mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
reddish brown, big beige head. aroma of yeast, caramel, mild chocolate and roasted malt. some fruitiness and cady flavour with more roastiness with a nice bitter finish balanced between hop and earth. quite nice
heykevin (1269) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby amber, nice inviting sweet malt aroma. Smooth clean lager flavor with nice balancing hops, with some spicy malt flavors. Excellent dunkel. mmmmmmmm...
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy deep brown/plum hue. Sweet dark fruit nose. Smooth, velvet body, plum, kalamata olive, lively, yeasty, finishing effervescent and almost dry. Very nice.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to CaptainCougar for this beer.
Poured a dark effrevescent mahogany with a fizzy off-white head. Rich sweet aroma of chocolate, molasses, and nuts. Taste is slightly sweet and heavy on caramel and molasses. The nutty character is there but doesn’t seem quite as prevalent as it is in the aroma. Slick body. An enjoyable dunkel.
MaBeer1972 (1148) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is quickly becoming my favorite style. This brew is a wonderful deep mohagony color with nice frothy head out of the bottle. (Not as dark as the photo there). The aroma is most pleasant and nutty. The flavor is smooth and nutty. Not overly sweet at all. Malts rule here, but the Hallertauers add a nice bite at the end.
BigBeer45 (1131) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, I cannot find a date on the label or bottle, pours a hazy (with some murkiness) ruby with brown edges, has a tan head of varied bubbles, head disappears to a ring after a few moments, head is foamy with some large bubbles floating around, bottom of the bottle was covered with dark sediment, big aroma of rich dark bread and a sweetness that surrounds it, there is some chocolate, brown sugar, prominent dark bread aroma throughout, some earthiness and grass aromas, nose is very nice on this beer, flavor of dark bread and faint chocolate, surrounded in a sweetness that continues, there is some hop bitterness that plays at the finish, caramel in the background, nice mouth feel which is medium or so, with a medium or less carbonation, a nice drink, I recommend it.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[bottle at LCRBM] Aroma is roasted and sweet, caramel. medium bodied, bitter finish.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2002
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
This is the worst beer that I have ever tasted in my entire life and I think this is the 222 beer that I have tried. It smelled and tasted like vomit...I hope that I had a bad bottle so that I can justify its rancidness.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear reddish body, rising carbonation, medium head. I do get the strawberries in the nose. Malty, not particularly sweet, with just a touch of bitterness in the finish. Very nice.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 1, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful ruby color with billowing head and lasting lace. Malt has spice, graininess, chocolate, fruitiness. Very complex, with hops in wonderful balance. My favorite dunkel.