ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a dark red with a good three fingers of reddish tan foam. Aroma has some sweet plumb, but not too much. There is also a good bit of grain. Taste is very heavy on sweet grains, with a good malty backbone. Sweetness is noticeable but not overpowering. Its actually a decent little beer which is pleasant on the palate. I definitely wouldn’t call this a Marzen though.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark amber with a low golden head. Aroma of treacle with earthy undertones. Sweet caramel palate, quite malty really for an underclass import, with soft fruity undertones, but I wouldn’t peg this as a marzen style. Is it even a lager?
bitbucket (2155) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, thanks after4ever! Pours clear warm amber slightly lacy off-white head. Catty aroma. Kinda tough to put this in the Oktoberfest category, more like a malt liquor with caramel and corn in the taste, metal in the finish. The best part of this beer is its looks.
after4ever (5859) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330. Pours crystal clear dark brown with light, loose gray suds. Big, catty, chemically, dry nose. Light, watery, fizzy body. Chemicals, corn, and catboxon the mid-palate. Light dry finish. Led Zeppelin DVD playiing...don’t get any ideas, slick.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2009
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aroma is rather like old pennies and rotting vegetable matter with a good splash of diacetyl. Flavor is Blauugh! with a capital B! Heavy, fairly dry caramel flavor. This is not good.
Drake (7846) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from somewhere in Richmond, VA. A fairly vigorous pour produces a bronze color with a very large head, average head retention and poor lacing. The aroma features dark fruits and
nutty notes. Very sweet taste with nutty notes, grain and dark fruits. Bitter finish. Medium bodied.
douglas88 (5472) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Mazza resturant. Pours a awesome ruby hue with a small white head. The aroma is very nice; rich malts and berries. The taste is very nice; toasted malts, a really rich malt profile, like a german doppel. Also, a really nice fruity aspect, berries mostly. A nice surpirse.
1FastSTi (3272) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours to a hazy dark garnet body with a tall, airy, creamy, lively beige head. Beautiful lacing. The aroma is fruity dusty yeasts and some subtle malt. The flavor is a buttery mess of darker malts, yeasts, and dusty hops. The palate has a lot of butter and carbonation. Yeasts leave a tang in the mouth.
thooper41 (546) - Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2008
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.16oz bottle: appearance is a dark brown with off white head, aroma of sweet malt, flavor slighty sweet malt with a hint of hops. not a bad beer.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Johns Marketplace in Portland, OR--Poured a brown-chestnut-copper body with a small whitish head. Sweet, malty, sticky hops nose. Some coffee and chocolate notes. On the verge of being an amazing beer, but came up just a tad short.