Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a medium off-white head. Sweet malty caramel aroma and taste, light hoppy. Medium body and a sweet finish.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Clear amber colour. Big, bubbly head, though quite lasting. Slightly roastmalty aroma with notes of coffee. Malty, sweet taste, which is quite coffeish and spicy. A very nice landbier. Well balanced and somewhat complex.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Translucent amber with a thin, quickly diminishing head. Malty, fairly smooth without much hoppiness. Fair.
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Germany. Poured a small tan head, sparse lacing, carbonated, transparent, and a reddish brown hue. Malty aroma. Bitter, mild hops, malt, spicy, and roasty in the flavor. Smooth palate. Medium bodied beer. Nice beer and worth a try IMO.
thedm (4971) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 97. This bottled brew marked best before 1/29/05 poured a small head of finely sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body contained soft carbonation, was transparent and copper brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of mild brown malts. Its mouth feel is initially slightly tingly malty. Its flavor contained sweet malty notes. A very average brew.
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful clear (horse)chestnut beer; slightly irregular yellowish-cream head, leaving little, fine lace. Very vague pine nose - as a distant pineforest in the coastal area. Bit of cookie malt, all very vague. Just great flavour - again a little pine, some spices, sandlewood. bitterish - hops and quite woody in character, resinous, Angostura, and raw pipe tobacco. This is truly gorgeous, and very difficult to describe; layered as an onion in depths (plural). Refreshing - unbelievable for a beer with such depths, usually this kind of aroma’s come from high-alcohol beers, barrel aged for unreasonable lengths. Long bitterish-aromatic aftertaste. Nat & Jim, I really see why you love this stuff, thanks for sharing. Superb, complex beer, defying description.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite nice beer. Sweet malty and fresh sourness in both the aroma and the flavour. Very mild mouthfeel - round and nice.
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber color. Some aroma of malt, caramel, smokey, plastic. Light malt roundness, light smokey, strong caramel.
Ungstrup (29846) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2005 A clear red beer with a fine head. The aroma is sweet roasted bread - quite an inviting aroma. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted bread and hints of smoke. The mouthfeel is very soft. Quite a good beer.
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thank you Pivo for reminding me of this and to the one that found the info to put it in the database. Found this at little market down the street from where my kids lived in Hahnbach and made a point of getting it each time after finding how good it was. Had previously made the mistake of giving swingtop bottle to local homebrewing friend prior to getting what I needed from the name, etc. Very good bier, Yes, there's and undercurrent of smokiness in the malt - not like a rauchbier, more subtle, but blending with the herbal hops it is just remarkable. Want more NOW!