RobertDale (4110) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml. bottle. Thanks Kerenmk! Pours a dark reddish brown with a decent biege head. Aroma of of malt, caramel, and dark fruit. Taste is similar. Pretty decent stuff.
joeneugs (3979) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from DSG. Thanks Barak! It pours a very dark brown with a thin, disappearing khaki head. The aroma is pleasing with some sweet cocoa powder, toast and light notes of earthy hops and sulfur. The flavor has more toast and light cocoa, vanilla and hints of diluted molasses, roasted malt and earthy hop bitterness in the finish. There’s a touch of metal and green/raw malt that throws it off a bit and keeps it from being truly enjoyable, but I liked the toast and cocoa flavors. The body is a bit thin too, but not too bad for a lower gravity Dunkler Bock. I’d drink this on the regular if options were slim.
zvikar (3964) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black opaque with small mocca head that diminsh quickly, nice aroma of coffee caramel and nuts, well balanced, flavor of coffee caramel and chocolate, zesty on the tongue, body is medium, with pangent citrus and bitter finish. Impressive beer.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grand Tasting, RBESG08.
Hazy brown colour with tan head. roma from dark malts with notes of plum. Good chewy, lively mouthfeel with dark fruits, chocolate and caramel. Low on hops as it should be, but bit short in the finish. A nice surprise!
AshtonMcCobb (3675) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
33cl bottle thanks to Nustu. Pours dark with a reddish hue and a decent head. The nose has a sour taste again, hard cherries, Lewis says. The taste is quite sour again and it seems like it’s off.
Martinus (3570) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish brown colour, diminishing beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, light coffee. Sweet malty flavour, sweet caramel. Bit thin body. Sweet caramel finish. Not bad, bit on the sweet side for me, but not bad at all.
(from 33cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent. Thanks for sharing, Eugene!!)
teorn88 (3555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle at Chriso’s May tasting, London. It pours a deep copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of caramel, vanilla, earth, ripe fruits, booze, dust. Taste is sweet, with notes of toffee, biscuit, musty fruit, sweet malts, grains. Light bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, meh
jesperhammer (3372) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
27-MAR-2014, bottle @Papsø clear all tasting, @Amager Bryghus with Ulkløbben.
Clear amber with low tan head. Not all that dark! Tart! Caramel. Unclean. Not good.
puzzl (3257) - 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.
Desverger (3238) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - dark pour with off white head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, some light caramel, toffee, rye, bit watery and sweet.