DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2003 Bottled. Reading these other descriptions, I wonder just what was in my bottle. Color was fine, head foamed up but dissipated quickly. I caught a big whiff of sorghum & molasses, like you get when you brew with a dark malt extract. Couldn't find roast malt notes at all. But then the other dark lagers I've tried lately have been very lacking in uniformity, so maybe this is closer to style than I realize. Eminently enjoyable, but not what I expected.
Re-rated; Draft. From the tap it comes off somewhat better; a decent dark roast taste. I think I almost an allergic reaction from the hop nose?
zoucrew102 (1201) - - NOV 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, thanks George999! Sweet caramel malt aroma with bread and toffee notes. Pours dark brown with a thin but retentive tan head with good lacing. Starts with bread malt as well as a bit of hoppiness. Finishes smooth with the sweet caramel and toffee coming through, but not as strongly as the aroma would indicate. Nice beer though.
shrubber85 (9999) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Chocolate malt and fresh hay aroma. Dark chestnut with small head. Sweet molasses/chocolate malt and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Decent.
Travlr (19892) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep amber maroon color, off white head. Aroma of nutty butterscotch. Taste is sweet caramel with a burnt and nutty edge. Tasty.
Bacterial (2712) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour with a slight head. Malty with a slight toasted oat and slightly sweet finish. Reminds me of a typical dark beer in Germany.
Patrickctenchi (5715) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, dark red-brown with a puffy beige head.
Dark bread, caramel aroma.
Taste is toasty, dark bread, caramel malt, a little bitter chocolate.
Really pretty nice.....a mild, everyday dark beer.
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of bread and light caramel. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread and light roastiness with smooth lightly bitter finish.
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown/amber with thin head. Aroma of caramel, toasted and munich malts. Medium/light body, caramel, some fruit esters, and a sweet finish.
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Deep brown body with an off-white head. Malty aroma of caramel, molasses, cookie, nuts. Light floral note. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Mostly sweet malts in the taste, though lingering bitterness helps cut that in the finish. Some raw graininess. Enjoyable.
notalush (5637) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark reddish brown - a solidly made dunkel - roasted nuts, toffee, and dark bread throughout, with balancing a acidity, mild bitterness, and an earthy, leafy character - full, creamy texture - crusty pumpernickel finish - solid.
TXBadger (2379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown is the pour on this one, with off-white colored head. Lots of rich bready notes on the nose. Caramel and bread on the palate. Finishes with just a hint of hops.