DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle into snifter. A truly delicious beer, that I suggest anyone should try!
Furseth (1904) - Kungšlv, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear dark red/cobbery colour, with a nice creamy head. Aroma is dominated of sweet maltynes citrus, flowery. Flavor had a nice sweet caramelly mouthfeeling,dark chocolate, medium body, medium dry fruity finish. Nice
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Dunkler Bock, RB? Really? Huh. I think schwarzbier is a much better fit, but okay. The category isnít really that important for this unusual brew. It pours black with a lasting tan head that laces well. The aroma is of roast malt with notes of pine and citrus hops. The flavor includes well hopped bitterness and full bodied roast malt with roast and hop tastes lingering in the finish. Well done!
SanfordBrewer (1369) - Sanford, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
opaque mahogany with a dense tan head; full body with medium-high carbonation.
aroma: sweet dark malt, fruity alcohol esters, leafy hops, and hints of smoke and molasses.
taste: leafy hops and dark coffee-ish malt; with notes of cola, molasses, and burnt fruit cake.
i would prefer more caramel and chocolate malts, to give a fuller, rounder malt character.
BeerSkull (1070) - SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hops aromatic smell and taste which otherwise mainly is comprised of roasted malt, but there are also tints of dark chocolate. A nice beer!
MikeKeller (670) - Kemi, FINLAND - AUG 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Opaque black colour with off-white head. Magnificent aroma of roasted malts and hops. Taste is very bitter with roasted malts coming second, long aftertaste. Oily mouthfeel. Great stuff!
EithCubes (4413) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Nose of smooth, dulcet chocolate tones, velvety. Coke pour with a creamy, lacing light brown head. Taste is dry and heavily roasty, ash and light tar and tobacco leaf, bitter with only a touch of sweetness. Hop prickling and warmth in the throat, no fruitiness or floral spikes, but that noble hop grip is there. Medium body is extra soft. Essentially a chocolate-and-cocoa porter. Clean and enjoyable, not going to have it again.
Damico (2211) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours chestnut black with a nice lacey tan head on top. The aroma is sweet and roasted malts with a bit of booze. Unfortunately with a year on the beer the hops have been lost. The body is crisp and clean from the lagering yeast with nice roasted malt flavors. It is very smooth and just a tad creamy.
AWISLguy (915) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Brennanís Brookfield (the Brennanís Oconomowoc did not have it). Pours cola dark brown with ruby highlights. Aroma is rum raisin and cocoa powder. Faintly roasted malts. Taste is caramel, raisins, some chocolate. Some thickness. Finishes medium strength with a touch of alcohol. I am a big Uff Da/Anchor Bock fan, and this is different than those but is nice in its own way.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on tap at 1702, Tucson; May 2011
brown tinged, 1-finger, dark tan head, awesome staying power, very tight and creamy lots of layered lacing. deep brown, burnt amber, not quite black color, lightly hazed, rich concentrated amber-brown in light. dark roast malt touches with pine and citrus hops. chocolate notes, clean dark malt, at times rivals hops. quite fruity smelling, berry and citrus.
first sip is creamy, citrusy, light burn caramel richness, spicy alcohol and bitter hops. med body, chewy and sweet, somewhat sipper. rich chocolate body, big maltiness, burnt prune even. bitterness in finish from touches of burnt malt, but mostly from clean hop bite. hoppy at first, but malt plays more and more as work my way through, always hop dominated, but smooth somehow.
good, even tasty, though not knock your socks off.