XmnwildX12 (1622) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share by Bob, pours a muddy brown/tea color with a very thin rim of head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, malt, and some dark fruit. Taste is some dark fruit and light caramel, finishes with some sweet malt and light bitter.
Vells (295) - LATVIA - MAY 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear deep amber with medium beige head. Lacing.
Aroma.. malts, chocolate, fruity, grain, yeast
Sweet bit too boring sweet
Bit too thin bit too sweet, thou quite enjoyable.. really not bad, thou..
RyanE (98) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown and looks like a less carbonated Pepsi. Head is nonexistent. Roasted malt and slight coffee on the nose. Great mouthfeel and nice balance. More of the sweet malt balanced with the toastiness. Pretty easy drinking.
JK (3989) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Surdyk’s. Dark brown and a thin head. Some oxidation has occurred, but not enough to ruin the beer. Caramel and nuts, as well as dried fruit and malt. True to style, but without being a doppelbock, it is very flavorful and has a rich palate, on the thick and heavy side for a dunkler bock.
Aml42000 (616) - Washington, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown and clear with a sticky head. Nutty, caramel nose. Medium to full bodied and loaded with sweeter malts. Layered flavors of caramel and roasted almonds. Sweet finish.
jtclockwork (5211) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of smoked black and chocolate malt. Medium body. Clean and crisp.
crossovert (4760) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a dark brown and struggles to form a creamy off-white head.
The smell is rich and malty with some caramel, nuttiness, and cocoa.
The flavor is decent. It has light fruit, a light tartness, dark bread, caramel, and earthiness.
Not really an outstanding beer, it could be old.
PapaSkeetSkeet (681) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with light-tan head, brilliant amber when held up to the light. Aroma is light caraml, parsley, and lager. hint of grain. Flavor is nutty grain, some caramel malt, balanced, light, and quenching, with just a minimal hop flavor, and actually a touch of nutty coffee, which was unexpected and nice.
scottw86 (1019) - Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a slightly reddish brown color with a medium-sized off-white head. Spicy aroma with lots of dark fruit and raisins. Taste is very smooth with lots of malty flavors. More raisins and some brown sugar. Finish has a slight bit of alcohol with some caramel. Aftertaste is a little weird and sugary. Overall decent.
joeneugs (2176) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark red with a tan head. The aroma is bready with some potent molasses, and some raisin/plum. The flavor is rich and malty with pumpernickel bread, molasses, raisins and some dryness and hop presence in the finish. Some cocoa and yeastiness that adds complexity. Nice dark German beer!