chinchill (2128) - 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 (2145) - 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 (25) - 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 (4085) - 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 (4915) - 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 (417) - 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 (1152) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Evolutionary (298) - 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 (432) - 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.
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating 3-01-2009. (Bottle) This beer poured a medium sized tan fizzy head with good retention, visible carbonation, transparent body, fair amount of lacing, and a reddish-brown hue. The Aroma is malty, nutty, hoppy, and chocolate. The Taste consists of malt, nutty, hoppy, chocolate, and smokey. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is very quaffable, worthy of a try and a beer that I would consider drinking again.