5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a deep red with brown hues, small white pancake batter like head, light carbonation, with spotty lacing. Malty & biscuity aroma. Slight prune & caramel. Malty/Biscuity on the tongue.   Medium body and mouthfeel.   Finishes with minor burnt malts, with very slight dark pitted fruit.   Not bad.
Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, dark red beer with a smooth and cool cut for a dunkel. There’s just a hint of nuttiness, but this is a excellent smooth drinker. Yummy.
Ernest (6013) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head is average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (bread, nuts, caramel), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic. Pretty good flavor balance (read: quaffability), but the aroma and richness just aren’t there. A little metallic. Decent, but unremarkable.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I like it. Unique, though. I like the malty German hoppy and slightly fruity nose. Not like most lagers I’ve had.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A medium thick offwhite head rests atop a deep red-brown body with some lace clanging to the glass. The aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel and slight sour/bitter notes. The flavor is also sweet and malty with notes of caramel. A slightly bitter hoppy note lingers into the finish. Medium bodied, slightly oily and a touch warming.
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
medium darkness, slight smell of malt, bitter taste, a slight sour taste, easy to drink, I think I will drink this again but not run to drink it.....
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
rootbeer ruby color with a small bubbled if bubbled at all head. malty molasses burnt raison, even kinda barley in the head. Damn does this ever tast like a barley, got some candid plums and raisons here. not so good a finish, kinda skunked.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great appearance, coppery brown with good lasting head. Not much in the way of aroma, some light malt sweetness, a tiny tang of something sour, that is about it. Good mouthfeel. Flavor is lightly fruity, some gentle malt sweetness, maybe toffee, just enough hops to balance. OK, not spectacular.
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice reddish copper with a TALL, firm, reddened head. Translucent body. Nose is European hops, malt, and caramel or toffee. There is a malt laden surprise awaiting your tongue with this. More caramel notes abound. Light hop presence. Crisp clean flavor and mouthfeel. Excellent dunkel!
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 25, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild hoppy malt, caramel chocolate aromas.Dark reddish brown appearance.Medium hoppy chocolate malt,caramel flavors.Mild chocolate,hop finish.Balanced and easy drinking.