mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2006
Bottle. Caramel-brown with a small white head. Aroma is cookiesh, vegetal, green, and has notes of caramel. Warm palate with noticeable carbonation. Mainly dark fruit flavours. Quite tasty. HogTownHarry (6622) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
Bottle (500ml). at Decemberfest 2006 - Radek Kliber’s swing-top bottle. Clear refractive amber with an average frothy off-white head. Sweet fresh grain and caramel malt aroma, pleasantly roasty, fruity and floral. Tasty brown sugar malt, mildly spicy, sweet and floral/grassy hops knocking down the sweetness at the finish. Average body, slick, nutty and soft mouthfeel, quick finishing and no aftertaste - a tasty sweet treat. blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2006
Bottle shared with the gang at Decemberfest 2006 -- courtesy of Radek Kliber. Pours a clear copper-brown with a small diminishing off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, fruit and brown sugar. Flavour follows the aroma along with some light hops and some alcohol in the finish. It’s a little watery but it doesn’t detract much from the flavour. Medium bodied. Quite enjoyable and a nice surprise. Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle @ Decemberfest 2006; thanks to Radek Kliber: Pours deep copper, zero head at all. Rich cherry aroma reminiscent of Paulaner Salvator, as pointed out by Doug; lots of caramel, candied sugar, malts, some oak. Hits VERY sweet on that first sip, quite pleasant. I’m not sure a hop ever found its way into the bottle, but fruit lies everywhere with an interesting mincemeat quality in the aftertaste. Loved it! Radek Kliber (7320) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 10, 2006
Swing-top bottle @ Decemberfest.
SHIG (4956) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Pours light brown, clear black tea like. Smallish crown on top. Fine lacing
Neat, clean fruity charcter. Ripe fruity character. Pleasant lager nose.
Medium bodied, full spectrum of fruity notes. Clean well made bock. Gentle chewy plum touch at finish mellows with smooth alcohol. Neat.
Poured a dark black/brown with a creamy light brown head. The aroma was of sweet caramel or malasses. Flavor was a sweet burnt malt and a bit syrupy. raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - NOV 25, 2006
Malty nose, malty taste. Very little carbonation and no foam at all, maybe a faulty specimen? Sweet, kinda full but still feels a little thin and missing something. I may give this another chance someday, but right now I feel sorry for not picking up Ayinger instead. xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Honeyed multigrain bread, german cellar and yeast, lots of malt in nose. dark amber beer with sponge beige short head. flavor per aroma, a sweet deep maltiness, sourdough bread, monk balls. good, hearty palate. solid decent beer. ABUSEDGOAT (2734) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Clear brown body, moderate head, decent lacing. Aroma is raisins, bread, caramel, hint of molasses and rum. Flavor brings this, quite sweet. Light syrupyness. Enjoyable and balanced, but could be more interesting. voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2006
Clear very dark amber with a medium sized off-white head. Average retention. Aroma of yeast, rum, raisins and caramel. Flavours of alcohol, candy, caramel and herbal hops. Light bitterness, lively carbonation, very sweet warming finish.