Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is dark ruddy brownish amber with a thin tan head...smell is faintly fruity with some light pears and hints of toasted bread or melty chocolate...taste is lightly sweet and roasty with a strange off cardboard flavor toward the finish...
StefanSD (2303) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Pepsican. Pours a dark brown color with red highlights and a small khaki head. The aroma has cherries, roasted malts and some earthy dust. The flavor is light with more red fruit, a hint of coffee, minerals and chocolate. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The finish is short, dry and slightly astringent. Overall: A very basic, but enjoyable, brew. I recommend it.
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
BOTTLE:Dark with nice lace. Definite chocolate and roasted malt aroma and flavor. Lively palate with a long but minorly dry finish and very earthy.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brownish mahogany with small tan head that leaves some fine lace.
Smells of chocolate, toffee, roasted barley, raisin, molasses, some spice.
Tastes much as the nose indicates. Mildly bitter chocolate, raisin, molasses, roasted barley. Big malt flavor without being sweet.
Smooth full mouthfeel despite somewhat aggressive carbonation. Impressively simple.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle via Mys Swap 3.0 (thanks iowaherkeye!). Pours a deep dark brown with an above average sized beige head. Nose is caramel, toffee & dark fruit. Taste is some sweet caramel, toffee, chocolate, almonds. Body is light/medium, carbonation is perfect. A decent Bock.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red with a creamy tan head. Dark caramel malt, cocoa, vanilla aroma with a hint of DMS. Way bitter for the style. Rather thin in body. Ok flavors of raisin and chocolate but lacking in malt.
alexsdad06 (8233) - Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Secret Santa ’07. Pours a clear deep red/garnet color with a fizzy disappearing beige head. The aroma is medium sweet caramel, chocoloate malt, and lager yeast. The flavor is pretty straight forward medium sweet caramel, chocolate, and biscuits. Not much in the way of bitterness. This definetly leans to the side of malty. Not bad though; just not very complex.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
interesting pour: dark purple, no head. the aroma so so subtle that i only caught air. the sour-sweet flavor was not enjoyable. the sour finish sticks with you. and the sweetness in the flavor is mush too overpowering for me.
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice full frothy head that falls at a normal pace. Deep deep red beer, very nice. Light burnt malt aroma with a strong chocolate smell. A little on the sweet but the flavor comes out nice on the after taste.
DietPepsican (1578) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Yeasty chocolate aroma. flavor of chocolate, yeast, and malt. Finishes thin, high carbonation.