Martinus (2517) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark amber colour, white head. Malty aroma, hops, caramel, apricot, quite fruity, somewhat herbal. Bitter flavour, hops, lightly reminding of bile, sweet touch, caramel and fudge. Bitter finish, hops, light sweet lingering malts.
I like this one! Have to go one day to drink it fresh.
(From 0.5L bottle @ RBBWG II, Wilrijk 2013. Courtesy of Thirstybird. Thanks, Rian!!)
77ships (3007) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thx. to Thirstybird / Rian? Right? for this one. 50 cl. swintop bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2013. Total whalez bro! Pours burned sugar caramel. Smells very sweet, quite sugary, caramel, toffee and sweet herbs. Fuller than a lot of the similar German beers, caramel, toffee, toffee, dark fruits, plenty of brown sugar, malty, biscuit, generous spices in the back. Fuller than quite a few German lagers, slick. Fine brewsky.
Benzai (5727) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG. Slightly hazy red color with a small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, some alcohol, lightly grains. Not my beer.
drowland (5680) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/30/12. Small flip-top bottle. Lightly hazed brown pour with a small tan head that cuts to a ring and laces lightly. Rich aroma of brown sugar and molasses with some dark fruits and bready grains. Lightly sweet flavor with more brown sugar, molasses, fruits, and breadiness. Rich and tasty.
edgallow (1432) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a off white head. Aroma of malt, yeast and a bit of citrus. Taste of heavy malts and a nice bitterness.
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emacgee (3740) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean copper brown pour with a thin off white head. Nose is malt forward, biscuity with light grainy notes. Sweet and dextrinous and almost sharp. Light bitterness and spicy hops.
jcr (2084) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy brown body with a thick, frothy beige head. Aroma of light roast, caramel, bready malts, nuts, grass, raisin. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter with the bitterness lingering. Thin to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Delicate balance, refined roasted malts. Great finesse.
sherm1016 (991) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle at Bilbo Bagins. Pours a reddish brown color with a thin white head. Aroma is fruity, plum maybe, some pine hops. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, caramel, pine hops, with a light bitter finish.
GothGargoyle (818) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really cool looking bottle. Pours a relatively clear ruby amber with a small pale head that leaves a small amount of lacing. Aroma is toffee, malt, fig, chestnut, plum, hint of wood. Light body but definitely some complexity on the palate, with a slight burnt sugar bitterness on the finish. Taste is burnt sugar, fig, chestnut, date, wood.
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a watery rootbeer color with pretty much no head. The nose has a funky malty wood smell with a sour undertone of red fruit. The smell finishes up with a spicy, boozy wooden barrel. The pallet is a bit watery with wood, spicy, hops, malt and finishes up with bitter hops on the end.
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