MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red, thin off-white head. Nice nose, chocolate, cocoa, a bit bitter. Very creamy and rich, sweet and thinly roasty, a bit of smoke. Some bitterness. A mite thin at the end, but starts with excellent roasts. Good stuff, but a bit heftier than I’d expect for a dunkel.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a creamy head. Nice, rich aromas of chocolate and roasted grains. Taste is sweet with a bit of grittiness in the mouthfeel. I wish the flavor was as righ as the aroma though.
jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit skunky scent but I can pick up some tart fruits in there. Appearance is deep redish brown with a thin off-white head which dissapears quickly. Slight carbonation. Taste is sweet and malty with the tart fruit blending in nicely. A strong bitter finish but little to no after taste. Pretty good but nothing special.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark crimson, clear. Roasted malts, some chocolate in the aroma. Rich malty base, slightly nutty. Buttery taste with some brown sugar as well. Finish gets bitter, slight hops.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky reddish-brown. Somewhat stale nose, with a hint of dusty chocolate (crumbled), a touch of roast and a hint of brown sugar and fruit. Flavor is heavily sweet, malt accented, full of Munich malts, caramel, chocolate and light hops on the finish. Pretty agressive, well extracted malt flavor with a nice balance between the malt and hops, but it’s so thin and watery in the mouth, which effects its score.
Terminus (3545) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark with a thin head. Looks like a thin porter, but this dunkel hits you with a combination of malts that works well together. Nothing super special here, but it delivers what it says it does.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2005
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Head peeks, goes bye-bye. Smells like clean plastic diaper, mouthfeel blasting right into an unrelenting supersour battery-chemical burn on the finish--no middle ground, no mercy. Down the drain, you go!
Do I have a bad batch here?
TheBeerGod (5995) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Thanks to joeybgood for this one! Pours brown with a small tan head. Nose is malty, with light coffee and spice (hint of cinnamon), and watery cocoa. Taste is semi-sweet with more maltiness, light caramel, more spice, and light bitterness. Body has medium carbonation, and light creaminess and bitterness. Finish is light coffee, sweet, dark malts and light spice.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I am very surprised to see that this beer has such high ratings, I thought it sucked Donkey Balls! Amber brown body, small whispy tan head. An aroma and flavor of lemon, apple, caramel and toffee. Some toasty, bready malts but the body was thin and there just wasn’t anything even remotely exciting going on here, IMO! I was like a watery brown ale with a lemony bite in the finish.
PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice coffee/malt aroma. Complex chocolate, coffee, caramel, malt and toffee flavor. Creamy taste with light carbonation.