Turtles (2292) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle @ Base Camp Bottle Shop, Prague. Deep mahogany with a tanned head that lasts for a long time and leaves good lacing. Sweet caramel nose, honey, hay and toffee. Thin and soft mouthfeel, mild carbonated making it really smooth. Sweet caramel taste, earthy and some grassy hops. Sweet finish. Well balanced and drinkable but not really a wow brew.
dnicolaescu (2277) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE 50 CL. Clear deep ruby, big beige head. dark malts with notes of sweetish dark bread, toasted bread, spicy hops. Similar flavour, with a rosty and hoppy bitter finish. A bit too carbonated - would be nice to have a smoother body. Otherwise, a great tmavy.
blackisle (2267) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50cl. Clear deep redbrown color, good frothy tan head, diminishes slowly, light lacing; aroma roasted, sweet malts, dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar; taste light heavy sweet, medium bitter, roasted, caramel, bit sugary; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste sweetbitter, roastiness continues till the finish; decent.
McNeillR (2265) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby amber and decent sandy cap fading head. Cutting sweet and dank maltiness. Initial taste is herby, ashen and lean soapiness. Quite fizzy, quite lean. Brassy bitter finish. Bottle fae BenH fae Czech.
msbernac (2224) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma-caramel, chocolate, cinnamon
Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,
Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish
Furseth (2132) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Cler deep red colour, with a nice head. Aroma of caramel,dark chocolate,coffee,citric and a bit metalic in the end. Flavor is almost the same thin to medium body, thin to medium sweet finish.
Bierkrug (2130) - - JUL 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle in Germany thanks to shrubber85. Pours a very dark red, almost black with a thick tan head that lasts. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel and some smoke. Taste is very smooth throughout with a mild roastiness and hints of chocolate in the malt. Palate is a creamy texture with a well balanced finish. I enjoyed this one.
Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish color with small to average sized tan head. Aroma is sweet and roasty, hints of caramel and malt. Flavor is sweet and roasted malt, hints of toffee. Medium body and carbonation with sweet bitter finish.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample courtesy of The Losh. Very dark oily pour lets in some light creating an ambery hue. Has a moderate beige cap. The nose is very roasty, and hints at coffee and vanilla, with some grassy hops. Sweet, but fairly balanced by floral bittering hops. Medium light body,Long bitter finish with musty like black coffee in the end. A good effort from this brewer.
kingstoni (2008) - FINLAND - JUN 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark amber color, near black. Thin head. Sweet aroma of liquorice, caramel and some hops. Flavors are coffee and roasted malt with minor notes of banana. Dry texture. Slightly bitter finish.