Piepenhenrich (1195) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only. john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2017
01 – Bottle. Bought Sept 2017; BBE May 2018; Drank Sept 2017 - Clear dark reddish brown in colour. Good creamy off-white head. Very malty; heavily malted, dry roast malts, grainy, caramel, chocolate notes, bit nutty. Mildly spicy. Fruity; dark fruits, raisins, prunes. Hoppy; moderate balancing hop bitterness. Sweet-bitter heavily malted dry roasty throughout with a slightly sour edge. Very dry fairly bitter malty finish. (2017-09) Grumbo (3827) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2017
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating. k0mpsa (3042) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle. Dark copper color, white head. Aroma has sweet caramel notes, some burnt sugar, some plum notes. Rich body has oak notes, burnt sugar, some caramel and hint of fruits. Dbcwi88 (28) - Loughton, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2017
Malty dried fruit smell and toffee, red berry taste. Smooth verging on creamy. Bit too thick and stouty for the style
VamboladeTolly (2174) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 13, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber/mahagon with sticky white head. Aroma; raw fish, caramel, paper, spirit. Taste: caramel, chestnut, wet paper, Medium body. Sweet finish. Marduk (8219) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2017
500ml bottle. Dark brown color. Small size, beige head, stays. Dirty, milky, woody, milky and sweet in aroma. Caramel, herbal, woody, sweetish in taste. Twiggy and herbal caramel in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Drinkable brew. FatPhil (16930) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2017 500ml bottle (Highlander, Tallinn)Grumpelmies (331) - GERMANY - JUN 5, 2017
Nice rich malty aroma, caramelly, but not too sugary. Deep red, nice persistent tight off-white head. Full smooth sweet palate. Good roast, good breadiness, caramelly and sweet, some fruity esters. Not saying 7+%, not surprising - a great malty body. Don’t care about brewery ownership - like the malty brew.
Bottle. Ruby/mahagony with a small but lasting head. Aroma is malty and boozy. Wood, vanilla and raisins. Taste is malty, fruity (red berries), spicy-alcoholic, caramel, bitter hops and a wee bit of salty liquorice. Finishes with an almost aggressive and long lasting dry hoppy bitterness. Sherry. Alcoholic warmth. Low carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice. zacgillbanks (5441) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2017
Bottle from Co-op, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire. Dark copper coloured with a thick white head. It has a sweet, rich dried fruity flavour with plum, currants and slight tart red fruit on the smooth vanilla, almond and sherry-like finish. Good.