drjay44 (3087) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a medium beige head of good duration, over a clear, dark brown (SRM 30) body...nose is light cereal, tiny amounts of coffee, chocolate...taste is mainly cereal malts, with hints of cocoa, finishing dry....mouth feel light, carbonation high. It is dark, has more cereal flavors but little else. BJCP 6/3/11/4/6
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark body which was ruby red deep with a light tan head. A little bit of milky coffee and soft chocolate on the aroma also burnt notes. Roasted grain taste, pleasant bitterness and this beer seems to grow on you.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11-Mar-08 (12.7 oz bottle: Purchased 10-Feb-08 for $5.69 at City Beer in San Francisco, CA) This seems to be a rather fancy bottle (and a large price tag) for just a simple dark lager. Once the oversized cap is removed and the beer is poured, it smells rather chocolaty, lightly roasty, mildly sweet, but also a bit sour and perhaps showing a touch of acetaldehyde. Tasting the beer, the non-sweet chocolate and mild roast set the core flavors, but it is a bit sour as well, with hints of apple skins in the finish. Medium in weight from start to finish, but the medium-strong carbonation is a bit too forceful and there is a slight, roasty astringency in the finish. Dark ruby in color and fully clear, capped by a tall, fluffy, light-tan head that shows wonderful persistence, never losing a complete layer atop the beer. This beer seems to have some nice potential, but the perception of off-flavors is a distraction.
hawthorne00 (3046) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of dark caramel and coffee. Taste has some chocolate as well. A little overcarbonated, but a swirl improves things and makes the lovely head return. Dries out at the end but only a slight spiciness suggests bitterness. Not really my sort of thing.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light red-brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of caramel, light cocoa. Taste is burnt sugar, a bit paper, cocoa.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12.7oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) Pours a dark brown, hazy, with beige head. Aromaof toast, light dark roasted grain, light hop and malt spice. Flavor is the same. Overall, not bad at all.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 18/20
Way too much fizz. Located this in Queenstown, NZ. Pretty rare, it seems. Very dry and pretty malty. Rich. Not to my liking b/c of all the excess carbonation!
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear brown/black colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma of some chocolate malt with sweet fruits, some cherries. The taste of some chocolate bitter and cherries. The aftertaste is bitter with sweet.
Quevillon (2728) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle purchased at the Westmere Beverage Center (Albany, New York) on September 18, 2012. Very dark brown, medium head. Aroma of dry barley, cracked wheat, very fragrant. The taste is somewhat similar, but more raw, hints of smoked herbs, barley bitter. Like the other Moa, it is very good, I’d like it to have more Kiwi beer!
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blindtasting at Papsoe. Bottle. Hazy brown colour with a little nice head. Aroma of caramel, munic and toffee. Flavour of malt, munich malt and caramel. Nice tasty flavour, that ends up quite bitter.