riversideAK (5624) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle generously given as a bonus by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad. Light sweet malty aroma. Perhaps a little chocolate or ripe fruit. Not too much going on here. Nice transparent red amber colors with a thin sticky head. Malty sweetness, ripe fruit, toffee, a touch of tartness and maybe some toast. Some dry roast lingers for a while and then is gone with the clean finish. Unobtrusive, well done. Nothing special, but nothing wrong with it.
nuplastikk (4697) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Filtered looking brown amber color. Unassuming mildly sweet aroma. The taste is pretty straightforward, with a crisp hop balance to the dark malt. Not exactly world class, but a pretty good session beer in a lot of respects. Easy drinking and smooth for sure.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark ruby-brown color with a large khaki head. The aroma was lightly sweet and malty with a touch of malted milk and chocolate. The flavor was sweet, creamy and malty with a lightly bitter and roasty middle and noted of malted milk underneath. The finish was short tangy and bitter. Decent.
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toasty, dark malt with a light woody component. A little upfront sourness that segues into a mossy, earthy peice that is well suited to the creamy mouthfeel.
keepersj12 (2758) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
About average right down the line. Nothing to go out of your way for. Kind of light and watery.
popephred (257) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
BOTMC Selection November 2008: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Pour produced a red-brown body, topped by a medium head of tan foam, which lingered. Aroma is malty, with some caramel notes. Flavor is on the dry side with medium to light mouthfeel. Palate is slightly roasty, though not much else. An adaquate, though not outstanding brew.
Nejhleader (1264) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
has a good malt aroma to it, body seems a bit thin, has a little of a roast malt taste, but not much else.
That1Guy (1962) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another aight offering. Coffee and sweet malts on the nose. Little sweeter in the flavor. Little sweeter yet in the burp. Dunkels is a rare breed, innit?
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours an almost clear, deep caramel with a creamy khaki head. The aroma is delicately malty, with a sweet caramel character and notes of fresh biscuits. There is also something of a metallic tinge to the aroma, probably because these are twist-off caps and the beer has been slightly oxidized.
The taste: remarkably clean. Dry, with touches of caramel malt flavor and toast. Again, there is the slightest bit of oxidation, likely my fault for treating this beer badly and drinking it old. The palate is wonderfully dry, with a smooth but not overpowering carbonation. I could easily have another. By the way, this one has left thick rings and serious honeycomb lacing on my glass.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of alexsdad06. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of dark fruit, earthy, tea, caramel, molasses. Tastes of tea and some caramel. Decent.