rodneykm (111) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite dark beers. Nice caramel with some kickin’ hops. Nice after taste.
jb (2187) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well it is a fall color - brown with red/orange highlights. Minuscule head, malty aroma that is doughy with some brown sugar. More of the same in the somewhat candyish, though thin, palate. Okay.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
clear dark brown, whispy head, sweet carmel malt aroma, strong malt flavor, slightly sweet, touch of chocolate, no hop character, just a hint of bitterness in the finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
chadcs (76) - Westminster, South Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Sweet caramel taste, some bitterness at the end but not overly strong. a good regular dunkel beer, I will buy this beer and put it in my fridge.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An easy drinking brew, dark pour, small head, some sweetness, caramel, slight bitterness, watery on the finish, not bad, but not a regular drinker for me.
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty thick yeasty aroma. Hints of caramel. A little thin, but still pleasant on the palette. Fairly dry, malty flavor. Overall not a very bold beer, but very drinkable.
awwshiz (76) - USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a very good beer. Has a great, complex flavor that goes down smoothly.
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/30/07 On Draught at the Seattle International Beerfest. Aroma is Sweet caramel malt forward. Appearance is clean, dark copper with an off-white head. Flavor is sweet malt forward with lots of caramel. Bittering is light with light sourness, oakiness, and alcohol. Mouthfeel is light bodied, crisp, very cleanly made. Overall, an easy drinking brew that does taste freshly made.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Aroma: Lightly sweet roasted malt with notes of brown sugar, bread, and chocolate. Appearance: Dark brown in color and clear. Light khaki head was small and frothy with fair retention. Not much lacing. Flavor: German malt with notes of brown sugar, bread, toasted nuts, and chocolate. Medium-dry finish with some malt flavor carrying over. Palate: Medium bodied. moderate-low carbonation. Overall: This was the first beer I ordered of the night (to try it) and ended up being my beer for the whole session. Nice flavor and easy to drink.
obguthr (3830) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2007
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sold in a green bottle, but was not the least bit skunky. The aroma was of lightly roasted malts, hops, and was a little beefy. Tea coliored pour with a thin off white head. Relatively weak flavor with some hops and roasted grains detectable. Uncooked pasta finish ringed with some lower quality hops, very subdued though.