fidelis83 (1739) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 7, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark mahogany tinted brown with a 2 finger, chunky tan head that fades to a thick skim after a couple of minutes and leaves some sparse lacing from there. Aroma is toasted pecan, sweet grain, light roast and plain croutons. Flavor is sweet grain, light roast, a hint of smoke, dates, vanilla, some medicinal notes, dry wood and light herbal hops. Finishes with roast, sweet wheat bread, a hint of espresso, slightly medicinal. Palate is thin, a little oily and has a moderate, sharpe feeling carbonation. Not bad, reminds me of a schwarzbier.
EithCubes (4420) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Overly sweet nose with a little ash and burned notes amid the roast. Just a little cocoa. Pours very dark red with ruby highlights and a noisy, rocky light tan head. Taste is bittersweet leaning heavily to the sweet side, some syrupy caramel, red berry, and very nearly artificial sweetener. Some dark earthy undertones but more in the direction of earth. Full body, lightly slick and lightly creamy. Aftertaste is very cigarette-ashy but pleasant. Again, unclean, and something I wonít be buying again, but there are some good flavors in here and itís possible to scrape out more than a modicum of pleasure.
DasBierChef (1080) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer pours a translucent brown color with a thin off white head. The aroma is sweet, very malty with a hint of alcohol. The flavor is much the sane as the aroma. A pretty good beer, but Iíd have to be in the right mood for a lighter, sweeter bock.
wlajwl (3345) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rather thin in body although it does have a decent maltiness. Kind of bland but passable.
Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled. Poured deep cola brown with a short, creamy cap of tan head. The aroma picked up artificially-sweetened caramel, chocolate, and molasses accented by some vanilla.. almost like a beer soda. The flavor found very sweet molasses and chocolate notes at the core, again with a little vanilla on the edges.. bitterness was very light and earthy.. finished sweet with a bit more of the molasses and vanilla. Lighter-bodied and overly sweet on the palate, but no serious flaws or infection noted.. maybe I had a "good" bottle of it.
patrick767 (3238) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle - Pours dark amber and has a toasty malt aroma. The flavor is toasted, slightly grainy caramel malt. Itís too watery once again though not as much so as the previous two Minhas beers I rated (Farmhouse and Pilsner). Drinkable and really boring.
XmnwildX12 (2074) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 Bottle share from Ryan, dark cola pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of sweet malt, grain, and nuts. Taste is grain, caramel sweetness, decent malt, quite light body.
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TheHulk (485) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The initial taste comes on really strong, much more than you expect from the aroma. There is a lot of malt flavour and it leave a bit of bitterness in your mouth. After the bitterness clears you get the coffee and sweetness of the flavours.
cbfobes (1943) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle, pours a nice dark brown color with thin tan head, aroma is of roasted malt and taste is of malt and a slight hint of hops to it, overall this isnít terrible but isnít good.
Reimer96 (858) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear brown color with an off-white head that doesnít last long. Aroma is a strong sweet malts with caramel, toasty overtone and no hops present. Taste is a simple malt flavor and lots of caramel, too much artificial sweetness. Overall itís drinkable but too sweet.