DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown but not thick...shows light through easily. Nice sweet nose, a little candy sugar. Flavors combine sweetness with a bit of smoke and a lot of nice dark grain. Real quick finish, highly drinkable. Nice stuff.
kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Amber color, modest head but no lacing. Nice odor of roasted malts , smoke and butter in the taste like a porter, just the color was lighter.
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a slightly cloudy, dark brown with a foamy, light tan head. The nose is light with notes of chocolate, earth, and caramel. The flavor is well balanced with sweetness to go with the chocolate and caramel notes and a solid back bitterness to with the roasted notes. A little thin in the body with medium carbonation and a medium long bitter finish. This one could use a little more body to it, but it’s a decent dunkel.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: April 16, 2010
Source: The Pint House, Asheville
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness, balancing earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
NachlamSie (2723) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Bruisin’. Pours a dark copper color which is none too cloudy. The aroma is sweet with lots of toffee, brown sugar and a vegetable medley for some funkiness. Something reminds me of apricots a little. The mouthfeel is very prickly with lots of carbonation. I’m not digging this one too much. It has a certain gummy-type flavor I associate mainly with bocks which keeps me away from that style. Vegetable flavors abound with hints of corn, apricots, and a sticky taffy note. This may be a good example of the style, but these lagers just aren’t for me.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transluscent brown with little to no head. Nice roast and toast on the nose. Hints of chocolate and coffee come through nicely. Roasted malt and chocolate flavor, actually a lot of flavor in what is an easy to drink beer. Don’t be scared of this one on a hot day. Great flavor, low alcohol, a great session beer.
emacgee (3958) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clean ruby dark copper with a one finger foamy dirty white head. Nose shows toasted grain, mild caramelly sweetness, bready, leafy hops, mild lager yeast. Flavor is very nice, a great balance of toasted to sweet malt character, some rusty Munich malt with a little grain coming through and herbal hops. Very sessionable.
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown, or mahogany. Smells like Taster’s Choice instant coffee, in a good way. I really wasn’t expecting as much coffee in both the aroma and flavor, but here we are. Nicely light bodied and flavorful. Not bad at all.
MuertosPorter (24) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle received as an extra in a trade with ucusty. Thanks for sending this. Deep burgundy pour with a quickly dissipating beige head. Aromas of honey, milk chocolates, blackberries, walnuts. Flavors, very similar to the aroma, honey, blackberry preserves, walnuts, malted milk balls, and a very faint hickory smokiness. I would drink this as often as possible if I had access to it. Very Nice!
arventresca (561) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Pours dark with a nice tan creamy head. Roasted malt is present here. Nice flavor and a perfect balance for the style. I really enjoyed this one.