AirForceHops (4067) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at Oliver’s Beverage Center, Albany, NY. Deep brown color, no head. Low carbonation. Aromas of sweet malt and dark fruit. Taste was caramel, coffee, chocolate and a moderate Earthy hop finish. Dirty malts. Overall, it’s a nice representation of a German style. Drinkable and could be a session brew even if it is a tad boring. If you like the style maybe it will grab you.
Cousin_Larry (484) - - JUL 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2013 Pours black with moderate head. Tastes of coffee and chocolate with minimal bitterness.
ads135 (3289) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surpringly smooth for how roasty its taste is. Some chocolate and caramel with a bit of pine and nuts.
jmcgavin12 (492) - Madison, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky brown pour with lots of tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and toasted malt goodness. The body is full and creamy with a smooth finish. The flavor is a bit lackluster but a very quaffable beer
bmerz (728) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep amber. Fruit and caramel, lightly toasty malt aromas. Flavor of light earth, spice, light pine, and fruit. Fairly well balanced. Slick but fairly clean feel. Not bad at all!
Ed5388 (2441) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, sweet molasses, brown sugar, and caramel. Taste of roasted malts up front, sweet caramel and a slightly hoppy finish.
csaso (1576) - Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - average size foamy head, dark amber/brown color, roast malt aroma and flavor, with some coffee notes (but not overbearing for someone who doesn’t like coffee like me), pretty decent hop balance
andrewturba (1151) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear brown with a small off white head. Aroma is chocolate, nuts, caramel, and toast. Flavour is chocolate, nutty, mild sweetness, caramel, and bready.
zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Pours brown with a small beige head, aroma of dark bread, caramel, flavor is bitter with chocolate, caramel, dark bread, malt acidity, medium bodied
jbruner (2826) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 Pours a dark blackish red from the bottle with thin tab cap of lacy head that spots nicely. Aroma is toasted malt, marshmallow, lager yeast, and chocolate malt. Taste is roasted barley up front and yeast, then a heavy marshmallow and chocolate flavor on the back end. Much better than I was expecting for the score or has on here.