chicowv (465) - 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 (2368) - 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 (662) - 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 (2653) - 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.
DSG (6459) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear brown with only a tiny bit of beige foam. Nice malty caramelly aroma with nuts and notes of toast and chocolate. Sweet caramelly malt flavor with some toastiness and a slightly drier finish with a bit of roastiness and light herbal hints. Medium-bodied. Not bad.
Fratto (2700) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cavie. Brown pour with a small head. Aroma is brown sugar, dark fruit, and baking spice. Taste is dark fruit, pumpkin bread, spice, and malty.
Cavie (3879) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish orange color with brown tints. Beige colored head. Aroma is syrup, dark malts, sweet caramel and brown sugar. Flavor is dark malts and roasted notes. Caramel and toast. Not bad.
drowland (6259) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/25/11. Merry Christmas! 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie. Dark amber pour with a small khaki head that fades. Big caramel aroma with touches of tartness and roast. Sweet caramel aroma that then shows chocolate and a surprising roasted malt presence. Not bad!
DrSilverworm (7217) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Somewhat hazy red/maroon color, minimal off-white head. A couple nice thick horizontal ropes of lace. Moderate to light carbonation. Unusual fruity taste, like prunes or other dark fruits, maybe cranberry juice. Pretty much no alcohol taste [I was expecting a higher ABV due to this being called "double-dark" ] but there’s a thick fermentiness. Taste is sweet, some sour, lighter bitter. Not for me.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a thin off-white head. Notes of toffee, caramel, toasted malt, sweet and bready. Medium to full bodied, lightly sweet with lively carbonation.