joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark chocolate color with a thin, creamy tan head. Molasses, rosted malts, and smoked wood aromas. Medium sticky body. Smokey and sweet flavor. Tastes mostly of roasted malts: caramel, toffee, molasses, with a little chocolate coming through. It has a bittersweet, dusty earth finish. Nice example.
crossovert (7006) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a super dark brown bordering on black with a smooth, foamy greyish tan head that has a nice cascade.
The smell is much like a dunkel with cocoa, raisins, sugar, and fresh baked bread.
The taste is total dunkel, and it is awesome, perhaps a bit roastier than most. It is dark, sugary with roastiness, a hint of bitter chocolate, and some earthy hops.
Somewhere between a baltic porter, a dunkel, and a schwartzbier.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-16-2011 01:14:16
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.
zach8270 (3376) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle - 500 ml fliptop) Deep brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is malty with some biscuit and fruit notes. Flavor is mildly fruity and sweet at the beginning with some smooth and caramel malts near the end. Finishes very clean. Very thin-bodied.
VertBaconStrips (2063) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
***review from Dec 2008***
Very deep brown brew with red tints, thin light brown head, excellent messy, ropy lacing. Great aroma when warm. Lots of malts, fresh pumpkin, cardboard, dry cat food (biscuiy), slight spice. The taste has lots of toasty malts, some pumpkin, not much else I guess. Borders on a thinly bodied brew, good middle, finishes with pumpkin and very dry. The soft pumpkin impression comes out a lot more when warmer. Interesting but I’ll forget about this shortly.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
brown color, sudsy tan head, some lace. aroma of sweet malt, dried fruit. flavor has sweet fruit notes, dry fruits, plums, hint of rosted malt and chocolate. medium body, sweet finish, a bit too sweet for me. sampled with cornfield, whiling away the time at his place.
Trev (1896) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark brown with a thin lasting tan head.
Aroma is nutty dark roast, light smokiness, some chocolate tones.
Flavour is again roasted nutty malt, bitter chocolate and light smoke with a charred wood bitterness to the finish. Not as sweet in the body as I expected.
CanIHave4Beers (3190) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This gets major appearance points. It is a colour I have never really seen in a beer, like a deep ruby reddish brown when held up to the light... that wont even quite describe it. The head is fluffy, and leaves a delicate lace. Aroma is mildly oaky with some brown sugar, some cherry, and some yeast. Taste is a remarkable balance between a very woody dry hoppiness and a nice sweet malt. I swear I even taste a little smokiness on it, I would not be surprised to find out there was a small amount of smoked malt on this beer. I have been waiting to try this, and it indeed has been worth the wait. I will no doubt buy it again.
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.
Snojerk321 (2980) - 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.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
V - dark brown black smallish head
A - muted coffee like
T - slight bitter porter like taste