bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a reddish-dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of wood, molasses, licorice, toasted oats, nuts, cocoa, and coconut. Flavor of cocoa, burnt malt, caramel, and some fruit with a bitter finish. Complex and unique, but somewhat unbalanced.
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy dark amber color. Earthy caramel aroma, very light manure too. Medium body strength, caramel flavor, but with cabbage off-flavor, vegetables. Correct bitterness. Wrong.
arminjewell (8853) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours red/dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is sweet, and taste is malty with a bit of sweet candy taste. Alcohol is hidden well, and the flavor is very solid. Not bad!
Bierkrug (2130) - - DEC 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle in Germany thanks to Steptin. Dark, cloudy, burnt orange ale with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma is of citrus and nutty malts. Light chocolate flavors, a hint roasty with some tobacco notes and that little touch of sourness coming through. Finish is almost dry, mildly bitter and warming.
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty decent selection though nothing breath-taking. Dark brown pour. Very malty nose, and taste that follows with a bunch of sweetness. Relatively fizzy for a darker beer, but still easy to drink. Hides alcohol well.
Pailhead (6026) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap: Light malty aromas of caramel and chocolate. Dark brown with orange hilights and a small beige head with nice lacing. Flavor is a little weak with watery caramel and chocolate, hints of roasted grain, and light bitterness in the finish. Suprisingly no hints of alcohol with so little other flavors to cover it up. Not enough strong flavors for me. Rather boring.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown caramel color, light head and lacing. Nose is again, vegetal with some alcohol and fruity notes showing themselves. The flavor is fairly woody with some dry malts and splinters. Finishes with a light sherry note along with some maple and plum notes. Zug.
lb4lb (2580) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in trade from Padrefan98. Thanks!
Pours a rich semi cloudy dark maroon color. Smell is mild, smooth malt and almost peaty to me. Taste is smooth, malty caramel, and peaty subtle smokiness. Creamy body and low carbonation. Sessionable and easy drinking for the 8%, but not a flavor I cared for too much.
obguthr (4905) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeasty hay nose. Milk dark copper, huge tan head, good lacing. Flavor is rusty and metallic, with cherry notes present. Alcohol is not noticeable.
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Minimal coffee aroma. Clear dark brown, thin head, good lace. Light coffee initial / caramel in mid with some light spice notes and alc. / nominal malt in final. Medium body. Not so good, really. Not sure exactly what they were aiming for.