bhensonb (11920) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours clear, dark and ruddy with a beige head. Aroma of dark malt, perhaps with a floral hop. Near full bodied. Flavor is rather dark malt that suggets a little chocolate. It’s sweet, but not excessive or sticky, and there’s enough noble hop to keep it pleasant.
popery (1563) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer is a medium-dark brown color. It’s somewhat hazy. The head is tan foam. Some lacing, pretty good retention. The aroma is light caramel and toasty malt with a very pleasant nutty character. Mild sweet lemony, fruity note. The taste is lightly sweet with a touch of bitterness and very mild acidity. A little cocoa but much more of that toasty, nutty malt flavor. Finishes clean. Pleasant and easy to drink. Creamy and full for the strength of the beer.
marcus (7095) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl. Pours dark brown with a transient beige head and a caramel arpma. There is a hearty brown malt flavor with a bit of chocolate and a dry finish.
boFNjackson (4185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Poured deep amber with a khaki head. Caramel notes with a floral quality on the nose. Fizzy carbonation with bready malts and a floral bitterness oppose to toasted characters. Smooth and creamy in the finish with earthy spices and sugary tones.
DYCSoccer17 (3442) - 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.
skoisirius (1818) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nicely done American dunkel. Slightly banana, mild roast, hints of cocoa, lightly dark fruits...all blended together well. This was a bit thinner than expected, from what else I’ve had from these guys. Lovely drink though!
wedgie9 (2501) - 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.
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at humbug lager fest occidental / pours clear brown with medium thick head. Nose of malt and smoke. Taste is predominately smoke, roasted malt, and coffee.
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pdx77 (1466) - Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draught at Occidental Brewing for the 3rd Annual Humbug Lager Fest. Caramel brown color. Aroma is medium malt with some peanut and smoke. Taste is similar, with some roasted notes. Smooth finish.
Prufrockstar (1329) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. From notes. Appearance: clear dark brown/amberish: frothy offwhite head; some lacing. Aroma: nutty; toast; light roast. Some metal/copper right at the end, slightly astringent. Toast, light chocolate. Taste: lightly sweet, lightly bitter finish. Overall: Enjoyable. Turns out I still don’t know shit about lagers. I like this alright, but still no idea how to talk about this or what sets it apart from others. Anybody who wants to teach me, send me a message. I want to learn.