MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz green bottle. Clear copper with frothy tan head. Caramel malt aroma with spicey hop notes. Carmelized malts dominate flavor with moderate earthy hops. Light body with fairly dry finish.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown, red hues, with a fast falling tan head. Faint skunked nose and finish. Bready flavors up front, caramel and milk chocolate. Finish has some earthy hops, lightly metallic. Reminds me of Becks Dark.
pforei (338) - USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Copper color with good head that completely disappears. Nice bready/biscuity/caramel, cookie malt aroma. Taste is similar with slight herbal/grassy hop. Slight spice on the tongue towards the finish. There is a slight tease of citrus in the aftertste, but it never really comes.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Elwood Thompson’s in Richmond, Va. Clear dark brown body with a medium frothy off-white head. Sweet malty, toasty aroma. Sweet toasty flavor, light bitterness. Medium body with moderately low carbonation.
Kinz (3530) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Organic label. Attractive amber with a nicely formed, lasting tan head. Aroma is malt accented, pretty much straight up wort. Flavor matches. Perhaps a hint of very light chocolate. Not catching hops here specifically, but there is a dryness on the finish that prevents the malt from cloying. Seems to have that "decoction" malt profile thing going on. Should note that there was some green bottle skunk going on when it was first poured, but this quickly dissapated. Not quite my thing, but pretty well done overall.
TheBeerGod (5633) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Labeled Lammsbrau Organic Dunkel. Pours brown with a strong tan head. Aroma is very malty with caramel, grass, light Euro hops and toasted bread. Taste is toasted malts, caramel, soft dark fruit, spicy and grassy hops, light bread and a hint of honey. Body is light-medium. Bubbly but controlled.The end product is comprised of light spicy hops, some floral hops, toasted malts, and caramel. Not bad!
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Caramel amber beer with a big tan head. Caramel, light grass aroma. Caramel, light roast, light hay flavor. Medium bodied. Lingering rich caramel with faint noble hops.
larsga (6816) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge beige head settles slowly after vigorous pouring by waitress. Brown body. Firm earthy caramel aroma with peppery hop notes and licorice and wild berries. Clear, clean, and harmonic. Dry-sweet earthy straw caramel taste with licorice notes. Slightly watery. Dry papery peppery earthy caramel aftertaste. Not entirely typical. Good, though. (0.5l bottle at Buthmanns, Lübeck.)
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Brown in the glass with a tall, creamy, off-white head that leaves good lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel and light fruits. The flavor finds sweet malty caramel with a hint of roast. Light body that is mostly sweet with a slight bitter ending. (Rating from Sep ’07 in Germany)
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and grainy notes, Flavor goes the same way.