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.
joechristenson (149) - 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."
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.
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
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Black Forest Inn. Dark brown in appearance (like a brown ale) with a creamy head. Smooth, creamy and fulfilling in the mouth. More sweet than bitter with a biscuity, molasses flavor. Couldn’t imagine a better session beer. I imagine this is much better on draft, can’t imagine the creaminess out of a bottle without a widget. Highly recommended.
Diar (121) - SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
fl 33cl, 4,5%
Dark brown with thick, roasted foam.
Aroma with some hops and a bit of raisin and chocolate.
Sweet taste, bit malty at first but overall low.
Bready, bit roasted after but ends in a bad, salty taste.
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