bierkoning (10199) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. Caramel and licorice in the aroma. Malty sweet, caramelly flavor with licorice. Buisman. Decent, but unspectacular dunkel.
Quack-Duck (7911) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, Danke nach Bochum! Amber-brown colour, medium-sized head. Flavours of cocoa powder, caramel and roasetd malt. Slightly hoppy. Well-balanced Dunkel.
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (purchased at the brewery): Chestnut-amber coloured, smaller and quite stable off-white head; sweetish-caramelly, a bit fruity nose with a toasted touch; solid sweet-bitter flavour, light to medium bodied, a bit sticky; fruity-(with the faintest touch of sourness)bitter finish. A decent beer, no doubt, but a bit too much on the sweet side...........
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Clear, mahogany colour with a big, not very persistent light-beige foamy head, leaving lace. Moderately sweet and roasted, earthy malt aroma cacao, lighter notes of caramel and herbal hops. Sweet flavour, roast-malty taste with chocolate, cacao and caramel on a light herbal background; medium bodied with a mellow mouthfeel. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter finish, roast-malty with a rounded herbal hoppy touch. Tastes like a lighter dark Bock, pleasant and hearty stuff.
jonas (5637) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted malt nose with hops.
Dark brown with a brownish creamy head and a low carbonation.
Roasted cocoa malt, bittering hops finish.
Medium body, dry fizzing mouthfeel.