TorbenJensen (1418) - Valby, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2016
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taybeh Dark is a bock, and bock is one of my favorite beers. Foam is thin but persistent. The aroma is very limited and have little caramel. The taste is roasted malt, some chocolate and sugar. Sweetness level is satisfactory, but palate is not optimized. Hop bitterness set a reasonable stop for sweetness, but as a whole it will never a good bock and will never ever be comparable to the good German ones. It is not a bock I would recommend, but not also overrule totally. Its origin from Palestine is probably the most exciting, for it is not beer from this country that characterizes the Danish supermarkets assortment most - and it’s probably very good!
Holmen1 (4351) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske fra Kihosk, delt med Ovesen mens mesken godgjør seg: klar, dyp rødlig ravfarge med godt skum, et fristende utseende. Fin bockaroma og -smak med mørk karamell, ristet brød og mørk sirup. Flottavstemt bitterhet, fint karbonert og behagelig bæraktige ettertoner.
Holmen2 (2569) - NORWAY - MAR 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 25.03.16. Dark copper. Pale brown head. Aroma of dark syrup and dark malt. Similar taste, balanced with moderate bitterness. Good drinkability!
RW80 (1789) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle thanks to Tomer.
Appearance: Clear dark brown with a smallhead, suprisingly there is some lacing. Aroma: Roasted malts, paint, brown sugar, light chocolate,
Taste: Moderate sweet Sweet malts, some solvents, cardboard, light spices. Medium sweet and light bitter. Medium bodiy ,slick mouthfeel and low carbonation.
daniele (7435) - ITALY - MAR 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bb 22/7/16 scura discreta schiuma media persistenza buone note maltate tostature delicate leggero cioccolato amaro contenuto ma non stucchevole
Ibrew2or3 (7930) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBWG16. Bottle pours with a mahogany colored body that supports a tan head. The modest aroma offers up dark roasted malts that are sweetened by prunes and blueberries and then it flows into mild spicy black strap molasses. The taste delivers earthy blueberry like esters as well as malts, some prunes, a modest degree of chocolate and then dark roasted malts. This is a really nice tasting roasty offering.
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by DSG at the hotel lobby fart share - thanks again, Barak! Pours a mostly clear tea amber with a small lasting beige head that settles into a ring. Notes of chocolate, toast, tobacco, earth, and brown sugar. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a relatively sweet mouthfeel. Not bad. Underrated.
SHIG (4378) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 6, 2016
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at RBWG: Poured a caramel brown with off white head. Malty and cardboard boxy. Oxidized cardboard malt ash.
djd07 (8036) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is bready malt and toffee. Medium mouth, toasted malt, bread, cocoa, light dry finish, good.
BuckeyeBoy (4997) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle pours out a copper amber topped with a sand head. nose is caramel candy some corn toffee. Taste is more of the caramel sweetness corn. Just happy to get another country tick.