VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 16, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Pours a dark reddish brown in color with very little carbonation or head. Aroma is not strong, but offers hints of malt and coffee. Flavor is malty and sweet, but has a "tang" to it. Hops are not evident in either the aroma or flavor. Finish is clean wih the same malty sweetness. An interesting beer, but nothing too remarkable about it.
Nuffield (3994) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very simple beer--malty, with a bit of chocolate and caramel popping through in moments of the aroma and flavor. Clinging head on a clear brown body. Normal, unremarkable palate. Plain and simple beer, though not unsatisfying.
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2005
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark reddish brown with a nice head. I didn’t think much of the aroma, kind of like moldy gym socks soaking in coffee. Fortunately the flavor was better. Flavor is roasted coffed, with hints of chocolate and a little fruitiness. The hop character is barely noticeable and I would have liked to have seen more.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber. Strong coffee aroma with sweet malty undertones. Small head, moderate carbonation. Flavor slightly tangy, one of the better dunkels I’ve had.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 This pours a dark, earthy brown with a slight tan head. The aroma is full of toffee with hints of chocolate and roasted malt. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, it tastes of dark malts, toffee, perhaps some chocolate, and a dusting of hops. Crisp finish. Nice, refreshing drink.
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BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark brown with a small to medium eggshell head. Medium bodied. Aroma: bitter chocolate, dark bitter malt, caramel, oak, smokey coffee. Taste: bitter chocolate, sour & bitter dark malts, light fruit, mild coffee, and hops towards the finish with a bitter chocolate.
raymow (1344) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I do taste a hint of coffee/chocolate and the beer is fairly drinkable, but it’s also nothing special. Pretty good - but not great.
beerguy101 (5351) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown color. Little to no head. Aroma is malt, caramel, touch of smoke and oak. A medium to light bodied dunkel. Malts are fruity, chocolate and sweet. Very smooth taste, Lots of malt not a lot of hops. Nice easy drinking dark beer. Sort of reminds me of a “old style” Bavarian Dark. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a deep brown w/ a thick tan cream head. Had a fairly mild aroma w/ hints of coffee (hard to pick up in a bar) the palate was creamy and delicious the flavor had hints of hops, malts, carmel, and maybe even a tiny bit of nutmeg.. overall I really liked this beer.
obisbeer (567) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice rich color or deep maroon almost with thick white head. Nice nose of coffee, chocolate, nuts and goodness. Med weight with a slightly sweet mid that lingers into the finish. The flavors start out as a carmel coffee concoction and move in to more roasted nuts and dry coffee beans. Nice chocolate note and overall a well made beer.