MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color with red tones. Nutbrown creamy head. Notes of coffee or mocca in the aroma. Nice clean flavor, some bitterness. Carbonation low. Mild dry finish and palate. Very nice.
Tessic (918) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First pour brought scents of coffee nice tan colour to head although it didn't last for long. The initial taste brought a nice roasted flavour with more hints of coffee and caramel. Very good, hope to have again soon!
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really liked this one alot. Pours dark like a porter, with a nice tan head. A very nice roasted malty flavor with a somewhat bitter aftertaste at times. Extremely drinkable and very easy on the palate.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2011 (draught) black with tan head. Roast malt with coffee flavors. Still with lager malt flavors as well.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black. Grayish, beige head. Toasty, bready, chocolaty aroma w/ hints of pit fruit & licorice. Soft, somewhat chalky feel. Toasty, chocolaty flavour w/ some fruitiness. Dry finish.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark flavor. Much lighter in malt that I would have figured. Slight coffee flavor. Very drinkable for such a dark beer.
raymow (962) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice black color with a creamy head of foam. Smells and tastes like a typical German dark. Very good!
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2005 Black colour with a red tone. Off-white head. Roasty aroma.
Roast-malty, chocolatey taste with a little sweetness. Body a bit too watery. (3.1) Re-rate: I don´t think it´s too watery, just about right for the style. One of my favourites in the last time. Nice coffeish, roastmalty flavours. Not too sweet, rather dry. A good one
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great aroma - malty, chocolaty, nutty - all the dark malt aromas but in a very smooth way.
Beer looks pretty cool in a pils glass but terrible head retention.
Flavour was quite a let down after the aroma. Quite lean, light, lacking malt character and with a fairly bitter finish. Middle of the road.
guzzler67 (1538) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown appearance with an average size head. Aroma was a bit nutty and a little smoky. Thin, dry, somewhat sour taste. Did not leave a lasting impression.