George999 (373) - Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle, the pour is cloudy with a medium to dark dirty brown. The head is white with slight brown overtones. The head also remains present on the beer after a minute and more. The aroma is malts, hops, and wheat. The taste is rich initially, there’s a soy sauce and malt flavor and a sweetness in the back end of the beer. The finish more sweet with a good combination backbone. The mouthfeel is medium.
cmacklin (813) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a medium, frothy, long lasting, beige head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of wheat malt, caramel, banana, yeast and light clove. Sweet flavour of wheat malt, caramel, light fruit, yeast and clove with a smooth, dry finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Ok.
Wombata (618) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Light coffee, wheat, yeast.
Flavor: Smooth coffee, grain, "graham cracker" and milk chocolate, yeast. Finishes with moderate bitterness and very clean.
Comment: A good drinker with plenty of flavor. Sessionable.
ogre71 (300) - Utah, USA - AUG 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not really a fan of dark ale’s, but this one was a surprise. Its a nice dark heff good flavor not to strong very drinkable no lingering after taste.
wil2scully (1) - Sandy, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious brew. I’m not a huge Hef lover, but this dark version is worth the calories!
Iphonephan (6042) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz bottle in Gardiner MT. Pours a clear cola brown with an ecru head. Smooth and tasty on a warm summer day.
bartzluke (595) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz pour from refrigerated bottled into a shaker pint. Dark brown and mostly opaque with a muted white head. Medium body leaning on the lighter side. Interesting balance of caramel and banana notes. Roasty. Closer to a dry porter than a hefe, I’d say, but I can see the hefe qualities. A little bit of clove hidden in there under all the caramel and dark malts.
Beerdedone (3215) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a fluffy beige head. Aroma of yeast, clove and wheat. Flavor was malty sweet with caramel, toasted wheat, banana, yeast and cloves.
Willikers8 (1) - Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is hands down my favourite beer. I;m not one for the technical aspects of beer, but the dark, sultry aroma and equally dark appearance make this beer delicious before the first taste. It runs smooth and somewhat thick over the tongue and leaves behind a pleasant aftertaste that goes well with meaty foods. I bring this with me camping and out for BBQs regularly, though now that I live outside of Montana it is unfortunately difficult to find.
Darkmagus82 (2253) - - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a burnt orange-red mahogany color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a slightly burnt wheat bread smell with a strong showing of yeast. There is a little bit of a banana and a bit of a coriander and clove smell as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a caramel and wheat bread taste with a bit of roasted malt mixed within. Some dark fruit flavors are there as well, along with some of the banana that was detected in the nose. Other light coriander flavors come to the taste later in the profile, and with the other flavors, ends up leaving a rather smooth, darkened wheaty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is average. For the wheat and darker flavors of the brew the feel is rather nice and with its carbonation level it makes for a very easy drinker.
Overall – A pretty nice drinker overall with a good blend of wheaty and darker flavors all while keeping a good drinkability.