Bghedtodd (27) - USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Better than traditional american lagers with subtle roasted nutty pine bitterness. Nice dark amber color. Light lacing. Drinks easy, but perhaps too thin.
blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweetish malts, with some lighter grainy notes and toffee. Nice.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Paul’s for the Blind Stout tasting. Pours a clear orange amber with a thin white head. Sweet caramel and grain. Musky grain, toast and a bit of maltiness. Not a lot going on here. Toasty, caramel and grain into the finish. Drinkable.
jtclockwork (5102) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Paul’s apartment. Pours amber brown. Nose and taste is toasted apple, toasted dark malt, bready malt and toasted grain. Slight vegetal notes. Light and thinnish body.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled (thanks SADESA, backlog). Deep amber colour with a mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is bready, mild rye, some nuttyness as well as mild metallic, toasted and chocolaty notes. Flavour is rather similar, but rather thin and really leaves no aftertaste. Rather thin body.
Beersiveknown (1622) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in iceland 2008. Dark brown with rich malt and chocolate flavours with a fairly roasted bitter finish.
SaintMatty (3637) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml Bottle - Dark amber with a foamy head. Malty aroma with hints of grain and fruit. Malty and grainy taste with hints of dried fruit, caramel and spicy malt.
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Large, quickly dissipating head over a copper body. Taste left lots to be desired, no real presence in the mouth. Shame.
gyllenbock (2967) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, bought in Reykjavik in March 2011.
Clear copper with a large head. Bread, nuts, light notes of malt. The taste reminded of a thin lager. Boring with a short aftertaste. Some notes of "rubber".
haukur (1009) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAR 20, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
2006 batch, bottled. Copar brown, nearly like a brown ale, big head but it dissapeared in nanoseconds, aroma is a bit roasted. Decent taste, roasted nuts, malt, but very watered down, it is in the right direction, but too simlpe and tasteless