FlyingTaco (112) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Original review date 10/20/2008...
Swingtop POPS from one of the funkiest bottles going. 11.2 oz. into a Reidel Extreme Riesling glass.
2 fingers of rye bread head topping a huge root beer body with a little carbonation and a solid seam. Quite impressive.
A little metal off the top but this goes away quickly. Sweet doppelbock/sarsparilla scent. Slight pepper notes accompany this complex concoction. Not your babydaddy’s alt.
Thick, syrupy ups...malt is huge, malty, thick and formidable. Backbone has depth with a peanutty/caramel feel to it.
Hearty malt profile is extremely soothing - virtually no alcohol burn and finish is strong and solid.
Definitely a sipper. Easily drinkable but works best if savoring in small doses. Well-done.
erikaraeb (20) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flavour-heavy with tastes of sweet molasses, yeast, and a touch of licorice. Essentially a german dubbel ale
ironcontra (65) - POLAND - APR 29, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Somewhere between liquid bread and a belgian ale. Good balance between sour (umami?) and understated sweetness. As far as alco, wouldnt even guess it contained any.
wlf (509) - DENMARK - APR 29, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Freistädter; dark brown to black, unclear, with small to medium off-white to brown head; aroma is very sweet malty, caramel, dark malts, plums; taste is very sweet malty, dark malts, yeasty spicy, perfume, alcohol, molasses, herbal hoppy bitter finish; texture is sticky with medium carbonation and thick body
rodbod (339) - Motherwell, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2017
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Good Spirits Co Wine & Beer. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown witha short lived tan froth. Nose is intense malt loaf and fruit cake plus a touch of banana. Taste is treacle toffee, bittersweet. Palate is a little sticky. The alcohol is rather noticeable.
Cristobal37 (1012) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby muddy brown. Yeasty aroma, cherry, brown sugar aroma. Similar to the sticke, but somewhere between a doppelbock and English barley wine. Raisins, cognac, cherry, nice really tasty brew. Best Uerige hands down.
kapusil (1359) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 6, 2017
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33l bottle thanks to Cristobal37. Clear dark amber body with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, orange zest, raisins and cloves. Taste of toast, orange zest, caramel, raisins, roasted malts and floral hops. Great beer.
nihtila (3440) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Great Grog fair. Dark reddish brown. Nose is almost like malt extract. Tastes very malty, sweet caramel, some fruitiness, almost knocking on barley wines doors.
bastarda (489) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
kindly given by Impuritylaw, thanks a lot! at a blind tasting, I would have guessed this was a British Ale, with its nose of dark caramel, dark fruits and herbal hops and its malty body with rum raisin hints and quite some residual sweetness. Unique in this scenario is the dry finish and the moderate bitterness that is building up towards the finish and in aftertaste. A great beer I would absolutely drink again.
vinivini (1973) - Gomel, BELARUS - MAR 9, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muddy chestnut brown. White head. Big caramel, bread, nuts, prunes, esters on nose. Medium to full body. Rich maltiness on taste. Big prune. Light bitterness. Delicious. Perfect
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
bubblehouse (1460) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good aroma and also a very distinct taste to it. Not my favorite style but well made.