dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with big red highlights. Small but tight, light brown head. Sweet amlty aroma with some mustiness and hop present. Musty flavour also, with a very dry, roast malt, bitter finish. A bit average really.
swapp (180) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JAN 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330 ml bottle , color are cloudy brown. taste are medium bitterness a bit hops , some sweetness like brown sugar or nuts. aftertaste a bitterness. a bit too watery and overcarboned.
Lorenasa (154) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark coffee color. Small head which lasts. Malt flavors. Coffe with woodsy notes. Undertones of old fruit.
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeah, this is a good simple dark. Liquorice present with a caramel toffee flavour. Finishes with just a little charred bitterness. Nice deep mouthfeel. Impressive.
k2 (146) - USA - AUG 28, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good clean dark beer. Not very overpowering. Nice everyday beer.
joechristenson (146) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Glockenspiel in Saint Paul, MN. Definitely a malty beer, with subtle fruit flavors (black currants, red cherries, blackberries) making appearances. Superficially creamy -- starts out nice, but the body is ultimately thin, sometimes even bordering on watery. Decent lacing. Slippery on the palate. An interesting beer, but it needs more body to really be "harmonious" and "well rounded."
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured this into a glass and saw very dark brew with dark thick head. sweet caramel hoppy aroma. the taste was slightly hoppy with thick malty sweetness. i liked this beer alot.
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very Dark color, black almost. Faint aroma, light malt taste came though after is warmed a bit. Average!!!
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on Tap- A nice dunkel, nothing over the top, but a really nice malt backbone. The hops are muted, as they should be, but seem to come through at the end. Very quaffable with food as it does not weigh you down. I am surprised that this is not rated slightly higher. I had the draught version and all was pleasing !
littlecarp (135) - Redding, California, USA - MAR 27, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
very refreshing beer, strong hint of honey that lingers through the finish. one of my new favorites