high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a dark black with a tan head and lacing. It has a medium aroma of sweet, dark, and toasty malts. The flavor is sweet and dark malts up front leading to a balanced semisweet middle and aftertaste over a light-medium mouthfeel.
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Chudwick (2779) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours ruby brown with beige head and decent lacing. Nose is caramel and roasted malts. Flavor adds light coffee and grassy hops. Wow, better than I expected. Taste is well balanced and bittersweet. Refreshing not so light. Solid. It drinks itself.
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed 2/4/13. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark cola color. The head isn’t particularly impressive; it’s a one finger light mocha shade that fades away to a gimpy-looking film quickly.
S: Mild roasted grains, some faint chocolate, nuts, butterscotch, and slight fruity esters. A decent aroma that only suffers only from its mild strength.
T: There’s an initial hit of roasted coffee, before it finishes with some nutty malts and some stone fruit esters. Not complex or particularly interesting, but it’s easy drinking and pleasant.
M: Superbly clean and crisp. Apart from a slight lingering fruity note from the lager yeast, this is as bone dry as it gets. I really like the feel here.
O: I had this one last year and hated it. Having it now, it’s less awful and more ho-hum. Still, it does a solid job of hitting the qualities a dark lager should.
JaBier (6878) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Union Oyster House in Boston. Dark Brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, breadiness and roast. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a semi roasty finish. Pretty solid.
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours medium brown color with a mostly dissipating tan colored head. Aroma has mostly malty notes of caramel, chocolate, nuts, and cereal. Taste is mostly sweet with a bit of hop bitterness in the finish. Pretty enjoyable beer. I would drink again.
ejh8 (118) - - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Pleasant surprise. Rich malty hint of spices that don’t overwhelm the beer. Great dunkel beer for a cold winter’s night. Not too dry. Good brew.
snoworsummer (4533) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
In a bottle. Very tasty. Roasted malty flavor. Smooth and easy to drink. Not bitter at all.
TATE (402) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Nocturnem Draft Haus. Pours black with a thin tan head. Nice caramel maltiness with a dry finish, very easy to drink.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Never been keen on this style but I decided to give it a go. Easy drinking and mostly malt forward, both in the flavor and aroma. Nothing stood out to me though.
Imaena (2177) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice soft mouth feel, good malty flavor, and well balanced bitter finish.