nuplastikk (5030) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12olz bottle picked up in New Orleans. Deep unfiltered brown-black. Rather mellow sweet mouthfeel, slightly doughy, some gingerbread. Nice steady thick beige head. Sweet cocoa banana notes, light fruity pungency. Quite enjoyable, not overwhelmingly sticky or strong. Not quite on the level of a World Class German, but quite OK. (I didnt know the ABV when I drank it, and clearly didn’t assume it was 10.8%)
Fatehunter (1642) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2015
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours no head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is caramel candy. Nice.
The taste starts mildly sweet with dark fruits, then turns sour to the end.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
Not a good flavor profile.
GreatDane1632 (859) - USA - MAY 17, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rated based on notes taken 28 May 2012 -- Picked this bottle up in San Antonio. I was pretty underwhelmed by this beer. Watery.
rosenbergh (8410) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. 12%. (Albertsons) Ridgecrest, CA.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small light tan head.
Sweet malt, mild hops and some sugary notes in the aroma.
The flavour is sweetness, malt, berries and some hoppy bitterness. The 12% is surprisingly well hidden. No alcohol flavour.
mikedR (1551) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice solid bock. Surprisingly mellow flavor, but good maltiness. Hint -- for food pair, works well with spicy foods.
ClubGonzo (4610) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown near-black body with a small off-white head. Nose is caramel, licorice, chocolate, toffee and hints of bread crust, red fruits and mild leather. Taste is chocolate, bready malts, alcohol, caramel, toast and hints of licorice, toffee and nuts. Medium body and carbonation. Very big, roast and alcoholic in its composition, yet the body - despite being a lager beer - seems a bit too thin in comparison to the extremely high ABV. Pretty nice, without being overtly convincing.
drjay44 (2931) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a fizzy, thin, totally unretained, ivory head, over, a clear brown (SRM 20) body.....nose is light cereal, minimal fruits, no hops.....taste is slightly sweet, barest hints of dried fruits, minimal hops.....mouth feel light of medium, alcohol heat present, carbonation adds fizz. This is a remarkably simple example of the style with only the barest hints of what it should have in aroma and flavor. If this bottle were not abused, and I can’t know its history, then the recipe needs a boat load of rework. BJCP 6/2/9/3/5
slowrunner77 (6866) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
"at 10.8 i still had hope for this one after 6 crappy beers, but it sucked as well. i’m actually surprised at the decent scores it’s received. looks great, but for lack of head, like most of em. this had a nice malt backbone on top of what wound up as a drainpour beer. i really hope this isn’t the best they can do. this brewery sucks! where the hell are the high three’3 coming from? not from what i drank
PorterPounder (6136) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Las Vegas, NV - Total Wine - Summerlin - 12 oz bottle. Dark reddish brown pour with a medium thick off-white head. Aroma of chocolate and brown sugar. Flavor has some molasses, a touch of brown sugar and some date-like fruitiness. Decently thick mouthfeel. Much better than my only other experience with this brewer - the Mojave Red.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Bottle] Deep garnet color with a decent looking white head. Aroma is of sticky caramel malts and distinct alcohol. Sweet caramel, burnt toast, molasses and dark fruits in the taste. Distinct harsh alcohol notes are expected given the high ABV and thin mouthfeel. Didn’t do much for me. Tasting notes from 2012.
DocLock (8497) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Craft. Poured hazy dark brown with tan head. Nose was earthy malt, fig, cacao, nuts, hops. Tasted earthy with vienna-ish malt, nuts, hops, cacao, and molasses. Well hidden alcohol.