blipp (7093) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Lighter sweet malts, some toasted grainy notes, toffee, and light earthy notes. Pretty good.
jtclockwork (11061) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Blipp’s surprise tasting. Pours dark brown. Small off white head. Nose and taste of lightly roasted barley and malt, caramel and sweet malt. Medium body.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Brian’s suprise birthday tasting. Pours clear amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel. Taste of sweet malts and some nuttiness and a fairly clean finish.
jcnielsen (2691) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle in Iowa City. Thanks to adnielsen for sharing. Pours a medium brown color with white head. Toffee, slight roasty, nutty flavors. Pretty standard but uninspired dunkel.
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Holiday Inn Iowa City picked up @ John’s Grocery. Pours a bit hazy burnt orange appearance with a cream colored head. Big caramel, a touch herbal/woody, light toffee, toasty malty aroma. A bit thin. Slightly fruity, mild caramel, a bit nutty flavor. Alright.
BVery (8075) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper amber pour with a smaller off white head. Caramel, bread, a bit earthy, and just a touch of hop. Not bad.
vyvvy (4738) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Repeal of Prohibition fest 2013 at Schlafly Bottleworks - Pours clear nutty brown with a beige head. The aroma has nutty malt, smooth lager yeastiness, spicy hops and a nice raw graininess. It has a medium smooth body with a good amount of carbonation. The flavor starts rough for a lager (in a good way) with earthy / spicy hops, nuts and toasty malt. The finish has more spice and earth. Comes across more like an ale than a lager on the taste. Quite enjoyable.
sthlm (1255) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Pours reddish brown with a small beige head. When cold, the taste is a little abrasive with some poorly integrated ash. That fades as it warms, with more cherry, malt, and some dustiness. Reminds me of New Glarus OEP with the malt, but definitely not nearly as enjoyable. Quite thin, finish length is average. Overall, not a bad beer, but odd, and didn’t really work for me.
jmohno (1286) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark copper/bronze.Not much head with even a heavy pour from a bottle.
Smells nice some sweet malt,light fruit,spice.toast,raison toffee.Almost oatmeal raison cookie like.Butter/bready.
Taste is same with cinnomy spice crispness.mild fruit/a bit more carmelly.chocolate and light smooth roast. Some cherry notes in sweet caramel flavor. Some nuttiness also that I didnt really notice from before.Thought I liked this better on tap,but now seeing why I remember why I liked it on tap from before. I almost want to say its like a good nutbrown ale yet a smooth dunkel lager.
jandd1983 (3214) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at the Schlafly ROP 2013. It poured a dark amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was of toffee with some chocolate highlights. The taste was mild and slightly chocolatey. Decent.