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 (1050) - 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 (2988) - 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.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at BW3 in Lancaster, Oh.... pours a mostly transparent cola brown with a very thin white head.... aroma of toasty munich malts and very little else to distinguishable..... flavors of sweet toasted caramel malt with some added roast. medium carbonation, sweet for the most part but finishes off on a slightly bitter bent but not too much.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler @ Brewpub. Wow, this is pretty full-bodied for a lager. Pours medium orange-amber with a thin white head. Smells of toasted carmel malt, a bit bready. Pretty decently balanced with a dark roasted malt, finishing with a lingering hop.
BabyJoe692 (109) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber/brown in color. Slight malty aroma. Sweet malty balanced flavor.
dkoonce (905) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Oak Room in Athens. Dark and clear (as expected). Sour malt aroma and mostly sour flavor as well.
nihar (68) - Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Oakroom.... dark beer with a burnt aroma ... tastes of coffee, malts and a hint of hops... has a mild bitter finish....