sleepdirt (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly fresh from the can. Reminds me of Hosten Festbock, but 5% alc.Tastes like nuts and veggies, with a nice hop bite that hits after a few seconds.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 24, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black body, thin to medium mouthfeel. Weak flavor overall. Chocolately notes with coffee bitterness, bit of musty peat in the finish. I drank a bunch of this stuff out of a 2L boot.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black glass liquid color. Eggshell head Picture perfect. Smells chocolately, tastes chocolately and smooth. nice flavor. Nothing overpowers. Not bad but nothing really captures your tastebuds and gives it a little goose. Really good but not great.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toasty like a dunkel but slightly more burnt. This had a light enough mouthfeel and carbonation to keep it refreshing. Dry. Simple malt profile. Easy to drink.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very effervescent and tingly on the tongue. Smell is slightly roasted. Flavor profile has hints of raisin.
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. nice caramel aroma, very little head. good overall taste. i really liked this, wish i could find it on tap. leaves a really good chocaolate taste. but does leave the palate a little dry. but i will drink this again
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer had less dark malt bitterness and roasted character than I was expecting, but it went down very easy. Aromas of grassy base malt came through (good ol’ decoction mash), some of this came through in the flavor as well, but it seemed to be subdued over all.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Canned- I was pleasantly suprised by this beer. First of all, the body was a dark black, but when held up in the light, I could almost see a sort of dark amber tinge as well. Aroma was roasted malt, and caramel. Taste was a little weak, but still decent. A good balance of malt and a slight candy taste to start off with. Then, as I drank a little more, I got some sour notes in the background. Smooth beer with the alcohol well hidden. Nice!
MiP (15158) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2005 Bottle. Light malty aroma. Black with white head. Nice roasted flavour. Hint of toffee. Liquorice aftertaste. Not excactly watery, but not very powerful either.
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a large long-lasting tan head. Almost black with red highlights. Aroma of sweaty socks, mushrooms and some fresh green beans. The taste is a wheat, deep malt and some pecans. Overall, slightly sour like others in the style. Overall, a solid beer.