zizzybalubba (1498) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Coasters. Muddy dark brown pour reminiscent of a cup of coffee. Light floral hop aroma with light toffee notes. Flavor is mild roasted coffee and light floral and citrus hops. Not a bad representation of the style this just isn’t a style I particularly enjoy that much or appreciate. But certainly good for what it is.
nickd717 (3569) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Aqua in Duck, NC. Pours mostly clear dark reddish-brown color with a one-finger off-white head that fades to a ring. Very nice aroma of dark bread, caramel, toffee, and raisin. The flavor is rather bready and slightly toasty with a hint of anise, dark fruit, and a good caramel malt backbone. Smooth on the palate with soft carbonation. Who would’ve thought a random NC brewery would’ve brewed a German-style beer as authentic and tasty as this? Not me. NC is an underrated beer state.
SSSteve (3826) - - SEP 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. clear brown under a medium tan head. hints of caramel and flowers in aroma. palate is a bit tart with flavors of caramel, brown sugar and bitter nuts. some floral flavors sneak in every now and then. light bodied for the style.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Flying Saucer Raleigh. Pours a deep mahogany with offwhite head. Nose is very bready and rich. Slightly sweet and bready on taste. Full body and terrific. Not much more to be said. A very classic example and super drinkable.
jredmond (5624) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2010
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split with Tony and pat. Aroma is sweaty armpits, wet dog, and cheap German malts. Pours a slightly brown body. Mouthfeel is thin and silky with flavor that’s not nearly as offensive as the aroma.
TonyDiUlio (650) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Had with james and pat while watching Twin Peaks. Pour is a dark brown with little head that doesn’t last. Aroma is harsh. Weird nutty and smoky aroma. flavor is watery and not as offensive but still not good. Some light roasted malts and bread. in the flavor.
CanIHave4Beers (3351) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Durhambeer for this bottle! The beer pours a deep almost burgundy color with a good head and good lace. The aroma is chocolate and floral with a wee bit of plastic. The flavor is nutty and chocolaty with a nice hoppy character but the flavor is dominantly malty. Really tasty stuff.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of earth, some fruity undertones, earthy. Tastes of caramel, earthy, tea, spicy, some touches of pepper.
ketchepillar (1152) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Aroma-blackberry. Definitely dunkel, but also weirdly fruity-actual fruit, not estery fruit. Damn good dunkel thoguh. Blackberry in flavor as well. Some blueberry too. Nice balanced bitterness lingers in the finish.
nearbeer (3841) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz, bottled 05/10. Translucent chocolate with ruby red highlights and a lasting quarter inch of creamy foam. Nose of dark roasted walnut, dry cocoa and coffee. Tastes of coffee with sour cream, roasted corn, toasted nut and cocoa. Ash on the finish helps to dry. Medium body is soft, a tad sweet, and lightly tingly and astringent.