Beerhunter111 (20482) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2016
50cl bottle. Pours clear reddish brown colour with a small tan head. Aroma of tart fruits, sherry, toasted malt. Taste of tart fruits, sherry, caramel, toasted malt, strange! 3fourths (9347) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Undated bottle. Clear copper with a moderate tan head of some retention. Initial aroma impression is cara malt (lightly oxidized), wet dog hair, faint sweat, burnt honey, faint butter. Medium bodied, caramel-y burnt pancake batter with maple syrup, scorched toffee. Quick and short finish, low bitterness, moderate sweetness, starchy and simple with some low volume flaws. Erzengel (8763) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2013
Eigentlich ein schönes fränkisches Dunkel, allerdings für meinen Geschmack etwas zu säuerlich und nicht malzig genug. Insgesamt auch etwas zu wässrig.
kevnic2008 (12000) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2012
Test vom 21.8.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,10,10,10,10,10 - 10,00
Pours clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma of dark sugar , spice, honey, malt and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet malt and fruitiness. gunnfryd (14892) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is toffee, fruit, hop. flavour is dry, malt, fruit, hop, toffee. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
Ernest (7696) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Rated Nov 2011.
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber-brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted bread, caramel), with hints of smoke and gum.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Not very characterful, but acceptable. TAR (2765) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2011 Bottle, best before Mar. 8, 2012, Sampled mid-Nov.: Rusty orange. Off-white halo encircles the scattered foam. Rustic dry malt nose of sassafras and breadcrust. Candyish and fruitcakey, as well. Some pleasant aromatics, but fairly dull. Stiff carbonation, leaning toward fizzy. Frail body. Mild fruity twang upfront, with a pleasant note of woody malt contrasting with heartier melanoidins and a suggestion of demerara sugar. Teasing licorice-tinged hop bite is mostly obscured by a light metallic tickle. Pleasant vanilla-cookie malt along with a springy nuttiness and some cakey heft adding to the sweetness, but there’s ample dryness to counterbalance. Dab of cola hinders the malt definition as it lends a bit of fuzz to the body. Slippery finish is comprised of jelly candy and brown sugar but also a very appealing punctuation of dusty yeast and woody malt rusticity. Overall, not quite as clean as I prefer as it is on the sweet side, though the malt does sport some good structure and its character is fairly rustic. Certainly has some potential, but ultimately a mixed bag, as is. Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2011
Bottle.Pours deep golden with an off-white head.Aroma of caramel, red berries, fruitiness and malt.Flavor is somewhat sweet and malty with some roasted and grains.Medium body , average carbonation.Somewhat watery but still enjoyable. Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2011
Bottle 500ml @ yngwieyngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2011
Pours clear brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and toffee. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle, from trade with Maria. A crystal clear, dark amber beer with a small, light beige head. Toffee, borderline butterscotch, light roasted malts, candy notes and some dried fruits on the aroma. Rather dry on the palate, with a pleasant bitterness finishing it. Caramel, roasted malts, butterscotch notes and raisins too. Medium body and pleasant carbonation. A quite decent one, although a bit buttery. 110722