thirdeye11 (5336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle dated 12-4-2003 thanks to blutt59) Seems I like this more than everyone else! Clear medium deep brown with a ring of khaki bubbles. Nose of sweet chocolate syrup, cream, mild moss and mustiness as well as old books. Taste of toasted bread, chocolate malt, slightly thin body with a chocolaty finish.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(500ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a hazy deep amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of raisins, dusty/dirt, metal, chocolate, caramel, old books, and a clogged garbage disposal of decaying meat and veggies. Flavor of caramel, chocolate, cherries, and noticeable oxidation.
mar (4463) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. poured a deep amber/brown with a cream head. nose is big caramel, bready malts, and dried fruits. decent on the palate, flavor is bready malts, caramel, light hops, and a not so carbonated finish.
blutt59 (5868) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2003 bottle, via trade with tgncc, new country, dark brown with a still creamy caramel and nuts aroma, flavors of creamy chocolate, walnuts, moss, this held up well for +7 years
douglas88 (5114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle thanks to tgncc, thanks Tom. Pours a dark and opaque brown/red color with a medium beige head. The aroma is sweet chocolate malts and yeast. The flavor is nice; biscuit, sweet fruity (cherries) malts, light milky chocolates. A good brew.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma of fruit, malts, some bread, like a dopplebock almost. The appearance is a deep opaque red, almost brown in color, off-white head. The flavor is fruity, chocolate, malty. The finish is light noble hops. Medium in body, maybe a tad on the thin side. Surprisingly good.
hopscotch (8362) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle... Pours murky and cola-colored with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. Smells malty and estery with overtones of maple syrup and dried plum and an afterthought of cocoa. Light-bodied and watery with fizzy carbonation. Very well-balanced with essences of dark raisin, cocoa and dried plum, but it’s fairly boring overall. Short, crisp, mostly clean finish.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a nice color of ruby/brown. The fizzy tan head quickly fades. Chocolaty aroma. Also has some maple, tobacco, and roasted caramel. Light body feel, though the flavor has nice malt character. The bottle I had had evident sign of oxidation, but it was still decent. Light hints of raisins, along with chocolate. The finish has a hint of roast, and a mild bitterness. A surprisingly decent Dunkel from an obscure country.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a rather unusual find. I had no idea it originated in Georgia or that Georgia had any breweries capable of export. Pours a dark brown with a thin ring of bubbles around the glass. Smells of toffee, sugar, yogurt, some vegetal qualities, and hints of cocoa. Taste is of chocolate milk, nuts, some dark fruit and a lingering earthy hop or two. Mouthfeel is watery but tingly. The finish on this one is peppery with some lingering weird processed chocolate.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a copper-brown iced tea color, topped by a good two inches of creamy and rocky beige foam. The head dies back slowly, but leaves only minimal lacing. A mild sweet-tart candy fruitiness in the aroma.
Lots of dry toasted malt up front, with some fruity sweetness. Less of the same in the middle, and then even less fruit in the finish. However it does provide a dry chocolatey earthiness in the finish. An oddly musty hop presence in the aftertaste. Medium body, good carbonation. An okay beer, nothing more.