GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark redddish-brown pour with a light frothy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, slight sweetness. Taste is thin, slight sweetness, yeast, light roasted malt. Nice lacing, average tasting.
alexanderj (3512) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; poured a dark reddish brown with a frothy, tan head. Aroma of overripe fruit, caramel, roasted malt, cocoa, and sweet malt. Flavor was again on the sweeter side, over the roasted. Flavor was quite fruity, caramel, and some toasted malt. Pretty good overall, if I’m not entirely sure that it is that representative of the style.
blutt59 (6442) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle, dark brown with tan foam and lace, aroma of burnt malt and nuts, flavors are roasted nuts and malts, watery finish
pivnizub (9973) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bügelverschlußflasche: Deep amber coloured, clear, big lacy beige head; solid - quite dry - fruity, toasty and malty nose; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied, smooth; lingering soft roasty-fruity finish with a touch of cacao. Very good example of its style..........
AmEricanbrew (6636) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear garnet color with a light tan head. Mild medium roasted, earthy malt aromas. Medium body. Lightly sweet pumpernickel bread flavors with some drying black malts and coffee to finish. No off flavors, easy drinking dark beer.
3fourths (9015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark cola brown. Malt-drive nose, light char, light oreo cookie/dough/coffee grounds, dunkel-like. Frothy but not full, light but not thin. Cookie, cracker, black malt, light touch of smoke, light oxidation (notebook paper). Nice, simple, malt-driven, I could drink it often.
argo0 (12928) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(50cl bottle) Medium beige head that mostly dissipates, atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, prune/raisin, caramel, light smoke, cherry. Taste is medium sweet, raisin, caramel, some smoke. Light-medium body.
DocLock (9494) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from State Line. Pours burnt sienna with ruby hues through direct light and 3-fingers of fluffy, off-tan head. Nose is dark malt, dark choc, nuts, cacao, slight rauchy. Tastes dark malty, smooth, with dark chocolate, cacao, and a very rich and smooth finish. Very good.
theisti (3766) - Kansas, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml swing top bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle, Washington. 3 and A notched on the back label. Pour is clear cordovan, brown golden with a large four inch light tan head that builds with pretty settling. Head is quite lasting, and falls slowly. Aroma of metallic tinny slightly sweet malt and some dusty roastiness. Some grassy floral. Taste is floral honey sweetness out of the gate. Sharp, almost tartly sweet, quickly followed by nutty biscuit maltiness and a burnt roasty finish. The roast was pretty mild and subdued, but worked nicely to offer up a crisp clean finish. After the initial sweetness, the roast element really takes over and the sweetness is background. As this warmed, the metallic from the nose surfaced in the taste, detracting a bit. Palate is thin to medium, sweet transitioning to dry roasty, clean and quite drinkable. Overall a nice tasty beer. I ended up liking this quite a bit more than my original reaction, then as it warmed, liking it a bit less.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours opaque dark brown with a lacy tan head. Light body and carbonation. Caramel aroma with a touch of coffee. A bit of chocolate in the taste.