chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A gift from Yogi. As SilkTork isn’t rating here anymore, I’ll start with his assessment - "Dead and undrinkable". I didn’t think it was that bad. Darkish colour (for a land/kellerbier). Yeasty, homebrew aroma. Dry malt in the flavour, but not a lot else. Some sweetness on the finish. My assessment - "Barely breathing but drinkable". Just past its sell by date so might have been fresher when younger. Not as good as Pivo’s homebrew "Kraut Stout" we had at the same time.
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark amber with small white head. Aroma is bitter sweet with yeast. Taste is sweet with yeast and some roastedness.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Nat for the beer. Bottle. Served at 44°F (7°C) in my NB worthy glass. Pours reddish amber with a moderate sized, off white head. The aroma is caramelly malt with some mild noble hops. The beer has a nice mouthfeel, very full. The flavor is sweet and somewhat complex malt, with green apple? notes, and a mildy bitter finish. The aftertaste is mild in taste and caramelly. At warmer temperatures, the beer is a bit more complex with an inerplay between the sweetish caramelly malt and an almost sour flavor. You could almost liken it to a scallion.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber colour with an off white head. Malty aroma with roasted notes and a caramel sweetness. Malty flavor with hints of yeast and caramel.
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 (4393) - 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 (5034) - 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 (8283) - Ursel, 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.