Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Jerc and GregClow. Very dark brown, small beige head. Sweet spicy dark malt aroma with some nutmeg - almost reminds of Anchor our Special Ale a bit - fig, some hops. Interesting stale malt taste, almost porter like. Some spiciness. A little dry smoke in finish. Very dry. OK.
mjg74 (2984) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from BevMo. Loud pop upon opening. Dark maroon in color. Large brown head. Sweet chocolate aroma. Some roasted coffee as well. Thin mouthfeel. Some burnt coffee bitterness seems to dominate. Not to sweet. Good sessionable dunkel.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. 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.
jb (2899) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decided to cap off a night at a concert (Southside Johnny, woo hoo!) with a beer. This one was recappable, even better. Brilliant candy, molasses and tea aroma. Beautiful look too, dark, reddish with a nice head and heavy lacing. Palate is a bit thin, graham crackers, dough, sweetness and a the finish is a total absence of everything.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tap @ Waterfront Ale House. Absolutely delicious. I could drink gallons of this stuff. Mild, light, with just enough malt to be a schwarzbier. Touch of roast, also evident in the nose. Creamy beige head.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2006 Swing-top bottle: Ruby with a small tan head, dark malts, with some sweetness, medium bodied, starts and ends lightly sweet, mild carbonation, smooth ending.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was awesome! Pours a deep reddish brown, with a nice rocky head. Almost porterish in the mouthfeel, with an ample amount of roastiness, chocolate and caramel with some tasty dark fruits. Not too heavy on the palate, but just right!
jimhilt (2552) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a four-finger very light tan head, fades slowly and leaves a good lace. Nearly black color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is malty. Starts slightly sweet, definite hoppy finish but not overpowering. Good Oktoberfest. $3.60 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.
joet (2534) - 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.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown Coloring with Tan Head. Rye Bread Aroma. Chocolate Notes, Rye Bread, Dry, Crisp and Very Tasty.