OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark muddy brown with a big light brown head. Good lacing. Nice fruity malt aroma. Scents of yeast, chocolate and caramel. Taste is toasted sweet dark malts, mild spices and alcohol. Well rounded and balanced. Full-bodied. Smooth mouthfeel. Warming and slight bitter and fruity/sweet finish. Enjoyable.
Lilith (242) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky, muddy water appeareance. Medium off-white head with a great lacing. Cerealish aroma, sugar, coffee, some tartness and slightly alcoholic. Flavor is bitter, somewhat fruity. Juicy texture, softly carbonated.
Panzerfaust (848) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JAN 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep, murky brown color. Head is huge creamy beige. It diminishes really slowly and leaves a thin film and a nice lacing.
Aroma is very malty with clear notes of caramel, some herbs, wheat, cognac or maybe rum and plums. Everything ornamented with hints of cinnamon, raisins and red grapes. Low hop presence. I’m seduced.
Flavor is rich, sweet with high malty presence and very fruity. It has notes of liquor, plums, blueberries, figs and touches of port wine.
Body is big with the texture of a fruit nectar. Low carbonation. Finish is long, strong and alcoholic. It leaves a lingering aftertaste.
A very pleasant beer of a new style for me.
muzzlehatch (4942) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from Beers of the World in Rochester, NY (October 2006) consumed from a Ramstein weizen glass at cellar temperature, November 2006. Musty dark walnut in color, impossibly immense and lasting fluffy light tan-brown bubbly head, huge chunky tufts of lacing, magnificent....chocolaty notes, a bit of wine and raisins in the nose, spices rather faint, faint fruity esters, pleasant enough but without real depth or power....much nice on the tongue, cocoa both milky and bittersweet, lightly sour and bready, thick nicely unfiltered mouthfeel, vanilla and a bit of mushy cooked banana in the middle changing to darker, charred/burnt malts at the finish....strong but supple, fluffy carbonation. Very, very nice on the whole.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, dark brown, big tan head, great looking beer, wheat, yeast, banana, dough, and light citrus aroma, flavor is malty, rich, lots of banana, wheat, yeast. Slightly astringent mouthfeel, but not overly unpleasant. Nice beer.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, muddy brown with hints of olive grey: visually one of the least attractive beers I’ve seen. Hence an unprecedented ’1’ for appearance. Sweet, malty aroma with banana - really rather nice. Very fizzy. Almost unpleasantly so. Taste has liquorice and lots of alcohol. Bitterness in the finish seems overwhelmed by everything else. Odd beer. Curiously appealing.
screigh (708) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured the color of Pepsi with a large-bubbled head. That head quickly went away and had no lacing. Aroma is slightly malty and slightly alcoholy with some wheat in the background. Hint of darkrum/fruit followed by wheat. Crisp and light feeling but not really my style.
bb (9140) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 29, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy brown beer with a big beige head. Clove, banana, caramel, and wheat aroma. Yeasty, wheat, slight toffee flavor. Richer bodied. Lingering caramel and spice fading to wheat.
Fukito (1059) - Santiago, CHILE - NOV 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle- November 2006.
Thanks to ghawener for sharing. Pours an opaque brown color with a huge and creamy beige head. Aroma is of ripe bananas, humidity, earthy, some bread.
Taste is caramelly-ripe bananas, caramel, some rum, rich. Mouthfeel is medium to thick. Leaves a pleasant lingering aftertaste.
PeterA (342) - EL SALVADOR - NOV 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Strong strawberry aroma. The color was a swampy green brown with a big off-white head. The flavor had lots of licorice. You could feel the alcohol, this beer wasn’t as balanced as it could be. It even had a little bit of a metallic aftertaste. Despite all that I still liked it.