MiP (13836) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Roasted aroma, slightly vinous. Slightly sweet and spicy. Seemingly clear dark brown colour. Big stable creamy tan head. The flavour is roasted with a good spicy hoppiness. Tastes like a macro beer, but a good one, very well-balanced and quite flavourful.
EithCubes (5101) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2010
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Sweet malty nose, chocolate and roast and nuts with a light element of Kool-Aid. Amber pour with light carbonation and a sudsy off-tan head. Taste is very, very dirty! Low bitterness and high filth. Medium metal and some sort of spicing or floral note. Fullish body too big. Ugh.
patrick767 (3672) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle - Pours dark brown with a one finger light tan head. It smells of caramel malt and some mild hops. The flavor is mild to moderate hops bitterness with caramel malt and a little bit of a spicy character. It’s medium bodied and just decent at best.
topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma is caramel malt and light hops. Flavor is lightly roasted nuts, caramel, lightly bitter hops.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahogany with a frothy thick beige head. Aroma- caramel, spice, biscuit, nut. Taste is buttery biscuit, honey. Finishes with roast malt and burnt malt. Good balance and smooth texture.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pors dark brown with a nice head. Aromatic notes of malt push the nutlike flavors into the forefront. The finish brings out some of the hop notes for a nice finish.
bhensonb (11663) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from joshuahfl. Pours dark copper with a two-finger fine beige head. Rather malty aroma. Medium body with sharp carbonation. Flavor is something roast malt, suggestive of nuts. No particular nut though. Finishes with a rather grassy bitter. Flavorful and pretty smooth.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, copper colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate, petri dish looking lace. Aroma is nutty, light to medium sweet malts with some caramel, and an underlying earthy fruit. Flavor is a light earthy and grassy, grapefruit hop up front with a dry, nutty, lightly sweetened malt balancing this out. Finishes crisp and dry with a lively carbonation and a good amount of fllavor after a light to medium body. Finishes and lingers with nuts, grapefruit bitterness, mild spiced caramel, and a hint of toast. Overall, this was a lot more flavorful than I anticipated, especially towards the end. Its nothing crazy, but it has a fairly decent bitterness to go along with the lighter, nutty malts. Very sessionable and an enjoyable winter lager.
rader58 (801) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 28, 2009
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear deep reddish brown. Aroma of molasses and horse blanket. Tastes better than it smells. Slightly bitter on the initial taste with a slight molasses and malt flavor through the end. Not that good
sebletitje (6969) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours brown, beige head.
Aroma, malty, nutty, some pine/citrus hops.
Flavor, caramel malts, nutty, had this notable Belgian malt aspect, thin bitter finish of pine hops. Finishes with hints of nutty / bready malts. Not that great.