BVery (5135) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cola-colored pour with a smaller soapy white head. Aroma of caramel malt and dark fruit. Palate is pretty thin. Taste is also dark fruit/fig and malt. Pretty good. Based on some of the recent ratings, I wonder if there’s some quality control issues with this one - the bottle I had was really pretty decent, and I didn’t get any of the metallic/skunk elements others spoke of.
IPAsavedMYlife (340) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Structurally, this beer is well put together. Nice color, much like brown ale, medium darkness. Can see through it. Head is nice and creamy and the bottle which seems to be showing its age, still had plenty of head. The aroma is not great. There’s a good amount of metaillic smell to this one. What’s left is honey notes and some roasted barley. Light mouthfeel, light roasting flavor, more honey and generous metallic flavor. Ends very metallic. I don’t think this is a good example... it really seems as though the beer is just too old. That or I got the first bottle ever brewed from 1378.
Fratto (2443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Cavie. Dark pour with a small head. Aroma is chocolate and gym socks. Taste is not bad, chocolate, a little roasted, and slight ash.
Cavie (3549) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle courtesy drowland. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a foamy off white colored head. Aroma is syrupy, sticks, and some stale notes. Flavor is woody, stale malts, leaves and odd finishes. Not great.
freeofthoughts (595) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark copper brown with off white head. a little smell of caramel, bread and dark fruits. Taste is not much different with all of those pronounced and the darker grains and fruit in finish. A taste of kiwi in finish added a nice and surprising twist.
drowland (5693) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8/21/11. Goofy shaped 11.2oz bottle. Brown pour, lots of red under light, with a big creamy tan head that cuts in half but lasts. Roasted caramel aroma with toffee and biscuits, unfortunately tainted by skunk. Decent flavor of caramel, medium toast malt, and toffee... but also a touch of skunk. The toasted caramel aspect really comes out. Not bad.
Pinball (10136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear amber, smooth offwhite head.
malty, caramelly, bitter arom.a. slightly sweet syrupty bitter note (dark fruits, rasins?).
flavor is bitter, malty, slightly caramelly, way faint raisins or dark fruits, dry malty roasted dunkel with faint dark fruits. nice.
OmegaX (1132) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Notes of caramel sticky buns on the nose but very faint. Also grainy and slightly hoppy. Flavor followed. Not too bad. The pour is the best part - nice, clear, brown color with light brown, fluffy head.
JDBaker11058 (1067) - Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: medium reddish-brown with a short, off-white fizzy head and very little lace. Aroma: dark brown bread, notes of brown sugar, nuts, toast, and a hint of smoke. Taste: notes of cinnamon toast, sauteed nuts, rootbeer, toffee and dark malts, with a hint of chocolate and licorice. Finish: Sweet, crisp, slightly metallic and tangy. Notes: Sweet, toasty, lightly drinkable but a little oily in the palate. The only off note was in the finish. I like a good schwarzbier, and this was pretty good. No comparison to a Kostritzer though.
Kristall-König (2007) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dunkele rot-braune Färbung. Im Geruch röstmalzig. Geschmack röstig und leicht süßlich anmutend. Im Mittelteil kommen einige Bitternoten hinzu (die Bitterschokolade ist auch noch vorhanden).
Gut gemachtes Dunkel aus Einbeck. Hat mir gefallen.Test vom 2.8.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche