VastActiv (3953) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Beer Mongers, Portland. Bottled on : 12/08/14. Colour is clear light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, some chocolate, hints of sweetness and roasted malts. Very clean.
TheEpeeist (3545) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Clear copper brown with a pocked beige head. Nose is dough, raisin, nuts and, deep down, blackberry pie. Wow, this smells fantastic! Not quite medium body but i wouldn’t want it much heavier. Soft carb with a silky finish. Taste is subtle brown sugar, bitter almond and grass; cocoa powder and clove linger. Each sip is a dunkel revelation.
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
10 ounce sample on tap at The Horse Brass in Portland, OR. Aroma is a bit fruity with berry notes before it takes on a little toasted and roasted character. Dark amber transparent body with a light tan head and fair lacing. Very nice, roasted, slightly burnt and chocolatey malts to start. This is relatively full-bodied and nicely roasted. Pretty good stuff.
Steve_0 (3347) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is clear brown with a light red tint and frothy tan head - good lacing. Grainy, biscuity, slight roast, husky, cereal, grassy, and slightly fruity aroma. Taste is fruity, husky, grains, toasted cereal, grass, light cocoa, and straw. Light body with medium carbonation. Easy drinking stuff, but may not be at its freshest.
SrSilliGose (3319) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer Sales Representative dot com twenty-two bottles of oz. Pour yourself a large white drool, a precious amber tones of red. Pleasant aroma of fresh dough, Toasted drowning, du touching, sweet bread, light peat smoke. Taste is the most dazzling players. Good spirit.
madvike (3095) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from brewolf...thanks Michael! - Man, everything I have from these guys so far has just knocked it out of the park, and this is no exception. Rosy brown pour with a thin filmy light tan head. Nose is toasted malt, a touch of milkiness, notes of burnt sugar, and just a hint of baking spice. The taste is a nice balance between toasted graham crackers and bread dough. Has a lingering medium bready roast flavor that lasts through the long finish. No hopping that I can taste, but that touch of milkiness is still there. A light body, but fluffed up with some ample carbonation. Excellent stuff--could drink in quantity.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle pours dark mahogany with a smooth beige head. Malts up front stay sweet with caramel and dark fruit flavors. Lighter body, a bit watery towards the finish, but sessionable with and balanced.
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 2/17/13 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle sent as an extra in a trade. Pours dark, nearly opaque amber with a thin tan head that slowly recedes to a decent collar of lace. The nose is malty, roasted, and nutty with lighter roasted coffee, cocoa nibs, and some nicely fresh and green hoppy aroma. The flavor is much the same with the nicely roasted notes up front with some nuttiness, moving to the more bitter notes of coffee and hops. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long nicely bitter roasted and hoppy finish.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Totally delicious. Typical pockmarked ecru head. Slight roast and milk chocolate nose, with fresh wet earth. Taste is totally traditional; a bit earthy and with an abundance of smooth, chocolate, milky tones. Delicious. A bit watery (again, though - to style). Lovely beer. Gone in 60 seconds. Thanks to the sender!
Reid (2080) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from Roth’s Sunnyside Market in S.Salem. $4.29
Nice deep chesnut brown beer witha lovelly frothy tan coloured head.
Good deep malt driven aromas caramel,,slight coffee, toasted whole wheat bread
Taste has a deep dark coffee/roast,bitterness a touch of hop in the end eben drys out the finish.
Quite an enjoyable mouthfeel, i liked the carbonation level.
Overall a nice beer, happy to see a PNW attempt at this style.