Graphirus (48) - - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Pours clear dark amber beer with a nice foamy off-white head. Lots of lacing.
S - Strong smell of roasted malts. Some notes of chocolate, caramel and toffee.
T - Taste of roasted malts and chocolate, some hints of bitterness in the finish.
M - In the mouth feels medium-bodied and with good carbonation, dry and bitter finish.
O- Overall a pretty good dark lager.
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JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange-brown color with a taller cream colored head. Roasted grain aroma with a hint of grassy hops. Thinner slick feel. Dry toasty flavors with a late astringency that distracts significantly. Great aroma and appearance killed somewhat by a late strong astringency.
arammaz (1) - USA - JAN 1, 2006 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark Reddish brown color with a thick head. Has a sweet, yeasty taste with a bitter aftertaste. Found it surprisingly refreshing.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting. I never know what to expect with exotic foreign beers.
11.16oz green bottle with lots of funny lettering.
Pours a light brown color with a decent head that didn't last long and left no lacing.
Smells of caramel malts with a hint of hops.
Tastes grainy and almost astringent. Caramel is on the forefront. Hops are present. Not very complex.
Mouthfeel is fuller than most Darks and on the creamy side. Drinkability is better than most Darks I've had.
Not a bad beer at all, and kinda cool to try one from a country not known for its beers.
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.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to ernest for this rare sample. Pours amber with a thin off white head. Smells doughy with some rosey notes present. Tastes of yogurt and grapefruit with some mild rasberry notes. Metallic on the finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cool looking green 50cl bottle pours a nice clear amber with tall semi big bubbled tan head. The aroma comes across pretty metallic and mineral like with bits of caramel, faint roasted malts and a vague faint fruity ester note. The taste has pleasing caramel malts and malt sweetness rolling slowly into thin ribbons of roasted malts, pilsener like malts and then a lagery sort of yeastiness. Tasty brew all things considered.
joet (1991) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear deep amber with an abundant lofty rocky off-white head. Light medium body but fully hopped with an aroma of perfume and vines. There’s flat malt with some light fruit esters in the aroma but not much sweetness to taste. Unusual and interesting less malty version of the style.
douglas88 (5137) - 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.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2010 Amber and slightly hazy. Inch thick head. Caramelly, toasty almost malta-like aroma. Tastes much the same. Decent but limited macro dark.