Quack-Duck (7958) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, labelled Bonifatius Export Dunkel. Clear brown colour, medium-sized beige head. Aroma of roasetd malt and chocolate. Medium-bodied, malty with hints of chocolate and roasted malt. Dry mouthfeel, very slightly hoppy, especially in the finish.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Probably my favorite beer of the event. Hazelnut color with a loose white head. A little bready and lightly sweet. Clean and easy drinking (like all the beers that day).
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Deep amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly malty and toasty wit a light caramelly sweetness. Chewy and sweet with evidence of decoction mashing. Fairly complex maltiness with lots of toasted nuts, soft light malty sweetness. Great balance of soft toasty sweetness and light herbal bitterness. There is even a bit of cocoa and herbs as you get through this.
MiP (13663) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 5.0%. Clear dark chestnut colour. Small head. The flavour is OK roasted, slightly bitter from the malt. Quite drinkable.
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a lacing white head. Breadish and caramel malty aroma. Flavour is mild roasted and breadish base flavour. Dry. Nice one.
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Clear dark brown with anice off-white head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has a good well toasted maltiness with a pleasant mild bitterness, caramel and light smoke.
MoritzF (8562) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Clear, chestnut colour with a beautiful and stable, slowly lacing off-white foamy head. Aromatic, caramel-malty and roasty aroma with a touch of cacao and light notes of herbal hops in the background. Light-sweet flavour with a burnt bitterness, light to medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel. Roast-malty taste with caramel and cacao/chocolate; quite dry, roast-malty and slightly burnt bitter finish. Lacks a bit body but is anyway a likeable dry Franconian Dunkel with noble bitterness (18.04.07).
bierkoning (10381) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Malty aroma with a hint of milk chocolate. Soft roastbitter flavor. Malty with hints of lciorice and butter. Medium bodied, but this beer was dryer than expected. Malty roastbitter aftertaste.
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear medium amber brown color with a average frothy good lacing mostly lasting off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, grain, earth. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft.
Ungstrup (29477) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with strong notes of caramel, and so is the flavor, leading to a dry and lightly bitter end.