skortila (4463) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Dutch ratebeermeeting) Aroma of roasted chocolate malts and banana. Clear, dark brown coloured with a thin off-white head. Taste is again roasted malts, bitter, chocolate. Creamy aftertaste.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark, small frothy head, faint toffee aroma. Dusty sweet toffee flavour, a bit short and a medium body although it’s a bit on the light side. By the end I found it overly sweet.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: clear brown color, with a decent tannish layer of film for a head.
Aroma: caramelly sweet, light, and very mellow.
Taste: rather thick on the tongue at first, then nothing but lightness. Light bodied on the palate, too, but not lacking in flavor in the least. Nutty, caramelly sweetness continues and abounds. Tasty, a trifle fruity, and yummy, to a point. If you want a mild, but flavorful dark lager, by all means go for the Baron!
vanvenlo (1208) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2005 30 Aug 2004 - Sweet choc fruit spicy hop aroma, I am impressed by the aroma. Clear dark brown-red colour, good head and suds lacing. A bit sugary, fruit hop and choc malt. Could be thicker, thin to medium mouthfeel. I guess I expected more of a finish for a dark beer.
Lunkie (1401) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet chocolate fruit malt aroma. Dark bown red colour with good head. Fruity malt flavour with a hint of chocolate. Smooth palate. Yum!
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red amber hue with a large head. Barley and malt smells jump out from this brew which has a bavarian malt-barley flavor as well with the possible addition of oats. A smooth metallic overtone is well integrated. A nice dark lager.
mjg74 (2491) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown color. Aroma is a little sweet a little caramel and chocolate. Good smooth flavor, not too strong of a taste. Roasted malt flavor with a touch of chocolate.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled in Stella, Praha 5. Dark brown colour and medium white/beige head. Caramelly and slightly roasty aroma. Nutty, malty and chololatey flavour. It was one of my first Czech dark lagers and I still love it.
Palidor19 (2931) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed it, hints of sweet Chocolate, soft finish, on the negative side: watery texture
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour with a fairly thick tan head. Rich sweet caramel and nutty aroma, oaky, with a bit of fruitiness in it. Flavour is also nutty and malty. Medium-bodied but finished with lingering floral and coffee notes. A bit of soapiness comes out but still a good beer.