olio (7903) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle @ Naamat, Tampere.
Pours dark clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of sweet raisins, caramel malts, mild tar and some cellar and earthy notes. Flavour of caramel malts, ripe fruits, toffee notes, hay and some bready notes. Nice malty body, mild bitter palate, a bit stuffy finish though.
Erasmus_ro (1923) - Alabama, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thanks Hart. Pours a dark ruby auburn with a large, beige head that dissipates quickly into a blanket. Aroma is sweetish, bready, dark bread, caramel, light earthiness as well as mixed fruits. Lightly syrupy as well. Taste begins a bit sweet, but turns dry on the finish. The taste is pretty exciting: Wooden, earthy, caramel, even some apple. Unfortunately palate is light, quite carbonated and watery. Would want to try again.
Douberd (3287) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, bought in Germany. Poured into a lager glass.
Colour is light brown and transparent, looks like a watered down cola. Two fingers of off-white, soapy head but with not so good retention. No lacing left on the glass.
Light aroma of roasted malts. Not bad but nothing exceptional either.
Taste is better, again of course roasted malts, but this timetraces of chocolate flavours too.
Thin body, average carbonation. Quite dry on the palate, with a long finish.
Overall, yes, this was a nice tasty beer with high drinkability.
Bamsen78 (4445) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with Iry off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel and dried fruit. Sweetish, if slightly watery, taste of malt and caramel. Dryish aftertaste. OK.
Grzesiek79 (3519) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dobry niemiecki klasztorny dunkel. Bardzo aromatyczny o ciemno-brązowym kolorze. Piana ładna i puszysta, karmelowe nuty i lekka chmielowa nuta. Słodycz nie dominuje tylko się równoważy i wspaniale uzupełnia z chmielem.
hawanna (2695) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,5 l bottle. BB 03. Aug 13.
roasty, toast, chocolate, earthy, leaves, woody, brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, long finish,
Russo (1902) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium amber color with medium off-withe head, good lacing. Aroma is roasted malty, hints of bread and brown sugar. Flavor is quite sweet and bitter. Body is light and quite watery with soft carbonation. Mouthfeel is dry bitterness.
Borresteijn (5469) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
50cl Bottle, thanks bierkoning! ABV 5.4%. Clear dark brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, some dark fruits, light nuttiness, burnt caramel. Flavour is medium sweet, roasted malts, toast, dark fruits with a light sour twang, some milk chocolate, light nutty bitter finish. Light-bodied. Ho-hum.
PotjeBier (2001) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50 cl bottle (label says 5.4%). Deep brown color. Off white head, not much. Aroma’s: grainy & (red) fruity, with some caramel retronasal. Flavor is almost neutral, slightly roasted & fruity. Light bodied. No aftertaste to speak of. Technically OK, bu rather boring
omikr0n (807) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear light brown with thick white head that disappear quite quickly. Aroma is caramel, malt, coffee. Flavor is malt, caramel, artificial sweetener, hint of hops and licorice.