BigDogLiquor (31) - Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a excellent seasonal. I really enjoyed the blend used in creating this. It was almost as if it had more of the fall, Christmas style aroma than a typical Oktoberfest beer.
MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
We had this beer at the 2013 Tops of the Hops in Biloxi, MS. Our friend Chris hated it and immediately dumped it out. I liked it. It had a caramel color but a chocolately taste.
Nosambee (2) - Malvern, Arkansas, USA - SEP 13, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I enjoyed this brew overall. Diamond Bear had a tasting session at a local liquor store (Celebrations Wine and Spirits) in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. I’m not going to break it down by color, head, lacing, etc. I’ll just say that it is a flavorful beer that was well worth the money in many aspects. I had tried a few other brews of Diamond Bear’s in the past and all were acceptable, but this one was exceptional IMPO. I don’t want to tout it as being the best I’ve had, but its definitely worth a try.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GABF, new State! Pours a nice looking deep copper with a fluffy head that lasts. Nose is crisp and fresh, nice bready notes and some spicy noble hops. On taste, much hoppier than anticipated, really nice bitterness that verges toward a dark pilsner. Lots of bready melanoidins and spicy hop flavors. Very decent beer.
handsomejn (72) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank the 2008 version at the brewery on tap and in the bottles I brought home. Medium rich on the palate, pours a nice copper color with a modest head and some lacing. I really liked the aftertaste, both on the palate and in the nose. The mild hop bite at the end is the thing that sets this one apart. Very nice. Best year so far for Diamond Bear.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with a thin white head. Smells malty and sweet. Tastes biscuity with a nice breaddy finish.
popery (1599) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a bright amber-brown with a rocky off-white head. The aroma is mostly caramel with an earthy yeast tone and an herbal hoppiness. The malt has a tasty German character. It’s a bit nutty. It’s mildly sweet with a drying finish and a gentle hop bite. There’s a lot of nice German flavor bouncing around. Easy to drink and fairly refreshing. Mouthfeel is pretty standard. Average carbonation. A bit slick. This is a surprisingly tasty beer, particularly for one that I was mostly looking forward for the state tick. It’s got some nice, authentic German flavor and a nicely balanced tone.
Caytinator (998) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap. In my opinion, the best beer from Diamond Bear I’ve had. Dull copper color, clear, no real head or lacing...Nice aroma. Malty, caramel-tastin’, little bite. I’m partial to the style, I like this one lots! The sweetness at the end is nice, too.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber red, beige, dirty white, rocky head. Aroma is some grassy, herbal spiciness, typical bread, toast and caramel. Taste is buttery caramel, toasty with a good grassy hop bite in the finish.
yespr (34303) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is breadish and dry caramelish. Breadish and roasted flavoured. Dry malty and bitter. Dry finish.