Geokkjer (7498) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some fruitiness and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, yeast and nuts.
Medium body, average carbonation.
jonas (7105) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light herbal, grassy, mineral/rostig
Darkest amber, off white white.
Chewy, fermenting fruity, hay, grains, a hint oxygen,
medium body, roast dry, caramel/sugar, ok hop counterpoint, quitter finish..
Idiosynkrasie (6860) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. Clear reddish dark amber colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Hoppy aroma with underlying, minimally toasty, malty notes, roasted dark bread, coffee-surrogate. Taste is grainy, toasty caramel malty, dry hoppy overtones; a bit thin, light-bodied, watery.
jfb (5785) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2016 (bottle) slightly opalescent copper colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of butterscotch and burnt toffee, with a hint of sugar icing, earth and bubble gum. flavour is mostly pale malts and sugar icing, slightly grainy, with a touch of caramel and a light-bitter ethanolic finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
SinH4 (3655) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish dark amber color with white head. Aroma is toffee, butterscotch, some diac. Taste is butterscotch, some off fruit flavours (but not in a bad way), rusty, mineralic finish. Oily mouthfeel. Fun - after warming up a bit, it does develop a heavy diacetyl flavour, though.
TAR (2708) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Brauerei Lindenbräu, November 2012: Bronze with golden highlights. Creamy white collar of foam. Wonderfully fresh and focused aromas of dark bread, licorice, caramelized sugar, and a hint of fruitiness. Gracefully soft carbonation. Fully malty, initially, yet with a beautifully dry edge of breadcrust and toasted pumpernickel bread. Ongoing development of juicy melanoidin thoroughly inundates the palate. Very mild but not overly sweet or overripe fruitiness rejuvenates the malt with a raisiny tinge. Highly quaffable due to impeccable malt extraction and clean attenuation. Deep-seated toasty Munich clutch gives way to bouncier vanilla wafer cookie kissed with unsweetened chocolate and sweet haylike notions. Smidgeon of hazelnut and browned toffee further deepen the captivating malt complexity. Some cakey heftiness in there, as well. Lovely candylike bock presence shines through, though it doesn’t at all approach cloying levels. Raisin jam is tempered by a spicy alcohol glow at the throughly malty finish. A rather fine example of malt nuance and intricacy. Clean, resoundingly deep, well-structured and multilayered. A beer of exceptional detail.
Ritzn (757) - Bavaria, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear ruby/brown with little white head. Aroma is crackery malts, some fruhtgummi, wood, some dried fruit. Taste is slightly spicy with lots of roast bittersweetness. Medium heavy, good to drink, roasty on the tongue. Really nice.
derA (44) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - DEC 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
wow, this one is quite a surprise. fairly heavy on the dark malt appearance but not a strong smell, some green apple which gives way to freshly baked bread, mouthfeel is amazingly drinkable with perfect carbonation, finishes in mild hoppiness mixed with dry caramel aroma. Would have again.