madmitch76 (18998) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11th October 2008. GABF. Clear dark brown beer. Nicely balanced toffeeish malt with just a hint of hops. Smooth silky finish.
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Hop Devil, NYC. Black color, small brown head. Roasted malt aroma, chocolate and licorice. Malty flavor, some fruits, some licorice and cocoa.
bhensonb (12750) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Very dark brown color with garnet notes. Multi-finger beige head. Nice aromas of spicy hop and dark fruit. Medium body with very vigorous carbonation. Tastes of brown sugar, burnt caramel, and some low level spice. Makes the mouth tingle. Finishes brown sweet, but not sickly so, the burnt malt bittering a mediation. Still think there is spice, but can’t pin that down. It is a very tasty lager.
argo0 (12433) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, thanks artusory) Clear brown-red body, small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, brown sugar, plum. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some chocolate, plum. Soft medium-full body.
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draft) Pours a dark brown body with small creamy tan head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, and coffee. Flavor of roasted malt, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, and toasted bread.
Tmoney99 (12217) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured dark clear brown hue with an average frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted malty aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate sweet toasted malt flavor with a light bitter alcohol tone finish of average duration.
Ratman197 (11512) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at my house poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head and light lacing. Aromas of burnt carmel, raisin, plum and molasses. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, molasses, raisin and light plum with a smooth lingering bittersweet fruity finish.
Lubiere (11373) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep dark brown bock with a thick lacing brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with molasses, dark plums, light cherry acidity, very nice. In mouth, a smooth grassy and acidic bock with ground cherries, light peaty dak malt, light lactic acids, nice. Bottle about 3 years old.
BeerandBlues2 (10908) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2008. Pours dark brown with a large, creamy, light brown head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (herbs), average yeast (dough, meat) with notes of dates and apple. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
black, fine tan head, light sweet aroma, creamy body, rich sweet dark caramel malt flavor, some nice chocolate shows up after a while, very light balancing bitterness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20