scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2002
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice malty nose. The flavor seemed rather thin with a smokey taste predominant. Beer may have been old, noting a metallic taste that diminished as I took a few sips.
jazz88 (2628) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A dark brown color with an off-white head. It has an aroma of toasted malt and caramel. The flavor is understated yet is initially sharp with burnt caramel. The aftertaste is pleasant, leaving a grainy and malty after glow.
igneous1 (1524) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
deep amber color, head is creamy but a little thin. the head did last though. pretty thin flavor..little bit of a bitter finish
Panzuriel (1558) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark brownish-reddish liquid. Almost no head. Good roasted malt aroma. Slight bitter hints of scent. Sweet and creamy taste at first mellowing and lingering with a nice wheat toasty aftertaste. Good texture.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a pretty great example of the style. capital continues to amaze me.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
creamy candle colored head rides proudly uptop the brew like a rolls royce hood ornament. it’s a medium brown pour, cedar reddish tones. intricate lace--so much so i thought i could discern the effigy of elvis (the young one) on the glass, but by the time i’d fetched the camera it had morphed into nothing more than a silly bunny. fresh, nutty malt aroma, touch of woody spice and a stray vapor of anise. completely different than the beck’s dark that proceeded it down my gullet: less floral but more smooth. sweet and whole wheat bready, hops wave demurely from the back row; not a "huge" beer, but nice.
stephen (308) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance and head retention are great, however I find the taste and asroma to be dominated by malt and metallic/mineral combined flavors. Perhaps I’m drinking this one too cold? Warming up - I’m starting to taste the chocolate and a slightly roasted aftertaste. A pretty good beer but not he fines dark beer brewed in America.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, walnut-colored brew with large stable off-white head. Nose caramel, roasted grain, and a bit of baked apples. I didn’t find the flavor as "balanced" as some of you; seems heavily malty without a lot of hops either in the front or back; but I’m more of a malt-man and don’t mind. "German" richness and sweetness very evident, somewhat bock-like, with a warming finish. Good effort from this above-average cheesehead brewery!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark bronze color emphasizes the rich malt character hidden within. Very well balanced with subtle hop aroma. If I had an Oktoberfest celebration, I would have to include this beer.
Blatz King (150) - Whitewater, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
i was very impressed with this beer. It was very tasty and refreshing. It almost reminded me a little bit of calumet dark. Not quite though.