mzaar (2172) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably the best beer... No, it´s not. But it is a very, very good dark beer. Caramel and fruits. And also nice to look at with a big head. I should have bought some bottles back home.
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half liter bottle. A drinkable, non-watered down dunkel with some quality roasted caramel malts through out. The aroma is hazy and light, though well balanced like the flavor notes. Some caramel malts, light coffee, roasted biscuits, and a crisp herbal grass. On the pour, a fluffy of off-white and well carbonated head, nice retention, light-medium in body, and deep ruby in color. The feel is not as carbonated as expected, and actually decently sticky and creamy and not too thin either. Minor mild-dark fruits up front, with some nutty, roasted biscuit malts and caramels coming after. Clean grassy hop mix in with the malt, but still finishes malty nutty. Not a ton of flaws here. This was solid, easy drinking.
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
prune colored body with small white head. aroma similar to a baltic porter..fig, nuts, grass, brown sugar and sweet breads. flavor of earth, fig, caramelized sugar and prune. well done
jrallen34 (3498) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a very dark amber with a nice light tan head, good retention and lacing.
The aroma and taste are just all malt. Its all I can pick up is malt, almost indistinguishable from a marzen, which is one of my least favorite styles. I found this very boring, simple, and lazy. The feel is light, and for 5% its not very drinkable
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep translucent orange-red body, thin beige head. Relatively dry nose of toffee, caramel, toast, and a little brown sugar; also leafy hops. Dense toffee flavors dominate the body, which also features caramel and hints of chocolate. Long leafy, toasty finish. Quite good.
Wim (3202) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark brown black coloured body with a off white head a spicy malty yeasty aroma a spicy malty caramel little fruity sweet taste with a little bitter finish
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really enjoy this. I love how Malty and roasty it is. So much better on tap also even tho I still enjoy it from a bottle. Aroma is typical. Taste is slightly smokey. Lots of malts, caramely, roasty. Nice body. Really creamy head. A great lager.
Koelschtrinker (13665) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild malziger Antrunk, frisch. Bereits im Mittelteil wird das Bier intensiver, etwas karamellig, leicht würzig. Dennoch bleibt das Bier frisch, die würzige Seite bleibt unterentwickelt. Vollmundig im Abgang, wenig süß, leicht bananig und herb. Nettes Dunkles.
Danke an Jevers Zeuge.
Test vom 12.10.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 11,10,11,10,12,11 - 10,75
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good... Malty, slightly sweet, in both the aroma and flavor... wasn’t watered down tasting... enjoyable.
rondphoto (3037) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours medium brown with a nice head that dissipates into minimal lacing. Aroma of malt and caramel, same for flavor. Taste is nicely balanced, but not assertive. Good, not great.