pkbites (708) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Wolskis. Head dies a little too quickly. Otherwise the malty, light chocolate flavor shines through. Toast warm yet not dry. This is a dark beer you could chug if you had to (rare among darks). Mouthfeel is medium-heavy but not burnt coffee like many dark beers. PK Like!!!!
GoldForg (11) - Hainesville, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful foaming action when poured. Looks like a root beer float when in a glass. Slightly bitter lingering after taste. Nice roasted, nutty, hoppy flavor.
AirForceHops (4178) - 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 (502) - - 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 (3338) - 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 (733) - 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 (2491) - 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 (1611) - 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 (1163) - 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.