TBone (17082) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark nut brown color, small beige head. Caramel, rain water and some diacetyl in the nose. Very sweet, toffee-chocolaty flavor, also kind of saccarine sweetness here. Aftertaste brings some hops.
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Annafest. Nearly black with lasting cap and scant lace. Sweet molasses and dark date sugars in the aroma. Smooth, quaffable medium body has nice drinkability. Great amount of sweetness to balance a strong mineral flavor and some bitterness too. Very earthy with some toasted wood flavors.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured dark brown with a white head. aroma of malt, grains, and dark fruit. flavor was caramel malt, toasted grains, and bitter grass.
mar (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. light brown with an off white head. nose is chocolate and maple syrup. decent thickness with a chocolatey flavor that finishes with syrup.
Cavie (4638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Dark brown pour that is pretty clear. Hints of strong butter on the nose. Bland butter taste. Aftertaste disappears immediately. Grainy and boring.
Borresteijn (6816) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Clear amber brown beer, off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, rye, a little chocolate. Flavour is sweet malty, nutty, ryebread, some creamy butter. Light bitter finish. Light to medium bodied. Nice tasty and easy drinking beer.
Alphadelic (2223) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deepish brown with hints of gold toward the edges when held to the light. A thin head.
Very malty and sweet smelling. Something reminiscent of fish-tanks. There is a dusty porridge scent too.
Pure wort, such slight hoppage they might as well have not bothered. Again, porridge strikes again.
Big and smooth with a light prickle on the tongue.
Quite strange and a bit laborious.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
.5 liter bottle at Spuyten. Pours a deep dark woody amber almost brown with a nice head. Aroma is caramel malts, light toast, some slight dark chocolate nuttiness and some slight butterscotch diacetyll. Flavor is a bit more diacetyl, chocoalte malt, light roast a touch of bready yeastiness, and a nutty somewhat dry finish and a slight metallic hint in the end.
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Wildeman. Dark red with strong head. Roasty nose. Taste of roasted malt. Very smooth and well made. But also a bit bland, boring.
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Spuyten Duyvil. Nice pour, good lacing head, a bit more brown than black. Vegetal and sweet aroma. Some nuts. Quite clean. Some pine, raw wood, and syrup in the flavor.