BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Amber hue with fading off-white fizzy head and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of caramel malting, pumpernickel bread, smoked sausage, light spice, earthy yeast esters. The taste starts lightly fruity and spicy (juniper berry, prune, and pear) with a moderate caramel sweetness to follow. Some light bitterness and smoky qualities on the finish. The feel is lively and crisp initially then bready on the finish. Overall it is good, but still lack some punch. Quaffable and worth trying.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
After being nearly blown away by their dunkelweizen, I had to try this one and wasn’t disappointed. Pours ruby red to near brown with a frothy white head that lasts. Smells of plums and figs. Tastes of cherries with some strong misc. fruitty elements I couldn’t quite place.
Rastacouere (6159) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish amber, very cloudy. The head that forms a top of it looks like the top of the rocky mountains, in the clouds mind you. Intricately fruity nose surprises me because of its syrupy edge that I somehow associate with a purple aroma, some flower I’m not familiar with. The fruit top ground is sleeping in a yeast pillow, it might be old for it shows more musty character than I’d expected even from such a yeasty line. Light caramel and damp earth catch into the floral hallertau to bring out weird oregano and grapes flavours, branches included, pretty vegetal in fact. The first thing I think of when sipping (and it might be pure hazard with this beer) is blood oranges. Growing on you tart character, earthy, dry and fruity, a few grapes were left in the old attic of the country house you just bought. Apples, pears, cherries etc. Fun beer, I want more by the end of the glass. Fairly light bodied still, though fully carbonated. One of those mysterious beers that I’d need to have 2-3 of before figuring out how I feel about them. Is this really brewed with regards to the 1516 purity law?
PorterPounder (6145) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jax Package Store, Sandy Springs, Ga. - 1 Pint .9 oz bottle. Murky, caramel colored pour with an almost too thick khaki-colored head - almost a distraction. Not much of an aroma, a trace of nuts perhaps, a wisp of chocolate. Some molasses and maple syrup in the flavor, not overly flavorful or exciting. Mouthfeel is a tad thin and the finish is a bit on the metallic side.
jonas (6081) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Subtle toffee and aromatic hop aroma.
Crimsom coloring and a creamy tanned head.
Honeyish malt, roasted chocolaty notes blanketaed with a herbal and flowery hop profile.
Medium to light body, sparkly mouthfeel.
Nice, must be really good fresh.
Braudog (5999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cooked caramel aroma on a dark red beer. Light-bodied with a caramel-sugar-alcohol sense with slight roastiness. Smooth with little carbonation.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
No#42. I suppose not all the beers can be great, but i am a big fan of dunkels normally. Aroma is feet. Taste is sour bitter feet, normally these wouldnt bother me too much but i cant deal with it today, not like this.
Pailhead (5589) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Very malty aroma with lots of caramel and some chocolate. Pours a very hazy orangish-brown with a minimal head. Some sediment. Initial taste is sweet with lots of caramel and then finishes a little bitter. Leaves a smokey aftertaste. As the beer warms a chocolate flavor starts to come thru.
egajdzis (5551) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish copper color with a large off white head. Sweet musty caramel, toffee, butterscotch aroma, which was also slightly spicy. Nice balance of malt and hops, nothing special there. Light carbonated mouthfeel, very slick. Roasted chocolate finish.
Strykzone (5503) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hopefully this is the beer I am drinking. Pour is dark brown with red and a nice smooth tan head. Aroma is rich sweet malt. Flavor is also full of that malt. Notes of yeast, cloves, and banana, as well. Some caramel. The occasional prickly feel. Finish offered a bit of chocolate but was muddled. Still, a sweet and rich beer that was so easy to drink. Well done.