Jimthechap (1492) - Christchurch, - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As dark as it can be with the barest of russet notes in the dimple of the glass, a filthy grey coloured head that seemed to leave lace on the side of the glass. A little chocolately with some dusty grain on the nose and cocoa and charry burnt fruitbread flavour. Some currant flavour as well. A tasty enough brew and suited to a massive stein on a warm evening. Now. I need me a stein.
cwsample (160) - Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at World of Beer. Smells of licorice and bitter nuts. Tastes vegetal and green. Not a fan.
pkbites (643) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Lovely pour of dark cola and nut brown head. Head dies much too quickly, but what there is is nice. Aroma of caramel, peanuts, bakery, and toffee. But that’s is where the fun ends. The mouth feel is much too light, and the texture is very watery. This doesn’t drink like a dark beer at all. It seems more like a light beer on the palate. Flavor is watered down, aftertaste is nonexistant. Meh.
Hangover (1031) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a thin brown head. Aroma is of roasted malts and faint vanilla. Oily, light bodied with medium carbonation. Light chocolate malts on the back end. Creamy mouthfeel. Pleasant German beer. Smooth, nothing off putting.
dbhenry (89) - El Paso, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a good dark German beer. It has a nice head and a deep color. The malt taste is deep and somewhat complex, showing care with the caramelizing process. Hops are very light. The malt dominates the hops taste. Very good.
ametras (218) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Clear dark brown with a thin tan head. Flavors are cereals, honey, licorice, roasted malts, caramel, noble hops, molasses, bread and biscuit. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, thin texture.
EyeAmBaldman (124) - Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark brown and thick white head. The aroma is like tin. Very much a metal smell. However the taste is pretty good. Tastes strong at first and finishes really smooth. This beer was a lot better than I thought it would be. It’s a little malty in the beginning and finishes so smooth. Decent beer.
Philym (714) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Clear dark brown with ruby highlights, 2 finger thick ivory/tan head.
Aroma: Herby, grassy, biscuit/bread, corn and slightly nutty.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness, low bitter and sourness.
Palate: Thick grainy texture, light body, average/prickly carbonation, dry lingering malty, corn finish.
Comments: Ok, tasty enough and glass lace.
dj (471) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 500ml. A deep brown colour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of malt and plum. Flavour has malt, caramel and some fresh hop notes. A little thin on the palate. Moderate carbonation. A little bitterness in the finish. Perfectly drinkable but could be much better.
Discore (56) - - FEB 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at room temperature. Black. Roasted chestnut aroma. Medium body, oily with soft to flat carbonation. Drinkable, but far from enjoyable.
Roddry (4) - Monterrey, MEXICO - MAR 19, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Somewhat expected more from this beer the flavor is not that good for the price you normally pay for this beer at Mex.