BFergus (14) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first drink ever at Merlin’s in Mpls on tap. This Beer is almost impossible to find elsewhere.
Kristall-König (2726) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 21, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Geruch hopfig, leicht-würzig mit schwacher Malznote. Antrunk süßlich-malzig. Mitte säuerlich und süßmalzig. Würzmalziger Abschluß. Geht so.
scarletfire65 (1320) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Kasey’s Tavern in Chicago. Nitro. Cloying malt aroma. Caramel and biscuity malts up front. Ultra creamy palate. Hint of sweet hickory smoke. Just a bit of bittering hops on the finish. Light bodied and one dimensional.
strap (721) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can. Reddish tint with a thick off white head. Light feel with a hint of spices yet lightly hopped. Some caramel and a tinge of sweetness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerViking (3982) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, bright red-brown with a thick foam, nutty toffee and spice nose, sweetish and slightly syrupy, with a lightly dusty finish.
Kelsei (8) - Curitiba, BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
copper color, foam is not persistent, low training and duration.
The palate follows the caramel aroma, and alcohol and barely noticeable, and leaving an aftertaste with a very slight bitterness.
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
nephirem (162) - CROATIA - APR 30, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
5.2% ABV version.
Pours a clear amber color with small, short lasting white head. Smell is a bit like your average lager.
Medium body with smooth and oily texture. Medium carbonation. Taste is balancing between bitter and sour, with sourness coming through mostly in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a bit dry. It is somewhat lacking in aroma department, not coming through good enough. Water / beer ratio should be reversed, so to speak. However, there are some hints of caramel, nuts and spices. A bit grassy aftertaste with a long and dry finish.
Overall, a bit mediocre but not bad. Could be better, tho.
BeerRenter76 (719) - Texas, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally rated on 9/8/08. Belhaven delivers a solid brew with this ale, a nice looking brown body, ample head. Smoky malts with hints of nuts, mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Overall a pretty good beer.
rjplumer (971) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nutty malt aroma. Clear light copper bod topped with a one finger fine foamed head. Smooth nutty roasted malt taste.
jcnielsen (3129) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2016 Bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Caramel, malty, sweet aromas. Caramel, toffee, malty flavors. Pretty good stuff.