DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a cloa color with a small head.The nose was of some roastedness and burnt toast.This had a medium mouthfeel with hints of coffee and slight sweetness.It finished off with some hints of hops.Pretty solid.
1010 (310) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pint at the Elevator Brewing Company. Pours a dark brown. Very drinkable lager. Only negative is that it doesn’t have great depth.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A drinkable dunkel without any fruit character.
Obvious lager character feels clean, though it lends a wateriness all throughout.
Watery, dull thin body. Grainy malt profile with plain bread dominance. Limited roast or toast character.
decaturstevo (4624) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark brown pour with a hint of red. An astringent coffee aroma. Flavor of medium coffee and toasted malt with a light bitter. A bit thin and foamy. A pretty good drinker overall.
Aurelius (3850) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2008 Very dark porter brown, thin head. Dry, dark malt aroma -- like a toasty brown ale or porter. Medium tanginess, some cola, very light nutty/seedy quality that isn’t rightly a ’sweetness’. Crisp, tangy finish. Only flaw was a little metal on the lips. Medium to medium light body. Very nice. Moderate roast without backlash aftertaste.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours fairly dark brown with some red hues when held up to the light. Small white head that sticks around. Aroma is toasty, sweet, slightly burnt. Slightly burnt toast really, that describes it about as well as I can. Mild but pleasant. Flavor is smooth, slightly crackery with just the faintest touch of chocolate. Drinkability is very high. This is swell. Not nearly anything special but I can’t think of anything bad to say about it.
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy Dragonstout. Pours a translucent, dark brown pour with a thin tan head that leaves spotty lacing behind. The aroma shows notes of sweet caramel malt, burnt toast, and some hops. The flavor is of roasted nuts, sweet caramel malt, and some hop bitterness. Medium bodied and easy drinknig, but is a touch thin on the palate. The finish is dry and bitter from the hops. Pretty nice sweet flavor on this one. Not too bad at all.
DarkElf (3014) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2008 07-Jul-08 (22-oz bottle with a competition label only: Free sample bottle for stewarding the 2008 World Beer Cup in San Diego, CA) Dry, nutty, lightly chocolaty, gently roasty nose leads nicely into an entry of lightly sweet chocolate, very toasty malts, and roasted nuts. Noble hop flavor and mild hop bitterness add some balance to this very malty beer. The roasty finish dries out the beer even further. Medium bodied with soft but ample carbonation. The medium-brown body is slightly hazy and capped by a tall, bubbly, light-tan head that settles to a wide ring over time. Some random patches of lace are left on the glass. A very nice dark lager that’s clean and easy to drink, but not short on flavor.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewpub. Darkish brown body, small head, roasty nose. Smooth, roasty, chocolate, slightly sweet. Nice dunkel.
bgburdman9 (856) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap at broneys at ohio brew week. Pretty solid dark lager. It had a decent dark malt presense which i am not use to in lagers but it help its own during the week.