jkwalking05 (3646) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown in color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is of honey, honeysuckle, and sassafras. Flavor is slightly fruity with fig, brown sugar, and floral undertones.
MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[33cl bottle] Hazy, opaque colour with a short tanned foamy head. Sweet and slightly toasted malty aroma with notes f chocolate, anise spice and flowery accents. Sweet-bitter flavour, only light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Delicately toasted malty taste with notes of anise and licorice. Quite dry, malty and slightly hop bitter finish. [20.I.09].
FatPhil (9182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam)
Rich reddy brown, small tight beige head. Zingy, but also a bit dusty, hoppy aroma. Crisp carbonation, but still a smooth palate. Rich malty body, heading towards dry ashiness, and some salty mature camembert too. Hops quite prominent, and leave a nice tingly finish. Good one, all the way to the end of the glass.
caesar (4966) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy brown color, medium off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, some dried fruit, molasses. Bit sweet taste, malty, some caramel and toffee, hint of medicine though.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A truly ugly beer to look at. I dont think Ive ever given a one for appearance before. Murky, faecal, reddish brown with a scummy saliva like beige head. Initial impression of the aroma was herby and spicy perhaps even with a little mint. Then a sweet, leathery, yeasty maltiness developed. The taste has that sweet malt, but some rather less attractive flavours as well, a sort of chalky, peppery, sour aspirin or indigestion tablet taste that I couldnt quite identify. Some background dryness. I really didnt like this much.
travita (3857) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Smell is musty, pepper, grains, flowers, vegtables, and malts. Look is brown, light brown with an off white head. Taste is sweet, malts, hops, and flowers.
daniele (5219) - ITALY - NOV 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
scura disrteta schiuma piuttosto pwersistente note di malto tostato legno un tocco di etilico piuttosto morbida luievemente erbacea mediamente luppolata un tocco di legno
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle(donker) pours very dark brown almost black with a 2 finger light tan head. Plenty of floaties. Smells like roasted barley, spent coffe grinds, and thin alcohol. The mouth is super creamy and matches the tons of dark malt in the flavor. There is some smokiness and a little bit of chocolate. I love how malty it is. The mouth compliments the roasty flavors very well.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, BB 02/09) Pours a brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of floral, toastiness, fennel, and caramel. Flavor of toasted malt, raisins, caramel, and light cocoa with a dry finish.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye...Pours a hazy brown with off-white head. Aroma of citris and honeysuckles. Flavor is malty with a nice tangy citrus and nice bitter. Has a light-med. body with high carbonation. Over all good stuff.