nuplastikk (4090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Thick, amber-mahogany color with a huge. lasting head. Taste is very mellow, with mild chocolate and caramel notes being the backbone of the beer. Very smooth and drinkable, a great lager. The aroma is nice and fresh with a light herbal touch to it. A very sublime, quality beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: dark ruby red, frothy beige head, drippy sheets of lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel and chocolate aroma with a smokey character,
Flavor: dark chocolate and caramel flavor, touch of nice sweetness, light earthyness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
17thfloor (2426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very dark brown with a medium foamy tan head. Dark malts, mostly coffee dry/bitterness, some milk chocolate, not a much hops present. Like a very watery porter, still a really nice smooth flavor though. Some woodiness. Body is medium flat. Very dark dunkel.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing top 500ml
Appearance: Brown , dark brew with light copper sipping trough. Medium , presentable white top.
Nose : Neat , fresh light brown malts , god dose of continental mineral sided hops. Slight scent of alcohol. Lighter yet positive clean impression was made.
Flavor/Palate : Smooth , gentle dunkel palate. Mineral swiftness with mocha chocolate pairing. Lightly roasted malts with some bittering effect. Quiet good.
robertjm (729) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very thick foamy tannish colored head. Beer itself is dark brown. Aroma not very prevalent. Perhaps that of slightly wet newspaper. Fairly high in carbonation with brown malts on in the flavor. Flavors open up slightly after bottle has been open and beer has a chance to warm up a little. Typical thin body of a germanic brew. It was on the close-out rack at Bevmo for $2/btl. Kind makes me wish I’d bought more.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured a warm, deeper, garnet-tinted brown with a creamy cap of beige head.. perfect for the style! The aroma is sweeter with dusty cocoa, a touch of molasses, and accents of dry herbal and floral notes.. well-presented. The flavor had sweeter chocolate and toasted nutty notes at the core with very light herbal and coffee bitterness surrounding.. drier and good for the style, but it’s just not a great style. Lighter-bodied and free-flowing on the palate, leaving a dry impression.. lightly-toasted. This was a very solid brew!
Beerdedone (2465) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled. Pours a very dark brown with a nice fluffy tan head. Aroma of toasted malts, light chocolate, coffee, and a hint of toffee. Flavor is roasted malts, caramel, light chocolate, and some smoke with a dry finish.
joet (2039) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - FEB 5, 2008
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Thin, headless, very dark brown, bits of nuts but more prominent aromas of wet asphalt and old licorice. No body at all and barely any bitterness and near totally dry. This is barely beer to me. Could have been water scooped from an old washing machine and pitched with ash. Not quite Chelada but pretty bad.
McGarnigle (532) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml, undated but probably not as fresh as I’d like. I got a good pop when opening this one. Translucent very dark brown with beige head. Not a lot of aroma: smells lager-ish with some cocoa. Body is a bit too thin with assertive fine bubbles. Taste is balanced between malt and hops. It’s not really as roasty as I would have thought. Slightly bitter with a dry finish. Very drinkable, but for the imported price.
kapusta (87) - Dover, Delaware, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, dark browm color, almost black, but light still goes through. Quickly diminishing taqn/brown head. Flavor is malty and bread-like. Nice bitter sweetness along with a slight roasted flavor. This is very well done.