KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a deep rich black with a reddish hue, it had a small creamy off-white head that dissipated almost fully although it did have some fair lacing.
The aroma was heavy of roasted chocolate malts a light sweet doughy yeast and a touch of resin hops with a hint of caramel and smidgen of coffee.
It tasted slightly sweet with a nice hint of chocolate in the beginning and finished with a nice bitter sweet flavor that had hints of chocolate, caramel and an had an ever so slight presence of dried fruit and hops at the end with the flavor fading quite fast.
Mouthfeel was medium to full in body with the texture being very creamy at first then becoming mildly dry with a flat carbonation.
Overall a very tasty brew, great for sitting around a fire on a cold night or having with dessert after dinner.
BruceHartford3 (4) - - NOV 23, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
chocolate, resin, toffee, red, black, clear, minimal head, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, fizzy,
ryanscourt (1063) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not sure what isnt doign this for me, i guess there is a strange smokey flavor at the end that kind of takes over the malt flavor.
miyauchi38 (977) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bcBelgianbrew (111) - , British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black in the glass. Espresso crema head... Or I want it to be:) it's exciting. Flavours of espresso & rye. Cereal grain on the nose. It's a terrific lager.
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BillHick420 (450) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with an offwhite head.Some roasted malts on the nose. Nice, smooth black coffee, roasted grain, velvety mouthfeel. A nice brew.
dayth (20) - - OCT 19, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Crisp lager with more malt backbone. Darker and chewier than standard lager, but still low bitterness and smooth mouthfeel.
brownaler (414) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown appearance. Chocolate toffee front with a slight caramel mix. Not as good as I remembered.
OnTheTrail (175) - Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, medium head. Aroma is toffee, cocoa, dark malts. Taste has some tang, then sweet malt, cocoa on the finish. Full mouthfeel.
On2wheelsh (2) - Van Alstyne, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My go to beer when I can’t find a German my favorite from Collins. Pretty color
simonblaine (469) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from bottle after a long slog biking in moab. Good roasted flavours, dried fruits, Malty. Yummy.