ben4321 (4887) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Oak Tree, 11/29/12
Aroma: The nose has some roasted malts, coffee, and a little caramel
Appearance: This one pours a dark brown color with a small head and minimal lace
Flavor: The taste is also pretty roasty, with a light sweetness, and a light bitterness
Palate: This one has a medium body, decent drinkability, and a fairly short, lightly dry finish
This one is fine, but not much more then that. Nothing really, truly stood out as exceptional here, there’s so roasted coffee and some other decent components. Solid overall, but a little forgettable. It has a decent feel to it as well.
MattH (660) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Trader Joe’s. Dark pour. Tan head. Aroma of cocoa and dark coffee. Flavor is dark roasted malt with a distinctive slightly sweet flavor.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a sixer of this for $5, score! The label mentions chocolate but I would not go that far. Dark black color, decent head. Smells roasty, dark, malts. Flavor is more of the same, very dark malts. This is a good lager, not sure what style it would be because I’m pretty much a novice at drinking lager beers. I would definitely buy another one of these for $5, that was a fucking steal.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-27-2012 21:05:05
adnielsen (10159) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a dark brown head with a brown head. Rich cocoa, anise, light caramel, a touch nutty, herbal aroma. Kind of chewy, chocolate covered raisin, grassy, caramel, dark fruity, light toffee flavor. Not bad.
Pershing (488) - Garland, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Rich sweet aroma. Chocolate malt taste with some lingering bitterness. Medium smooth mouthfeel. Gets better as it warms. Filling finish.
legion242 (2342) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a medium to heavy dark brown. medium khaki head. Lots of notes of chocolate and dark malt.
BVery (8197) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark pour with minimal head. Very nice aroma and taste of sweet chocolate, dark fruit, and mild roast. Decent heft to the palate. I’m enjoying this.
bhensonb (12760) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark brown with ruddy glints. De minimis tan head. Aromas of roast malt, chocolate and dark fruit. Full bodied. Flavor is roast malt, coffee, chocolate, and something raisin. It’s pushing towards dry,but can’t quite get there. It seems to have noble hop in the bitter. Quite tasty.
Reid (2096) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz single from "Lifesource" in Salem.
Pours a gorgeous dark brown with a huge rocky,yet thick and lasting tan head.
Aroma is mostly dark chocolate ,hazelnuts and cream fudge. A little alcohol shows at first sniff then is gone.
Creamy,toffee,chocolate taste..very smooth then a slight bitter ater tatse, very nice.
Good on the palate..the beer gives the impression of heaviness but it fairly flows over the tongue.
Overall an excellent beer best of the LTD series.
mjg74 (2892) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Deep ruby on the pour. Roasty nose with a little sweet chocolate. Smooth and full bodied. Good roast with an almost burnt finish. Some bitterness as well.