nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007 There is chocolate, paper, and toasted grains. The appearance is dark brown with a small tan head. The flavor is like the aroma and a little like a fruity porter. The palate is thin. I really just don’t love this. It’s OK but that’s it.
thornecb (3975) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown into a stoneware mug. Smoky malt aromas. Creamy, yet crisp and smooth with dark caramel and a lasting smoke finish. Perfect for crisp evening watching the ALCS.
nuplastikk (3825) - 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.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 In the cool homebrewer-friendly flip cap 500 ml bottle from Cyclone Liquors. Light body with a white head. Dark brown colored beer.Very roasted in flavor. Maybe a little toasted. Disappointingly light in body. The bottle and the price ($2.99) were the best things about it. UPDATE: 10/18/05 Now on tap at the Huber Haus. Roasted flavor is more pronounced, but still too weak in the body department for me.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Large ivory frothy head that was mostly lasting, excellent lacing, fine-large sized bubbles, no visible carbonation, opaque, and a reddish brown hue. Malty, caramel, roasty, sweet nose. Malty, roasty and coffee tasting. Tingly mouthfeel. Medium body.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
BJ’s Winter Tasting 2005: Deep crimson hue; big-bubbled, but fading head. Creamy-smooth mouthfeel; kind of light. Very toasty and bready malts. Notes of chocolate, toffee, toast and nuts. Balancing bitterness. Mild beer, but nice and pleasant.
nearbeer (3283) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2008 0.5 l.Opaque black with a sticky, lasting three-finger head. Grain, herb, molasses and corn on the nose. Grain and biscuit initial flavor turns to roasted corn and nuts, then finishes with a delicate balance of spicy-herb hop and cocoa flavors. Light-medium body is fairly smooth, slightly watery, and finishes just dry enough. Great, highly-sessionable alternative to the ubiquitous Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Ale fall seasonals.
oldrtybastrd (3226) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep dark brown. Aromas of roasted malts, smoke, and hints of fruit. Flavors of the roasted malts, some fruit, with a coffee aftertaste.
alexanderj (3197) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Chino Hills BevMo. Poured a dark brown with a good sized light brown head. Aroma was heavy on the roasted malt with chocolate and yeast. On my initial taste I thought this was the best I have had of the style. Went back and checked my ratings and I was proven correct. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel. Rich flavor that had some lactic sweetness. Palate was almost watery, but worked well.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is a big gust of candy, some brown sugar and malt, garnet, wears a tiny toffee head. Taste is full roast malts, almost like malt/maple syrup. Medium bodied, sweet and mellow. Very nice. Thanks Radek.