gwelch925 (31) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a 6’er for the Euro Cup, congrats Spain. Barbarossa is copper in color. When I poured this beer in to a Lager glass it formed a nice two-finger head. The head had a tan color to and it laced well ,however it did diminish to a thin sized head before I made it halfway through the beer. The aromas featured roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. The flavors included chocolate, a bit of smokiness, some grain and nuttiness ,but the roasted malts are the major players. Overall it was a good representative of Christian Moerlein. I only wish that I slowed down a bit and saved at least one of the six for after the game.
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with alexsdad06 (thanks!). Poured a deeper amberish color witha smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, light smoke, grains, and light nuts. Tastes of roast, chocoalte, and some graininess.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown in color with some reddish undertones. Slight head when poured, but disappears shortly after.
Smell is all malt and that distinctive lager smell.
Taste is much the same, but I get a little sweetness and some tobacco/smoke flavors as well. Medium to full on the mouthfeel and creamy. This is a nice addition to the CM lineup.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from alexsdad06. Pours a deep amber with a thick tan head. Aroma of lager yeast munich malts, and dark bread dough. Medium light bodied, with some very slight wateriness in the texture. Flavor of caramel, nuts, grain husks and toasted malts. Just a touch of bittering hops on the finish to keep this in balance. Not bad, but has a nagging cheapness somewhere.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2008 Very good for a Lager. Full of flavor, yet full or smoky tones. Tastes smoky, yet balanced. Nutty flavors and malty ones abound.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
North Raleigh Tasting! Dark brown. Roasted malts on the nose. flavor profile is similar to that of a dopplebock
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, very nice deep red color yet very transparent with decent tan head. Dominant aroma is the sweet roasted malts. Flavor is sweet, nutty malts. Body is solid, actually has the body of a heavier beer with a higher alcohol content than 5.2. Overall a good dunkel, another good beer from christian moerlein.
alexsdad06 (5608) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear deep copper color with a small diminishing beige head. The aroma is moderately sweet toasted malts. The flavor is more toasted malt, light nut character, light chocolate, and some watered down cola sweetness. Medium bodied. This is decent, but not up to some of the earlier beers they have released in the past year.
Lowe1983 (1351) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper color with an off-white head. Sweet malt aroma with toasted malts dominate. Flavor is better then I thought it would be from the aroma with toasted malts, some nuttiness, and a little chocolate flavor. Not too bad but no that great either.
Tmoney99 (10841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Arnold’s tapping party. Poured clear dark brown color with a moderate off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium nutty, toasted malt aroma. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations were met.