hogan873 (449) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear brown body with a fizzy tan head. Fairly sweet aroma of caramel and malt. Smooth entry leads to some decent carbonation on the palate. Like the aroma, the flavor is sweet overall. Caramel and toffee and just a touch of hoppy bitterness at the end. Very tasty and easy to drink.
madquacker (1050) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice black beer with a lot of balance between sweetness and liquorice/ coffee. Got better as it warmed.
pumpmaster (1144) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 liter draft at the Hofbrauhaus in Munich, Germany for 3.50Euro. Very good.
thornecb (4530) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear mahogany into a shaker. Cola head dissipates to nothing in a flash. Mild caramel aromas. Crisp with sweet caramel upfront turning sharp and metallic in the cloying lasting finish.
JohnnyJ (4539) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad.. 1 liter. Pours a clear brown color with light tan head. Caramel malt, hints of fruit, grain, and nuts. Easy drinking. Decent.
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Miami shared by Oakes. Cloudy brown pour with a decent sized beige head. Great caramel malt aroma. Flavor is full of caramel, nuts and is a bit sweet. Do yourself a favor and try the Hofbrau beers fresh on tap...what a difference.
nhamilton (103) - Cibolo, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had a somewhat cloudy appearence and poured a medium tan head. has a slightly bitter taste, but goes down smooth enough.
Lowe1983 (1361) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brown color with a tan head. Sweet aroma of caramel malts, plums, and a little toffee. Flavor is pretty close to the aroma with a slightly dry finish. Overall it’s pretty decent.
IauditUUhateme (22) - Coram, New York, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at J&R steakhouse. Nice color, good head that hung around a bit. A little lighter tasting than I expected. Solid Dunkel, like something you could serve to a non-craft beer guy. Sweet, malty taste & aroma. I wouldn’t seek it out, but would definately have it again.
Blockley (104) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2010 Tap @ pub
A great beer, I must say; I found it to be immediately enjoyable and noted that I would certainly drink it again.
It pours an appealing dark colour with a decent frothy head which, unfortunately, recedes a bit too quickly. It has an enduring and pleasing flavour; with a distinct hint of caramel. It goes down very well. Well worth buying!