UNCCTF (477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer in Charlotte. Brown with a slight off-white head that dissipated pretty quickly. Sweet taste - some caramel came through in particular. Easy drinking and by no means bad, but pretty unremarkable.
Leighton (9641) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours clear, bright amber-gold with a creamy, tan cap. Tasty, well rounded. Some toffee and toasted bread on the nose. Light-medium sweet with bready malts, faint leafy bitterness and toasty caramel. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Moderate sweetness at the end with dry and toasted caramel, light doughy bread. Tasty though fairly elementary.
jcnielsen (1664) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Olde Mecklenburg. Pours a brown color with white head. Bread, malty, nutty, slight roasty flavors. Pretty nice dunkel.
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ OMB. Pours a reddish orange appearance with a light brown head. Nutty aroma with caramel. A touch of fruits and earth. A touch sweet. Earthy. Moderate bitterness. Not bad.
emacgee (3797) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a sharp and clean reddish burnt brown with two fingers of tight sandy tan head. Nose is earthy with cracker-ish malt notes and a light grassy sweetness. Flavor shows bready malt with a light herbal/earthy balance and slightly metallic bitterness. Medium light body and pretty refreshing.
firemarshal (104) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at 201 Central - Wesley Chapel, NC. Dark amber color. Aroma of nuts, toast, spruce, slightly earthy. Alcoholic taste balanced by toasted grains. Not bad.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Clear, deep copper lager with a small creamy off-white head. Decent retention. I had a hard time pulling any aromatics from my glass for a good while, but I was finally able to hunt down some malty and toasty notes accompanied by buttery toffee. Medium-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. The flavor is a mish-mash of buttery toffee, caramel, minerals and earthy hops. It’s balanced quite well. Short, lightly bitter finish.
GTAEgeek (1028) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Dark brown color with a medium, bubbly, tan head that dissipates quickly to nothing. Light coffee aroma, with some brown sugar, cinnamon, and some rye. Very sweet and malty, with some very light earthy, hop bitterness in the finish. Medium to heavy body, chalky, and sticky. Overall, this is a nicely balanced, simple, but tasty beer.
solidfunk (2801) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours reddish copper. Some head and no lacing. Some smoked malt in aroma. Taste comes off a little bitter and a little sour. Carbonation a bit higher than average. On tap at Carolina Beer Co in Charlotte airport.
arventresca (533) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I like dunkel, but not a huge fan of this one. Good enough to drink, just not good enough to savor.