Alphadelic (1866) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Heaps of chocolate on the nose. A little malted, milky and with some vanilla in the mouth. Pretty thick. Deep and lightly sweet.
jkwood04 (4462) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of light roasted, chocolate, and coffee malts plus some dark fruits and light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz served in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
A - Very dark brown with a khaki head that forms a thin collar. Average retention with zero lacing.
S - Caramel, cocoa, roasted malts, charred grass, black pepper, dairy sweetness.
T - Dark fruit bread, caramel, brown bread crust, toffee, molasses, cocoa, raspberries, cherries, old coffee, a woody bitterness on the back end. Finishes with some tangyness on he end.
M - Smooth creamy feel, low to medium carbonation, heavy side of medium bodied.
The chocolate stands out more than any other flavor to me, the flavor is breadier than the nose describes. I liked this one. The Euro Dark Lager style can be ho hum but this one shines through. I’ve been impressed with all the ltd series.
Serving type: bottle
Hanuta06 (380) - Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: from bottle.
Aroma: light apple aroma.
Appearance: very small, fizzy, light-brown, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark-brown/black body.
Taste: moderately acidic and lightly chocolatey initial flavor and lightly sweet, roasted finish with hint of dates. Long duration.
Palate: medium-to-full bodied with dry texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: interesting taste.
Braudog (5966) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep, dark, reddish-brown. There head is thin, but staying, and tan. There is a bit of a chocolate aroma to this which is interesting. Quite lush, and full of rich caramel malt, and a hint of milk, which answers the challenge on the label of "no chocolate or coffee." Very well done. (#4980, 4/12/2013)
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 4/11/13. Pours an opaque brown with a thin, bubbly off-brown head. Aroma is bread, earthy, chocolate, candi, fruit, lager. Taste is cereal, roast, coffee, dark chocolate, hints of dark fruit. Light lacing. Chewy, full mouth feel. I typically go for ales over lagers. This isn’t bad. Full flavored. Nice body. Pretty good.
vyvvy (4540) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks again to gregwilsonstl for sharing this one. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue and a beige head. The aroma has smooth roasted dark maltiness, cream, cocoa, nuttiness and lager smoothness. Medium body with a mild amount of carbonation. The flavor starts off with roasted nutty malt, cocoa, mild spice and a lushness to the malt. The finish dries out a bit, but is still smooth and lush with nuttiness, roast and cocoa. Nice.
Concealer (896) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour a dark brown with reddish hues and a light brown head. Aromas of dark fruit, smoke, malt, and caramel. Tastes mostly of caramel, fruit, toasted malt and nuts.
Patrickctenchi (4538) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with a short tan head.
Scent is chocolate, coffee....a little vanilla.
Taste is cola-like..malty.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the Co-op in Davis, CA. Pours a dark brown with quite a bit of carbonation. Tastes of coffee with a hint of chocolate. Definite roasted malts with a hint of hop at the end. Solid brew.