MrHangover (4552) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle @ de Paas. This pous out a clear, dirty brown colour with a small, white head. Malty, earthy aroma’s and some funk. Flavour is faints, packs an alcohol kick and still has a watery body. I didn’t liked this one that much... kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2012
On Tap @ the brewpub. The head is ok, the body amber. It smells darkmalty and a bit alcoholic. The taste is very malty, a bit darkmalty-smoky, also a little bit sour. The consistency is oily. 11/10/10/10/12/10 kermis (13433) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle shared at de paas. Clear brown pour with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, malt. Flavour is sweet malt, some dark fruit, sweet with a bitter finish. BlackHaddock (7329) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2012
Brown half litre bottle, best before 2nd Jun 09. Poured into half litre ’Berliner Kindl’ glass and drank in Jan 09. This review was done while eating brown bread and a Smoked German Salami salad.
Because of this breweries history (I have visited twice) I assumed this would be a real smokey special with loads of hidden strenght. That was not the case, there was more smokiness in my salami then in the beer!
The beer poured a clear dark amber with very little head, even after a vigorous pour.
No aroma worth mentioning when the beer is first poured and cold. As it warms a Peaty (like some Whiskies) aroma does appear, a warming open fire sort of thing. It is however, too little, too late.
The alcohol is evident in the mouthfeel and taste. A little smokiness arrives in the aftertaste and a slight warming of the throat followed each mouthful (it isn’t a sipping beer).
I feel this is a half and half compromise between a Rauch and Doppelbock, with the Doppelbock coming out on top, but only just.
Having said that, I enjoyed the beer, I just wish I could have scored it higher in some of the other review areas.
Tranquillity (2333) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Draught, cafe brecht. Dark gold body, small white head. Aroma malty, but rather weak. The taste is too much of alcohol, and the finish is weak but very bitter.
Jonb5 (550) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2012
Copper colour, hazy, minimal head. Slight musty aroma, strong hints of booze, a bit hoppy. Tasted charcol and roasted malts. All flavours were slightly drowned out by the booze, it was a bit too much. Not smooth but not fizzy. Ok to have tried but won’t seek out again. rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2012
500 ml bottle. From bierzwerg.de.Hermod (7879) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2012
Clear copper colour with small off-white head.
Heavy bready malty aroma with some mild medical notes.
Malt, bread, hops, some sweetness and metal in flavour.
Definitely not my favourite.
50cl bottle. Poured dark copper with a white head. Aroma is sweet caramel with some bread as well as buttery notes. Flavor is very similar with some dark fruity notes towards finish. Light alcohol coming through, but not disturbingly. On the sweeter side. kuphish (381) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle. Clear, deep orange body with a medium, frothy white head. Light raisin and white grape aroma along with some cracker and light toast. Flavor highlights the raisin/grape character and a little caramel peeks through. Light, floral noble hop presence. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fairly balanced malt/bitterness profile. Lingering malt flavors. Worth dragging back in my suitcase! oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Pours a nice deep dark amber. Aromas of caramel and dark malts. Flavors a molasses, fruit and mild hopping.