deanso (6248) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
37.5cl bottle shared from Annam, Hcmc.
Thick off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Nice Dunkel.
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 22, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Courtesy of ericandersnavy. Clear amber color/ tan head. Mild dry cardboard aromas. medium bodied. Lightly sweet caramel, cardboard flavors.
blutt59 (6141) - 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
PorterPounder (5972) - 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.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this beer. This is my first beer from the great country of New Zealand.
The beer pours an orange-brown color with a white head. The aroma is pretty basic with toffee malt. The flavor is more of the same, lots of toffee. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad, but nothing specials.
thirdeye11 (5730) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12.7oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) clear orange-brown with lasting bubbles. Nose of sweet dark brown sugar, caramel and dark fruit. Taste of brown sugar, some fruits, with a creamy but watery body.
Suttree (5407) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown, fairly clear, and a thin head. . Aroma is cole and bread. Flavor is mostly cola, again, with some earthy, piney notes in the finish.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This American Dark Lager pours a deep brown color from a 33cl. bottle. Medium to large sized beige foamy head. Good retention and nice lacing. Aroma is dark malt, caramel and slightly sweet. Medium bodied dark beer. The malts are slightly roasty, touch of chocolate and dark fruit. The hops are earthy and slightly spicy. This beer reminds me a little of some of the dark beers I drank way back in the old days. A little darker malts, slightly more flavor and body than the lighter stuff. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Nothing really outstanding here, but it is a very nice drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
notalush (5235) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark ruby - the aroma is doughy, nutty, with a slight earthy must, fruitiness and vegetal character - full but soft carbonation in the mouth - almost like a brown ale in flavor, with strong nutty flavor, moderate herbal bitterness - a little chalky and dry on the back end - slight hints of cocoa and bread at the end as well - earthy - an interesting and underrated beer.
Beershine (5218) - 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.