daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF. Brown pour, tan head. Nice roasty, suede leather, coffee aroma. Flavor is light, roasty, toasty, some leather, coffee, faint hops.
BeerandBlues2 (10608) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2011. Pours opaque with a medium, fizzy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is leather yeast, roast malt, dark fruits and earthy hops. Flavor is earthy malt, light hops, leather yeast and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
drjay44 (2895) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2011 Draft at the Brewery. Pours a thin beige head, over a dark brown (SRM 30) light hazy body.....nose is roasted malts, with cocoa, chocolate dominating, with a bit of cereal...taste is big roasted malts, again with cocoa, chocolate dominating, later light hop spice arrives, dry throughout....mouth feel is medium, carbonation on the low side of medium. I think this hits the style right on. Which is, a lager with rich malts, lighter but present hops. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7