DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of mild malt and toffee, very dark brown, small tan head. Pleasant malt taste, slight molasses and caramel too. Sweet, light bodied, bitter finish. Quite nice, I’d rate it higher but it didn’t meet the style. Thanks joey_capps, a new country, yaaay!
ABUSEDGOAT (2159) - California, USA - MAR 6, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2005 Had this one pretty drunk, but finishes sweet. Overall the flavor seemed too offensive.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - NOV 10, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown color, nice head. Light aroma of malt, caramel, vanilla. Very sweet, with caramel, roasted malt, light smokey note. Quite sweet finish. Simple but pleasant.
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - SEP 13, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
way to sweet for me, hue was dark, reminded me of coke, had almost no head. strong roasty/coffee aroma, w/ some hints of chocolate, as well for the taste... was smooth, but too sweet, wasn’t able to finish this.
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - SEP 13, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer was a little too sweet for my liking, but it was also pretty smooth. It poured a dark brown w/ a small tan head, and had a sweet malty aroma, almost like coffee. Flavor was malty, coffeeish, but too sweet.
Zodanga (26) - Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mocha type smell but also sorta the typical "warm beer smell" even though I wasn’t drinking it warm. Taste is very smooth but too sweet. It tastes fine if you like sweet stuff though. Goes down as smooth as it tastes. Different - Not bad
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 11, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
An opaque darkness; oscuro. This beer has a nice malty, roasted flavor and nose. It may be a bit too sweet though. However, it’s not bad at all. I would even venture to call it good if you can get a fresh sample served on the cooler side for a beer this dark.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown, opaque with a small tan head that lingers and leaves some lacing. Dark malty roasty aroma, some grass and coffee with hints of prune. Flavor is wow, sweet, sweet, sweet - dopplebockish - dark fruits and toast. Dessert like and one dimensional. Full body and fairly flat character with mild carbonation.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black color, tan thick head with decent lacing. The aroma very roasty with tons of fruity caramel. The flavor is very sweet with a mellowed roasty body and sweet mild finish. The sweetness is very up front but the roast just balancs it perfectly. This was a nice surprise! I was expecting another pale lager. I really liked the sweetness at the time, could have been my mood. Picked this up at a corner grocery store in Bellevue, ID.
wvernon1981 (21) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2004
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer if you like a sweeter beer. Dark body, medium roasted flavor, smooth taste and pallate. I definitely recommend it.