bhensonb (13982) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours light brown with a slight tan heat. Aroma is complex. I can find anise and chocolate. And light caramel. Med body. Flavor is the aroma with some smoke. Pleasant drink.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(PPSG09, 22oz bottle, thanks goldtwins) Small off-white head atop clear dark copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some bread, raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some spice, bread, raisin. Medium body, some stickiness, undercarbonated.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Deep brown beer. Aroma is very clean. Light sweet malt, toasted grain, a touch of plum. Light bitterness initially, but then finishes with a lingering toffee/caramel sweetness. A touch of light wheatiness. Well-made bock.
3fourths (9107) - 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.
marcus (9012) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours reddish brown with a modest tan head and an earthy chocolate aroma. There is a hearty dark malt flavor with a smoky anise finish.
bb (8506) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a dark cream head. Caramel and toffee aroma with light nuttiness. Caramel and light dark fruit aroma. Medium bodied. Caramel and light dark fruit lingers with light roast.
douglas88 (8331) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to BVC. Pours a brown color with a medium white head. A sweet caramel, smoke and earthy nose. The flavor is very nice; sweet toasted malts, caramel, light smoke, mushrooms, sweet and rich. Nice.
BMan1113VR (7916) - 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.
after4ever (7535) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Thanks bob! Pours a crystal clear dark brown. Big sudsy tan head. Lovely brown bread and dried leaves on the nose. Watery body with pleasantly understated carb. Toast, brown bread, and caramel on the mid palate.
Strykzone (6633) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Hayduke. This looks like a cola including bubbles that stick to the side of the glass. It is mostly clear and has gazillions of bubbles floating up. A sweet fruity nose that also has yeast and cocoa. It is nice and I wish it were a little bigger. Interesting that bitter hops are the first thing tasted, or is that anise? Maybe both. Cocoa notes are nice and add softness. The fruit is tasted but is not as big as in the aroma. Midglass this got a bit boozy but that faded. The chocolate grew at the finish. After turkey and gravy from a post Thanksgiving dinner this worked nicely.