queenholly (2890) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black bread and chocolate malt and prune aroma. Chestnut with a small, quickly dissipating tan head. Dark bread, sweet chocolate malt, and prune flavor. Smooth medium body. I really loved the chewy dark bread flavor going on in this one, and found it going down far too easily. This is one I could drink a little too much of if I wasn’t careful.
Evolutionary (278) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from beer of the month club. Dry smell and very malty taste. Smooth mouthfeel. Dark color and good pour.
---Rated via my mouth
Patrickctenchi (3556) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with tan head..
Scent is dark fruit, cola.
Flavour is Bread, raisin, chocolate, roasted malt...
A very tasty, semi-sweet, smooth beer...
Definitely one I want to have on hand in the cellar.
Simple, but excellent.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed: 6/18/10. 12oz bottle picked up in Findlay, OH. Poured into a mug. Pours a dark sweet tea-looking color with a thin tan head resting on top. Little retention, less lace. Scents of dark fruits, raisins, faint alcohol, and warm pumpernickel.
The body is of moderate depth. Carbonation level is decent. Good crisp feel. As far as flavor goes, this is one of the best of the style I’ve ever had. They really nailed it where it counts. Great bready flavors abound, some faint molasses, and plenty of chocolate malts. This reminds me at times of a chocolate drink. Very well-done. I could have another, no problem. Recommend.
maxwelldeux (3539) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much head, and a very dark amber color with deep hints of red. Good malty flavor up front that fades quickly.
zvikar (3371) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours rusty to clear brown with lots of carbonation and medium beige head, aroma of nuts, cookies, dough, chocolate, flavor of malt, roasted malt, nuts, sweetness, light bodied, nice
chicowv (455) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle via Benny: Pours dark, mostly black with a nice tan head. Taste is complex with toasted malts and a light spruce hop. Palate is smooth, bubbly and very complex for a lager. Very nice offering.
rondphoto (1897) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear ice tea color with fast disappearing head and no lace. The taste is the surprise: a nicely balanced caramel malt and effervescent bittering in the finish. Smooth drinking, sessionable, altogether a decent brew for a light evenings work.
ADesenberg (581) - Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours a nice dark brown color with a small off white head. It has toffee, roasty rich and sweet aromas. The flavor is nice and full with lots of brown sugar and roastiness.
kerenmk (2260) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 31, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Looks like cocke - almost opaque brown, no head. Nose: mud, carboard, some coffee and roast. Mouth: paper, bland, watery. Dry feeling, light body, short finish. Past its prime for sure.