Johnstledger8 (1202) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 6, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a fading bubbly beige head. Aroma is of caramel, nuts, some dark fruits, bread, biscuit. Taste is of toffee, caramel, nuts, bread, dark fruits, raisins, dates. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation. crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2017
Draft. Brown pour. Aroma is bread cookie. Flavor is similiar with some raisin and toast. PowY (758) - AUSTRIA - DEC 10, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2017 From tap. Chestnut brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt. Medium body with a light sweetness and a light bitterness. The flavor is medium malty - dark bread, brown sugar, caramel, hints of light coffee - along with some fruity notes (apples and pears). dnicolaescu (2569) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 24, 2016
Draft at Bier Haus Constanța, Romania. Pretty big on caramel and burnt sugar. Assertive caramel malts, sweet dark caramel. Minimal bitterness. Good, maybe too malty. gyllenbock (9177) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2016
At Internationales Berliner Bierfestival 2016.
Reddish/brown with a medium head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, bread, some hay and caramel. On the thin side but drinkable.
SG111 (1824) - New York, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Tap at Zum Schneider, Montauk. Pours slightly opaque brown. Tan head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, wheat, light clove. Flavor is caramel, toffee, light hops, sweet but a distinct but still subtle hop presence. Not bad. TEJA (3067) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2016
Draught at Linden Bräu, Berlin.
Red-brown head. Clear red-brown color.
Hard roasted malt aroma in small amounts. Small but hard roasted malt taste as well. Nice bitterness and a bit thin body. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3/6/2007 12:29:16 PM On tap at Lindenbrau. Copper colour with a dark hue. Nice and and creamy. Spicy too. Licorice flavour, also wheat, toast, coffee, caramel and toffee. Prickly, quite nice. Beerhunter111 (20487) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Leicht trübes orange goldenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch nach Karamell, leicht röstmalzig. Geschmack leicht röstmalzig, Karamell, schwach hopfig, insgesamt schwach aber gut trinkbar. GoufCustom (2005) - HONG KONG - MAY 16, 2015
Earlier Rating: 1/29/2014 Total Score: 3
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlich-braunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Karamell. Geschmack angenehm röstmalzig, würzig, trocken.
500ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.
Clear copper brown colour; Two finger head and crumpety off-white foam which last for about 2 minutes; Good sticky lacing and very fizzy carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of dark malt, with light roastyness,
strong caramel, banana, toffee, light cocoa, sugar, strong yeast, light lemon and thin grass; Medium sweet taste of dark malt, with fairly strong rostyness, light nuts, very strong caramel, dark chocolate, very light mustiness, sugar, spices, light dark bread, yeast, very light lemon thin bitter grassy hops; Close to light body. Slick and smooth palate; Mouth feel is pretty good-bodied dark malts, fairly roasted with light nuts. Strong caramel throughout, followed by obvious dark chocolate, spices and dark bread. Sweetness is right on, subdued to match the low hops. Good!...
Hoppiness is spices, light lemon and thin grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is very low for an abrupt, very low-fi sweet-bitter finish; Slightly dry after taste. Quite easy and smooth to mouth.
Comments: This one has a very strong caramel backbone in aroma with a cool touch of banana, backed by solid dark chocolate, spice, and dark bread. Clean, smooth and easy to drink and solid as a rock. Recommended.