Sissio (1724) - Orsenigo, ITALY - SEP 26, 2017 reakt (950) - Greater London, - JAN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, shared with MesandSim and suesbeerblog.
Pours a russet brown with a thin but lasting beige head, not quite the pale golden lager I was expecting. Has a sweet and malty nose, slightly earthy. Taste is similar, grainy, nutty, toasty malts and some caramel sweetness, kinda reminded me of a Belgian dubbel in a way. There’s a smokey, mineral element which one can only assume is a result of the unique brewing process, or possibly a little peated malt added for effect? None the less, it does the job. Ends with a subtle hoppage in the finish but falls a bit thin on the palate for my liking, however, that’s just me being picky. Tomme always does the business and I’ve enjoyed everything, including the ’Spoons colabs, from Tanya Cornett so far so my hat’s off to the both of ya for this intriguing brew.
bottle @ home
clear dark brown, brown head
cream, candy, caramel, roasted, light milk chocolate
sweet malts, roasty, very drinkable, light ashy, sweet licorice, nutty, coffe, very balanced sweet bitter ending TylerGreenDC (1033) - - AUG 26, 2017
Draft. Not much aroma. Beautiful rich Ruby brown color with a surprising amount of lace. I don’t taste any dunkel here, but there are lots of schwarzbier notes: Chocolate, espresso, plus some wood and plum. Awesome. solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Roast and light hint of oak. Comes off a little sour. Perhaps something off with the lines at Birch and Barley. Id say it’s good but not really a dunkel. Light tangy finish. Tap. GenDV138 (7579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2017
4 oz pour on draft at ChurchKey. Dark brownish black with beige head. Aromas of grains, slight dark fruit. Tastes of dark fruit, grains, raisins. Light body with a dry finish. Nice dunkel. ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
Deep garnet with a beige and voluminously foamy head which lasts well and gives the beer a lighter feeling. Aroma is caramelised toffee, with maybe a slightly nutty backdrop which almost exactly mimics the taste. A slight amount of bitterness to counteract the sweet caramel taste and a perfectly gauged mouthfeel to complement both the level of carbonation and the ABV. A very easy drinking and (relatively) low ABV beer to enjoy all night. Nothing spectacular but sometimes you just fancy a very well executed and balanced low ABV beer and at this Hot Rocks excels.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Marheb (6030) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Le nez est ferreux, hyper caramélisé et cendré avec des signaux de fumée. Je suis complètement pris par surprise par celle-là, on croirait un decoction mash. Les minéraux sont vraiment palpable, comme boire une bière flitrée par un bloc de granite. Buvabilité volcanique sans équivoque. leaparsons (10700) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle, courtesy of Mr Gretton. Dark red brown with a large pillowing foam. Aromas are cookie dough malts with nutty cocoa powder and light coffee. Yeasty with hints of cherry cola. Bready yeast with raisins and a woody, mineral character. Flavours are toasted dark toffee malts with earthy, nutty notes. Raisin fruitiness with dark cherries and chocolate. Nutty and roasted on the finish. Good. wlajwl (7011) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Aroma is malts, toffee and mildly smoky. The flavor is malts/dark malts, mildly smoky, a mineral/metallic hint and a sweet/slightly sour finish. GRM (4143) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
UPDATED: APR 22, 2015 Sample, brown bottle, 1 pint 6 ounces, savoured in October 2014; eye: dark brown, opaque, tiny ring of brown head, no lacing; nose: malt, light acridness, light burnt, light caramel; mouth: malt, light acridness, light burnt, light caramel, finale in malt with presence of acridness, medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 1 pinte 6 onces, savourée en octobre 2014; œil : brun foncé, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, légère âcreté, léger brûlé, léger fumé, léger caramel; bouche : malt, légère âcreté, léger brûlé, léger fumé, léger caramel, finale en malt avec légère présence d’âcreté, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien