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 (1063) - 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 (5338) - 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 (565) - 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.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malt and yeast aroma, rich smooth chocolate coffee taste, stays smooth the entire trip . A brew that hs converted many to the dark side. Especially works on women who say they would never touch a dark beer
BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Deep reddish brown hue with small head and little lace. The aroma has notes of smoky and caramelized malts, floral hops, pipe tobacco, coffee, and dusty yeast esters. The taste starts with a sublime bittersweet malty nature before a light twangy fruit character sets in. The finish is mostly smoky and nutty, some bitters detected. The feel is so average, not much depth but it is lively. Okay brew, something you can drink a couple of in a setting.