joeneugs (3645) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. It pours a nice clear but dark brownish orange color with a lasting khaki head. The aroma is decidedly malty with lots of toast and bread crust. Hints of earthy hops. The flavor is dry and malty with more toasted bread, lightly nutty around the edges with touches of molasses, cocoa and pretty strong earthy bitterness in the finish. Rich, smooth body. A really well made lager, but lacks the wow factor of the Schwartz.
bytemesis (3822) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear auburn, medium creamy tan head, dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is nutty, caramel, toffee. Flavor follows, lots of malts, earthy indeed, some chocolate, a fair amount of acidity. Light sweet and light bitterness, although the far finish gathers some bitter notes. Medium light body, medium carbonation, finish is harsh; acidic and bitter.
monk191 (1177) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good bock. Pours a beautiful deep red with a thick white head. Smells of maltiness and a bit of caramel. Very smooth and creamy taste, with lots of caramel, some toffee, and a bit of peanut butter in the finish. Had on tap at Trappist.
Reid (1985) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apparently no longer only at Market of Choice!
22 oz purchased from "Lifesource" in Salem OR.
Pours a chestnut brown beer with ruby hints the head us large and frothy..like sea froth after a storm! Its light tan in colour.
Earthy.Leafy aromas ..some hay and bread also..hint of grassy hop.
Taste is very smooth, dark chocolate,licorice,brown demerara sugar,spice ( anise?) slight grassy hop complex and nice.
Plate is fine and medium..good carbonation.
Another great lager from this Oregon master!
bvc (1174) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours a clean clear darker brown with ample khaki tinted head that settles from the original pour. Toasty darker malts with some wheat bread sweetness. Bits of toffee and cola. Nutty toasty malt, cola like sweetness, but finishes without lingering on the palate.
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a hazed deep bronze hued body with a large and retentive off-white head. Good lace. Aromas of dark fruit, fig and chocolate from a distance. Closer inspection reveals buckwheat honey, melanoidins, toasty, chocolate, earthy, bready, biscuity, saltine crackers. Multigrain loaf. Clean yeast wise. Moderately bitter. Bready, biscuity, chocolate, earthy, mild roast edge, anise. Medium melanoidins. Earthy, a bit nutty (nut shells). Light fruit (fig/date). A bit too much bitterness/roast. Clean otherwise. Medium to medium high carbonation, medium bodied with a dry finish. Good.
3fourths (8336) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 bottle.
brown body with a rich tan head.
toasted grains, burnt cracker edges.
toffee / caramel / cola.
medium-sweet, toasty, snappy, crisp.
frothy and creamy carbonation.
soft and delicate malt texture.
lightly ashy and minerallic.
very similar to what I remember of the Dunkel.
wedgie9 (2486) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 6/14/12 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle brought to me from Oregon by Chris, big thanks. Pours cola brown with an amber hue and an average tan head that slowly recedes to an average collar of lace. The nose is malty with milk chocolate, a light green spiciness, molasses, and dark bread. The flavor is a bit more bitter with the green component taking center stage, and all of the dark malt chocolate, coffee, and bread acting as back up. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long spicy green and dark malt finish.
cmonster (994) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle served in a dimpled mug. Pours dark brown with amber hues and a short frothy tan top. Malty, sweet aroma. Nutty with caramel and a bit of play-doh. Medium-light sweet flavor. Malt forward. Medium+ body, thick-creamy texture, average carbonation, and a slightly sweet, malty finish.
madvike (3005) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from brewolf...thanks Michael! - Pours clear reddish-brown with thin tan head. Big dark bread malt notes, chocolatey with a light milkiness. Taste has the same dark breadiness, with a light nutty character and a touch of milkiness. Has a bit of dry astringency and a powdery cocoa finish. A bit light in body, with ample carbonation that fluffs it up quite a bit. Pretty good stuff, but not the best I’ve had from Heater Allen.