DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at the RBESG08 Grand tasting. Alround rating: A sweet and roasty swartz for me, one dimentional.
cgarvieuk (14680) - 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 (13663) - 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 (31470) - 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 (8510) - 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 (2478) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, 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 (3252) - 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.