jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-white-amber. A-raost-med malt, fruit. T-roast-med malt, nutty, some fruit. hops.
BeerandBlues2 (9093) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy/hazy brown with a medium, frothy light beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is plastic, green apple (acetaldehyde), lightly toasted malt, nutty malt, and dates. Flavor is lightly tart dark fruits, light roasted malt notes with some diacetyl, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
NielsenRatings (8273) - 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.
jtclockwork (7110) - , 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.
crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This one didn’t deliver for me. I love dunkels and spent a few months living in Munich, but this was a step under.
rosenbergh (6096) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 fl oz bottle. From Iowa. A big thank you goes to John M.
Clear amber colour with a small white head.
Sweet malt aroma with mild bitterness.
The flavour is hops, mild bitterness, lots of sweetness and toasted malt.
Nothing really wrong with this one.
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, 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.
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, 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.
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the brewpub in McGregor, Iowa. Pours a clear copper amber brew with an average creamy off-white head that slowly dissipates to a thin white ring and some spotty lacing. Aroma is malty with scents of caramel malt, some toffee, a hint of chocolate and some honey. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with flavors of mostly caramel, toffee, some dark bread crust and a hint of chocolate. Finish is smooth, creamy with a short aftertaste of caramel malt.
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewpub. Medium copper colored body with a yellow khaki head. The aroma was toffee and biscuits. There was also some black tea. The taste was sweetened black tea with some ginger hints. Caramel was also hiding.