bells (4) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2006 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
When poured it displays a slightly off-white head over a deep red/brown beer.
Excellent malt aromas displaying molasses, rye, spices (cardamom?) wood smoke and earthy/dirty tones.
Initially sweet on the palate with more grainy, rye malt characters with the uncomplicated dusty/dry-grassy bitterness developing mid-palate. Some sourness and astringency follows to balance the sweetness and leave the palate revived. Quite a substantial mouth feel yet not overwhelming with fine carbonation for balance.
Long lingering aftertastes of malt sweetness and alcohol give a warm pleasant finish.
madquacker (1026) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Weak and underpowering with mild caramel flavours. Stick to the Hefeweissbier dunkel instead.
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Red brown colour with beige head.Sweet roasted aroma. Light sweet and roasted flavour. bitter finish but pleasent.
yngwie (13113) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Reddish-brown beer with an ok beige head. Nice carbonation. Sweet malty and roasted aroma with some beef stock. Flavor is light, sweet malty and roasted. Sweet, medium body. The beer feels too thin, but is pleasant anyway. (060224)
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 20, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep brown with a light brown head. Smells breddy and nutty. Taste is nutty with some mellow fruit and bananas. Where are all the great tastes associated with this style?
KnutAlbert (6013) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The label states that this is brewed for them by Hofbräu München. A sweet, nutty beer with a pleasant hoppy finish, but not outstanding in any way.
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly malty aroma. Brown colour, no head. Slightly malty, quite bready flavour.
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Tried this at the local Octoberfest. Remember this as being a pretty decent malty beer with an enticing aroma, unfortunately my detailed notes on it are rendered unreadable due to spillage- thanks guys- other than the scoring.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark brown with a small and transient head. The aroma is all blackcurrants and rye. Ribena and pumpernickel!! I managed to also find some nuts and sweet malt after tasting. A little bit on the sweet side, it has a pleasant lingering finish that left me satisfied.
DuffMan (6462) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown, medium tan head. Toffee aroma. Terrific palate of roasted malt, definite nutty traits, very dry posterboard finish. Very nice.