5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pitch brown, nearly black, moderate frothy light beige head, very sticky lacing. Subtle roasted malt nose, slightly bready, very minor fig/date as well. Smooth malt body, pale roasted malts, very clean, no residuals. Mouthfeel is fairly moderate tho. This one is too easy to drink, a true measure of how good it is. Probably one of the better ones I have had.
BBB63 (5602) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with a snappy swing top that poured a deep brown hue with reddish highlights. The beer is topped by a small but tight off-white head that left better than average lacing. The aroma has notes of caramel and nutty malts, rye, dusty yeast esters, prune, and some bittersweet chocolate. The taste starts less sweet than I would have guessed with a bit of acidic fruit snap on top of the rich malts. Grainy and malty throughout this nicely drinkable brew. Light grassy bitterness on the finish which was lively and refreshing on the palate. A nice surprise, I enjoyed this more than expected, worth the $3.50.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light roasty chocolate aroma, also slightly metallic. Pours super dark brown with a small tan head. Flavor is roasty, slightly sweet malt with a light bitterness in the finish. Clean crisp finish. Light with mild carbonation.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a brown body with a tan head. Toasted malt, lightly nutty with a note of peat. Simple bitter with chocolate sweet malty accents.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark mahogany, nice head and lacing. Nose of sweet grapes and malt; reminds me of all of the clean german style japanese beers? Thin and malty with lots of roast and nice maltiness and finish. Good.
Braudog (5356) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2007
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Swing top ... OK, I didn’t expect this to be a dark beer for some reason. The aroma is smoky and meaty, like beef jerky. But after that promising introduction, the beer falls flat ... literally. Flat and little texture and without any strong flavor components, this settles to be a moderately chocolatey beer with a mild chalkiness and a hint of smoke. (#3086, 9/9/2007)
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice pour, a mahogany dark enough to seem almost black, capped by a tall tan head that pasted heavy lacing to the sides of the glass. The aroma has chocolate, dark roasted malt, nuts, and the slightest hint of herbal/grassy hops. Rich malty flavor, grain and dark bread dough, milk chocolate, a soft spiciness... i.e., good stuff. It finishes both sweet and mildly dry. A very quaffable lager.
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beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This dunkel pours a deep brown color form a 50cl flip top bottle. Large sized beige creamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate malt, slightly sweet with a touch of fruitiness. A medium to light bodied dunkel. The malts are caramel, chocolate and semi-sweet. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice balance. Soft carbonation. A milder tasting dunkel the flavors of raisins, chocolate and roasty malts, mingle nicely in this one. There is perhaps a touch of smoke at the finish. Mouthfeel is full and soft. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml swing top bottle purchased in CT.This was pretty good considering I have had a few old bottles from mahrs in the past. This tasted kinda fresh with a nice clean malt profile. Pours a deep brown, mostly clear with a nice beige head. Aroma is light munich and light chocolate with that typical dunkel aroma. Not hoppy at all, althought it has a slight crisp bitter finish but is pretty smooth. Lots of dark munich and toffee-like malts all the way through. Again- cool label, nice bottle and good price.
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a very large white head. Body is almost black with a touch or crimson coming through when held to bright light. The aroma is bread crust with some fall leaves. The hops aroma is subtle but nice and earthy. The taste is a nice light and refreshing blend of apricots, bread and fall leaves. Overall a very solid Oktoberfest that I like as the musty earthy tastes outweigh any sweetness that seems to dominate others in the style. Very nice.