downender (5640) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a decent, off-white head. Powerful malt aroma with a touch of fruit. Flavour was of caramel and black bread. The finish was dry with a slight hint of corn starch. Ok.
gunnfryd (9346) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at cardinal, stavanger. Light brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel, fruit. Flavour is sweet, fruit, caramel, hop, malt. Ordinary beer.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sampled. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt and spices. The flavor is slightly sweet, caramel, with a dry finish.
Gr0ve (2078) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle. Light brown colour. Tall off-white head. Paperlike aroma with notes of rubber. Bold malt sharpness with a hint of esters. Smooth texture, but there is quite a lot of carbonation here. Grainy flavours can be detected. Nice beer, but it struggles a bit in the aroma department.
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very strong barley malt aroma - like whiskey wort. Amber color with a moderate head. Sour barley malt. Has an unfinished quality to it.
FatPhil (8108) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 500ml bottle (?, Vilnius) (4:3:6:3:11=2.7)
Pours dark amber, with a thin head.
Aroma was a little like flavoured pencil erasers, a bit blossomy. Initial mouthfeel is good - sticky creamy maltiness, but as soon as you swallow the alcohol comes over. Pleasantly malty, but not very well polished.
Rerate: Tap (?, Vilnius) (5:3:4:2:9=2.3)
Caramelly aroma. Looks caramelly too. Brief fizzy head. Caramelly taste too - some bloody iron too. Hops are cheap and extracty - just a metallic bitter tingle. Some dirty caramel too, and more iron. Meh.
Cybercat (2776) - Georgia, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a beautiful dark brownish amber with a thick and persistent head. Aroma is malty with strong apple or pear overtones. Flavor is a bit thin, but pleasant and malty, some fruit hints, just a touch of bitterness and a whisper of brown sugar. Not outstanding, but very smooth and enjoyable.
DSG (4711) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 14, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear amber color, a big beige head. Malty aroma with a bit of alcohol. Very sweet flavor with malt and lots of caramel. Medium-bodied.
pilsnerrogge (2351) - Finspång, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] Dark amber colour, large and dense head. Aroma is slightly roasty with notes of malt and caramel. Soft mouth feel. Flavour is roasty liquorice with a somewhat harsh finish.
Sigmund (4511) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml brown bottle, pasteurised, ABV is 6.0%. Courtesy of Cardinal pub, Stavanger. Ingredients include caramel malts and rice. Dark amber to copper colour, large head. Pleasant aroma with caramel and aromatic hops, hints of oak and alcohol. The flavour has dominant notes of caramel and alcohol, hints of rye bread and oak, moderately bitter finish.