Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAY 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This had a very solid mouthfeel and a distinct balance between biscuit and alcohol notes. It was also strangely fruity, like the brown, except this time I got vague hints of banana out of it.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Translucent dark brown, nice malts with some roasty notes present but is light on the palate.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a rich brown lager with a thin white head. It has a faint hops aroma that is almost buried under the malt that eminates from this beer. This beer tastes well enough on its own, but pair it with some lightly spicy food and hold on! The beer comes alive. The sweetness is more pronounced, and the ability of this beer to cleanse the palate is simply amazing.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours with an amber brown body topped by a medium thick head with some lace. Sweet malty aroma with some fruity notes. Slightly sweet malty flavor wtih licorice notes and a hont of fruit. Medium bodied and smooth.
Nuffield (3612) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A mild beer on the whole. Attractive palate, perhaps inevitable with the malts, but not stunning by flavor.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 6, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper colour. Toasty malt flavour. Clean and smooth, with some bittering towards the finish. A bit chocolatey in the middle. A solid dunkel and the best of the Church Brew Works beers that I tried.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 26, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear brown body, minimum creamy white head. Aroma is sweet caramel. Taste is sweet, some caramel, a bit of roastiness sneaks in. Medium body. I seem to be in the minority here, but I was very unimpressed by this one.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweetly roasted toffee/coffee malts with a surprisingly nice hop goin' on. Good lacing, and I liked the brown color.
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh my! What a nice beer. Very good roasted taste and smell, but the hops are not overpowered by it.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20