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.
bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought I had accidently opened one of my homebrews it was so damn like it. Looks like coke, little head(my homebrew is better!). Quite rich - with sweet coffee + caramel. A dry finish. cheers
ogivlado (6651) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled(500ml). -quite nice dunkel, brown coloured, frothy head, light sweet with hints of chocolate
Earlier Rating: 12/21/2002 Total Score: 2.7
Bottled(330ml). -good dark beer for daily use
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - OCT 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown color. A little caramel flavor. Really it's boring. Thier nothing to complain about, but thier nothing to cheer about. Just average malt and hop flavors. Boring
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught at the Yard House in San Diego) deep, deep brown with small tan head. Rich malt aroma. Smooth, sweet malt flavor. I first had this over 20 years ago in Austria--it's as good as I remember it being.
hotstuff (4532) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very drinkable and enjoyable beer to drink and rate as it was easy on the palate and it was not bitter tasting.It poured a small sized tan head with fine-medium sized bubbles that mostly dissipated.The body was opaque and uncarbonated with a brown hue.The nose was lightly malty and caramel.The flavor was sweet and had a caramel flavor as well.The mouthfeel was smooth and light bodied.This beer left a fair amount of lacing on the sides of my glass.A pretty good beer!
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Funny, the bottle said "Best before end: October, 2001". This low ABV brew must get better with age then because It was fine and very tasty. It poured a medium sized head offine to medium sized mostly lasting bubles that left behind a semi transparent dark brown colored carbonated body. It had a strong caramel mollasses malt aroma and a lightly bubbly mouthfeel that was smooth throughout except after it warmed a bit when a slight acidic note was added. I added this after after reading the other comments, it must loose some of the carbonation with time as noted in the other reviews. I wonder what this brew tastes like when it is fresher? It is very good as it is.
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark colour poor head but good lacing.Milk chocolate and mild coffee flavours with a creamy texture and chalky finish.
CEZ (406) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 20, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coke-like brown color. Didn't show a great head in my glass, just a small beige layer... Rather subtle caramel and roasted malt aroma. Sweet, warm malt taste, leading to some dry bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied, not bad, not too exciting either.
Libeerian (209) - Garner, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Subdued malty aroma on a dark ruby beer with a creamy head. The flavor's got nice toffee notes. Ends with a dry malt finish.