PorterPounder (6987) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 750 ml cage corked bottle. Dark chestnut brown pour with a spongy off-white head. Slightly sweet aroma with some nutty accents and a hint of chocolate. Flavor is solid with some nutty accents, very mild chocolate, brief mention of dates. Mouthfeel is on par for a lager. Nothing jumps out at you - but a decent drinking lager.
blutt59 (6426) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, dark amber with big tan foam, aroma of chocolate and and nuts flavor has some grainy sourness and a dishwasher finish
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Attractive tea-amber colour with lasting head. Grain yeast and hop aroma. Interesting herbal yeast flavour with some grain and hop. Somewhat thin and airy. Hard to place as a dark lager.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Green bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with an off-white head and a hazy brown body. Aroma is caramel, watery water (yes, wrote that in my notebook). Taste is honey, metallic notes, tea and bitter. Light bubbles.
halfonit (1304) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 18, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown amber color. Aroma is of chocolate malts, slight coffee, and some type of spoiled scent. Flavor is of malts, chocolate, and chalk. In the end this one seems to lack some flavor. Disappointing.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12.7 ounce bottle from The Libation Station in Johnson City, TN. Pours a dary hazy brown color with a large brown frothy head. Fair head retention and lacing. A bit of skunk when the bottle is first opened which dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma of sweet malts with a hint of dark fruits. Taste is bitter malts, some graininess, faint raisins and VERY faint chocolate. Thin-medium bodied.
beernbourbon (1500) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pour hazy copper with a thin tan head. Aroma is green bottle beer, light caramel malt, faint floral hop, and a faint christmas spice component. Flavor is Caramel malt, green bottle beer, light floral hop, and a touch of crisp hop in the finish. The finish surprised me, in a good way. Quite bold and crisp. Not bad, but not too crazy.
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured oily black from bottle, with a small tan head. Aroma is pretty mild, with roasts, faint espresso, and a bit of pruney-tartness. Flavor starts mellow, with some amusing dark fig-prune, medium-dark chocolate, and earthiness. Mouthfeel is medium in body, with large carbonation that reminded me of homebrew. Pretty decent Swarzbier, but missing that clean ash-roasts and meaty malt profile of the best in the style.
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2010
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
375 ml green bottle. Very ordinary. Thin off white head with minimal lacing, hazy dark brown colour and slight caramel and malt nose. Sweet without being cloying and slightly bitter undertones with weak finish. Medium body, somewhat creamy and a little too much carbonation. Not a keeper.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from store in Hanoi. Murky deep brown, opaque with scant head. Yeasty aroma is candy sugar, Belgian-influenced, dark sugars, chocolate-covered berries, cake. Easy palate is prickly at first but not high carbonation. Finish is abrupt. Thin, minerally, and dry. Flavors are not as complex as the aromas let on, it’s not a sophisticated brew but it is nice, has dry cocoa flavors.