JohnnyJ (4358) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a brown color, with a light tan head. Nice nuttiness, caramel malt, chocolate, and light roast. A bit watery, but overall a tasty lager.
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle shared by Mike, thanks
Appearance: Dark brown with a small tan, good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and bakers chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, bitter and bisquity
marcus (6497) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a huge tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a chocolate and coffee flavor that is a little bit off, with a dry bitter finish.
BritAlesRule (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark chocolate in color with a foamy tan head. Nose is bitter chocolate and coffee bean. Yummy mouthfeel is slight creamy but effervescent. Taste is chocolate malt , nuts, herb, and wood. A very appealing lager. Even as it warms, the alcohol in undetectable.
dmac (4007) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle via 6pack from Spirits Middletown. Poured a good looking black center with super dark mahogany brown edges underneath an average sized creamy medium beige head. Aroma is like a chocolate egg creme, notes of light chocolate, lactose, wet nutts, medium toast and a tootsie roll wax wrapper. Medium bodied with softer carbonation and a creamy full finish. Flavor is much like the aroma where a light chocolate and lactose dominate followed by some dark fruit, wet nut shells and lightly burnt toast. I didn’t like this out of the bottle, I hardly ever drink a beer that way, not sure if this needs to breath or if every beer is just beter from a glass. This one is without a doubt better poured into a wide mouth tulip for sure though.
JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I dispute the classification as a bock. This is much more of a dunkel, albeit a strong one. Rich and heavy palate, very thick for a lager. Heavily roasted malt with flavors of coffee, chocolate, and grain. Light hop aroma. Very good.
Fatehunter (1205) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost a finger of tan head on a black colored body.
Smell is a strong roasted malt.
Taste has the roasted malt with coffee undertones. A flavorful lager.
Medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisper texture.
A tasty dark lager. The flavors of a stout in a lager.
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby black color with tan sheen. Dry burnt toast, vegetal aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Thin flavors of dark bread, dry chocolate, and mild vegetable--decent.
MikeJslc (753) - USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with tan head. Aroma of bready biscuity malt with toast, bakers chocolate and nutty notes. Flavor similar with some toasty Munich character and some light roast that dries out the finish. Clean lager character. Very nice.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
douglas88 (6018) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. A sweet nose of chocolates and toast. A sweet chocolate flavor, light toast, sweet light hops. Good. Very good actually.