dlovell2 (1686) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery. Pours brown amber color. Ariana is smoky roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, biscuit notes and slight fruit, roasty finish. Most enjoyable beer of the night.
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4 oz pour on draft at Granite City National Harbor. Listed as The Bennie. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of boscuit, malt, caramel, dark fruit. Tastes of malt, caramel, toffee, biscuit, dark fruit. Light body with a dry finish. Fairly high carbonation.
drdisque (750) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2016
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Troy, MI brewpub. Pours dark but clear brown, almost black. Flavor is nutty and very caramelized. Not a lot of depth and thin mouthfeel. OK, but not great.
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Schaumburg location. Clear, deep amber appearance with a light tan head. Nutty malts, toffee, light caramel and a hint of earth. Mild to moderate sweetness with a light hop bitterness. OK.
freekyp (1873) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very earthy version of a bock with some powdery chocolate character and very littel maltiness. This one came across like an average brown ale excepting the copper penny noble twang finish.
Pailhead (6377) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap: The aroma is lightly nutty, grain, and a hint of chocolate. Itís a transparent orangish-brown with a small beige head that fades to a thick film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light-moderate caramel and light chocolate. The finish has a light nuttiness. Itís medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.
kathouse (1562) - Nevada, USA - NOV 9, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color with a healthy foam. Biscuit and nut aroma. Light body. Malty but without character.
deyholla (9921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at the St. Cloud location. Pours a clear amber brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of bread and a bit of roasted malts with s hint of chocolate. Flavor is mainly dark grains and roasted malts with a hint of chocolate.
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep amber with off white head. Caramel and toast. Kind of in the mail Bock area but not much German style flavor a mail bock is known for
ozzy70 (654) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap sample at Omaha, Neb. location. Pours brown, off white head. Aroma of nuts and caramel. Roasted malt taste.