brugmanneke (277) - GERMANY - DEC 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(33 cl bottle) dark brown, opaque, with a moderate beige head. Aroma is moderately roasted, with hints of dark chocolate, dark bread, licorice, coke. Lightly sweet, moderately bitter finish. Medium body. OK. I’d prefer ist less sweet and/or more aromatic.
Miksu (4801) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Hazy dark brown color. Aromas of dark bread, toasted almonds and some sulfur. Flavors of dark bread crust and toasted nuts, cola, . Full body, soft carbonation, slightly oily rounded palate. Some bread dough aromas and flavors.
MichaelAwesome (2774) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Mariusz - many thanks! Pours out like coke: Flat body, low head and deep dark brown colour. Nose of malt and leaves. Taste of malt, dark roasted nuts, grains, dark bread and vanilla. Okay.
McTapps (2781) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours out flat in a deep dark brown colour and medium body. Nose of malt and and bread. Taste of basement, wine cellar, mild hops, mild grains and leaves. Hints of brown sugar. Light sweet but also bitter finish. Average, dull, okay but nothing special.
kappldav123 (4541) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass very dark, almost black. Starts soft malty, not as strong as exspected, modest dry. Mild roasty background. Some fruity hints of raisins. Finish mild-malty with some earthy notes. Not bad!
Koelschtrinker (9874) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wenig röstiger, etwas herber Antrunk. Süßer werdend, schokoladig. Erdig, mild, zum Ende trocken. OK. 9/10/9/10/11/10
yrstruly (319) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown with a diminishing off-white head. Aroma is of molasses, toasted grain. Taste is malty-sweet up front with a little bit of roasty notes, but kind of diminished. Finish is indistinct.
dunnno (9) - FRANCE - JUN 14, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl Bottle. Average taste (ie not that much taste) , dark, roasty, cloudy, medium sweetness, full body, sort of creamy. Not very exciting, but nice nonetheless
bartlebier (1092) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, Südstar Freiburg. Apparently still being brewed " to celebrate the 175th birthday of the brewery", aka not a singular occasion beer. Smooth and tasty balanced dunkel, featuring the trademark Waldhaus dry malts which work better in a dark beer than in their dry pilsners. Yeast spice, roasted malts, some nuts and caramel, bitter chocolate rather than residual sugars, fullest and delicate taste potential for the ABV and style. Smoother than many porters, tastier than quite a few dubbels, while still far from being spectacular.
Dedollewaitor (13372) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Ambrosetti, Berlin. Pours dark Brown nearly black with a off White head. Roast, caramel, bread and dark fruit. Chewy and Smooth. Delicious.