hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown in color with a light brown fizzy head, quickly diminishing. Malty nose with a hint of choclate. Flavor is sweet and grainy with some smokiness. Body is quite thin, clean finish.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown color with medium head.Malty aroma that smells stronger than it tastes. Smooth overall taste with a simple finish. For a cheaper beer pretty impressive
3fourths (8982) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 10, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown, with a little light passing through the glass. Thin, creamy, malty aroma, with a hint of pine-scented cleaner in there as well. Not a strong taste, but very carbonated, and a little watery, syrupy, but with a nice roasted, creamy flavor.
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was pretty good until I tried Newcastle the next night, still nothing to sneeze a good thick beer
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent dunkel, with a nice malt nose, good ruby color, and a fairly light flavor. A stronger, deeper flavor would benefit this beer...and the drinker!
Panzuriel (1712) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark color with a nice head. Roasted malt aroma with a nice taste. Good dunkel beer with a clean finish.
gjamieson (80) - Canton, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was impressed with this brew. Good malt aroma, impressive color, and nice finish. Recommended as a lower-price dark lager.
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice malty aroma but surprisingly NOT creamy. That is the name, isn't it? A let- down from a brewery that is my fave macro from North America. More body and complexity needed---ya think they took bottles of their lager and added carmel coloring after "over-aging"...?
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium ruby with a medium off white head. Some malt aroma. A pleasant malty taste. An American Dark is a description I saw for imported German darks and it applies here.
GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I'm rating from memory, but I've had like 50 or60 of these, mostly bottles, but Ive drank 1/4 barrels with like 10 or 12 people on several occasions back at UW Oshkosh. (Note: very likely a gross underestimate) The brew is a decent one for a relatively large scale brewery. Dark body, but still translucent. Some roasted flavors, a bit of bitterness, but chocolate maltiness certainly prevails. rather watery and thin mouthfeel and not much complexity on the finish.