hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours brownish with red tinge and a cream colored head. Aromas are bready and sweet. Tastes are clean lager with some roast notes and a little hop bitterness on the back end. A quality session brew from NC.
TURDFERGUSON (4027) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Kind of a plum colored reddish brown with a small white head. Nose is lightly creamy, malts, dark fruits, yeast. Pretty nice flavor, similarly malty, quite dextrinous. Not a huge dunkel-head, but I found this to be simple and tasty. Maybe my favorite Mother Earth beer.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Originally reviewed: 4/6/10. So glad these guys are available here in the Triad now! Poured this into a standard pint glass. Pours a deep dark brown with a thin tan head on top. Retention was pretty weak and it left little-to-no lace on the glass. Scents of molasses, dark breads, toffee, and some licorice.
This beer is fairly full-bodied with a good carbonation backing. Sweet flavors of bittering dark chocolate, toffee, molasses, and a good mealy finish. Bitterness is very low on this one. This is all malts and I like it. Very good beer. I’d get a sixer of this and enjoy it immensely.
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a semi dark, amber color. Has an aroma and taste of sweetness. This is an easy drinking dark beer. Good.
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with a enormous (4+ finger) light tan frothy head that lasted throughout and had some excellent spotty sheets of lace.
The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt, a pine hop and a musty yeast with notes of chocolate, coffee, toffee and dark fruit (raisins and prunes).
The taste was nice and malty with a touch of toffee sweetness and a hint of chocolate from the beginning then proceeded to become mildly bitter and hoppy with a note of coffee and just a light presence of dark fruit towards the end. The flavor lasted a decent while after the swallow with a nice roasty hoppiness left lingering on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a shade or two under medium in body with a nice dry texture and an almost fizzy carbonation.
Overall an impressive roasty brew. Sweet, bitter and quite malty, it had it all going on...
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark in color with a pleasing bitter taste and a slight hoppy aftertaste. Might be a good dark session beer. Enjoyable.
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Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown like stained oak. Virtually no head whatsoever after the first few seconds. The beer emits a sweet aroma and drinks with a easy-going dunkel character -- sweetly malty, with a tinge that almost crosses the line into cocoa, but not quite. Easy to drink, unoffending in any way, so most anyone would be OK with it. (#4472, 2/7/2012)
Cybercat (4287) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong, malty aroma is slightly musky and has earthy, molasses and nutty notes. It pours a somewhat translucent sepia with a fairly thick, if not persistent, wheat-brown head that leaves considerable lacing. Rich flavor has a malty core and caramel, earthy, nutty and molasses notes. Firm-bodied texture is smooth yet rather tingly, leaving an earthy, woody finish. Eminently drinkable and enjoyable.
bigguns22 (745) - Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a great looking beer.Dark brown with hues of red.The head is huge,tan and creamy.This beer is lighter then you may think but still pretty good.Flavors lite and malty and just a touch bitter.
bryanm18 (48) - Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2011 A little bit of bitterness on the finish. Nice dark brown with a slightly off-white head. Very palatable, but a little bit thinner than I like.