cgarvieuk (13188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBESG08 ... Slight sweet treacle malt ... over fizzy ... wee bit thin ... but tasty roast malts and a little toffee.
MiP (13047) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 6.0%. Sweet liquorice aroma, quite roasted. Clear, very dark brown colour. Small tan head. Good roasted flavour, some coffee, hint of cardboard.
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle, thanks to DSG - I owe you one - cheers mate. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Light roasted caramel malt aroma. Flavour is hardroasted malt, light caramel flavour and a distinct acidity. Light spice note too. Ends with a lingering roasted malt flavour and a light acidic note. Nice.
JoeMcPhee (8212) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to beastiefan2k for sharing this bad boy. Deep brown beer with a thin tan head. Unusual caramel/toffee aroma with a strange phenolic edge to it. Yeasty and crackery but again, there’s something not quite right in here. A lingering toastiness. Lightly sweet but thin-bodied. Meh.
beastiefan2k (2274) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from gotmos, hauled this all the way back from the homeland. It pours with a black body and a ghost white head. Quickly the head fades. The aroma is dusty dry dark cracker with light cracker. Taste is less corn with a more malt sweetness. This takes away from the dryness in the aroma, it also finishes a bit watery. A light easy drinking beer with just a bit of corn, so in general good.
puzzl (3239) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Eugene/Gotmos. Nice roasty lager aroma, thin but clean. A bit of a nice malt in there, well balanced. Not a bad brew at all.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Thanks gotmos! Pours brown with a bubbly off white ring for head. Decent roasted malt nose. Thin bodied, with slight metallic notes. Has a hint of roast, and is better than I expected.
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by someone. Interesting. A bit wierd. Smooth, earthy, like bread and butter biscuits baked a little too long. Could go either way on this one.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to beastiefan2k I think. Clear brown pour. Aroma is some toasted malt, and a little chocolate. The flavor is the same.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much head as it pours pretty still. there’s some sourness on top of the really tasty toast flavor. Sweet caramel and maltiness are the real stars here. Great? No. Not bad either though just a tad on the sweet side.