rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl from Maruhn - Darmstadt (D). Brown-red with a small creamy and cream head, laces, soft crackling. Aromas of malt, grain and hay, yeast, point of DMS. The taste is toasted, fruity, chocolaty and low bitter. Barley sugar and caramel. Sweet and smooth.
stevoj (4296) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a surprise. Pours deep brown wit thick, fluffy beige head. Aroma is light toasted malt. Taste is where this beer really gets going. Slightly sweet and nutty, tangy, roast grains, brown sugar with a light bitterness on the tail end. Mouthfeel is litle light, but overall nice finish and lingering palate.
StueyD (1579) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A mid to dark amber brown coloured beer with a frothy off white coloured head. An initial smoky spiced aroma is shortly followed by a roasted maltiness. Medium-dry and fizzy mouthfeel. A full spectrum of malty flavours! Smoky oak, warming spice of pepper and possibly cinnamon and vanilla! Then a nutty, roasted malt flavour comes through. After all of this there is a certain prickly sourness brought on from hops, giving a well balanced finish. Bottle from Fristo Getränkemarkt, Freising, Germany.
hawanna (3159) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5 l bottle. Best before 20. Jun 13
brown, hazy, minimal head, tan foam
caramel, chocolate, bread, roasty, herbs, earthy, woody, medium sweetness, lightly sour, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, creamy, soft carbonation, lightly bitter aftertaste.
kevnic2008 (11568) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2012 Pours cloudy amber with a white head. Smells stale and fruity. Tastes sweet hoppy and abit stale with a similar finish.
jfb (5785) - Freising, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) pours a clear ruby-brown colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of dark fruit, pale malts, bread dough and cardboard, with a hint of herbal hops and earth. flavour is mostly the same, heavy dark fruit and cardboard, with notes of marzipan and a medium sweetness. watery body with average carbonation.
Bierkrug (2130) - - DEC 28, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml flip-top bottle picked up at Maruhn in Darmstadt, Germany. pours a clear light brown color with a medium off white head. A strong rich aroma malt, grains and caramel. Taste of roasted malts, smoke and dark fruits. Palate is not so smooth but very nice.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber color with an fine beige head. Malty aroma. Good caramel flavor.
jonas (7102) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Chestnut with a bright red shine, low head, only light haze. Berry sweet malt aroma. Slightly fizzy mouthfeel hides the fat fruity malt, good roast, Ok hop aromatics to round it off, nutty retronasal. Chewy mouthfeel once you beat the carbonation out of it. Moreish enough, seved from cask it must be very drinkable indeed.
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - AUG 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown, reddish beer pours with a huge foaming. The beer smells very malty caramelly, slightly sweet, very full-bodied! Starts strong malty, slightly sweet caramelly in the background. Towards the middle part, a pleasant bitter roasted malt aroma is added. Hints of smoke are spreading on the finish. The further course is yeasty-roasty, very strong and full-bodied malty, well balanced sweet and bitter, with a beautiful hint of smoke and roasted malts. Terrific beer!