head with lacing. Sweet dark aroma of some malts, hints of coffee and chocolate. Medium mouth, Decent aroma, and perfect body and level of aroma for when a stout/porter is just too heavy.