TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my tob beers from one of the two best breweries in the Brew City (and no, the other top brewery is not Miller, even though they make decent beer). I have drank this beer for years, and just realized I have never rated it. A crime my drunk-a$$ is making up for right now.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich toasty malt flavor has hints of chocolate, anise, toffee and wet stone. Balance is great, with superb hoppy flavors and aromas that never attempt to take over. Chocolatey aftertaste is dry from the hops leaving a "Count Chocula" or "Cocoa Puff" cereal aftertaste which is as fun as it is tasty.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2005 Color is a glowing brown, fairly opaque, light And clear spotty lace, no head was produced. Smells of slight nuts and mild bread dough, very nice. Taste is openly hazy of sweet roasted malt and nuts. Medium body and feel thats pretty smooth and slightly astringant and has a very small, bittery tang, quite nice and very easy smoothness and bit of rough, oily texture to it.
notalush (4456) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
[draught] Easy drinking, but lacking any stand-out characteristics. The body is pretty thin, and the aroma fails to grabs attention and make you want to drink the beer at all. Slight coffee flavor at least keeps the tongue from being completely bored, otherwise this is a waste of calories.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer surprised me because it was such a dark lager. Very dark brown, a hint of roasted cocoa. Not very hoppy, but it is well-balanced. Somewhat thin-bodied, though, and not particularly striking.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great dunkel. My favorite Lakefront beer to date. Great mix of malted Barley, spice and caramel quality. Great aroma and easy drinkability.
Panzuriel (1225) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice rich brown red color with a nice head. Good malt aroma with nice flavor. Good finish. Clean mouthfeel Nice beer.
flemdawg (520) - Naples, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good color and decent head on this beer. Aroma was average, but that could have been because I was fighting a cold at the time. Great taste with a great finish. Thought it could have been fuller bodied though.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appealing Hallertauer (Mt. Hood) nose with some dark grain. Wonderful Dunkel flavor with excellent balance of hop spice, caramel richness and dark grain dryness. A bit sweeter than other examples of Munich Dark, but not at a level at which drinkability is compromised. I could drink this all day. Thanks, Howie.
redlem (1290) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth for this style. Nice tan head. Malt aroma and flavor enhanced by the creaminess of this beer. No bitter aftertaste which is impressive. Have had in the bottle and at the brewery, both are excellent. The brewery tour is worthwhile.