BMan1113VR (7905) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle marked July 3, 2012. Pours with a clear bronze hued body with red highlights and a medium tan head that lasts. Aromas are nutty, soil, chocolate, anise, marzipan, leather, vanilla. A decent amount of ester like notes for a lager. Flavors are nutty, vegital, marzipan, caramel, DMS, ansie and toffee. Medium bitter, clean. Lacking traditional melanoidins. Raisiny, medium carbonation, slightly warming.
RevBFG (72) - - JUL 4, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Total Wine, on Fourth of July. Delicious. Just like the bottle promises: caramel, dried fruit, and toffee. Highly recommend.
dfearnley (1368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to stange glass
Light cherry, coffee, some booze, and some earthiness. It’s a deep clear red with a thin ringed white head and it has small lazy effervescence. Taste is caramel, hints of coffee, lightly toasted malt, some currant, and a hint of blackberry and some moderate bitterness.
Beerdedone (3008) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, bread, dark fruit, and toffee. Flavor was quite sweet with caramel, toffee, dark bread, dark fruit and raisins.
Bov (10771) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of Antonio Rey - cloudy dark brown beer with a persistent beige foam; malty and toffeish aroma with notes of figs and cookies; sweet and full-bodied, velvety palate, chocolatey, malty and caramelish aftertaste
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burnt sienna with a tiny of red. Fast diminishing head, very malty and intense toffee nose. Plums, intense roasted coffee beans in taste. Thin but long lingering...Wolfgang :)
pivo (2646) - GERMANY - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice color--luscious brown. But no head. Huge caramel malt body. Sweet as all hell. Unbitter. Full body. Smooth. Nice alcohol to support the heaviness.
slowrunner77 (7441) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Super nice malty aroma and flavor. Breadline, yes, but it is also distinctly Great Divide. They have a common theme with their malty stuff that I absolutely love, though strict traditionalists may cringe. If you like Hibernation, you’d like this."
Fatehunter (1759) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a finger of head on a cloudy brown colored body.
The aroma is dry hay, caramel and grain.
The taste starts off with a mild lemon bitter and quickly moves to caramel and malty sweetness that carries through to the end. The finish is long and sweet.
The texture is sticky with moderate carbonation.
A solid drink.
hotstuff (4424) - Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 7-10-2012 (Draft at Dash-In - Fort Wayne, IN) This beer has a small creamy smooth beige head with a short retention, transparent reddish brown body, no lacing observed, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, roasty and rich. The flavor is caramel malt, roasty, toffee, and has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable and has a lingering roasty aftertaste that is not offensive. This beer is worth trying. More please!
keepersj12 (2956) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Usually not a big fan of the style, this was pretty good. Malt forward with caramel and bread. The flavor was caramel and bread too with a nice balance. Very easy going down.