60minuteman (904) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby - brown pour. Christmas spices in the nose, malt, yeast, alcohol on the tongue. Not overly Christmas but a good seasonal.
BeerdedDave (626) - - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bright reddish-brown color with a light, creamy, tan head; aroma is roasted malt, dark fruit, and chocolate; smooth and creamy with a nice, mild, maltyflavor with notes of raisins, dark fruit, and caramel; fairly light bodied and easy drinking
Patrickctenchi (4249) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-red with a thin beige head.
Light caramel malt, cherry, apple scent.
Berry, cherry, caramel flavour.
Very soft and airy.
Sweet and very tasty.
Jow (2321) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at rattle as I continue style chasing. Faint reddish brown pour. Sudsy head. Nose is malt and caramel. Tastes of toasted malt, red fruit, caramel, light earth. Semi sweet and sticky palate.
shrubber85 (8080) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Berry, apple, caramel malt, and alcohol aroma. Chestnut brown with moderate light tan head. Sweet red cherry, toffee malt, and lightly bitter herbal flavor. Full body. Excellent.
weihenweizen (1908) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a shaker. Clear dark copper with small/medium off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, low carbonation, and some small-bubble lacing. Taste is caramel malt, dark malt, and some fruit.
Darkmagus82 (1855) - - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-6-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – The beer is served a deep brown color with a small tan head. The head fades very fast to leave only a light amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma was chocolaty with hints of caramel and honey sweetness. Mixed with these sweeter aromas was a nice backbone of a roasted malt and brown bread aroma with a very light almost earthy smell rounding it all out.
Taste – The taste begins of toasted malt mixed with a bit of chocolate. Upfront there is also some sweetness of a caramel taste. The chocolate grows a bit stronger more toward the middle with a honey flavor coming in as well. While it was on the slightly more sweet side upfront more toward the end it dries out a bit as some holiday spice and nut flavors come to the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that was on the slightly lower to average side. It keep it rather easy drinking, but really was not too light to where it took away from the darker flavors.
Overall – A pretty nice holiday brew. Not overly spiced and when combined with its roast and good level of carbonation and thickness made for a good easily holiday drinker.
gripweed57 (793) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a small creamy beige head. Faint roasted malt aroma. Smooth roasted malt flavor is somewhat subdued, yet exhibits notes of dark caramel and dried fruits. Very drinkable, with a touch of spicy resinous hops in the finish.
Leafs93 (1769) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast, caramel and a bit of coffee. Taste is mildly sweet with some trace bitters. Medium bodied, slick texture and easy to drink for 6.8%. A good Dbock.
BMMillsy (1552) - Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from trade, and my first from Penn. pours dark brownish red, somewhat opaque, with some red shin fun through and an off white to khaki and creamy head. Aroma screams lager with sweet brown sugar, lager yeast, a little dirty, some dark fruit. Flavor is chocolate covered prunes with some brown sugar sweetness. A bit on the watery side in flavor but easy drinking with light plus mouthfeel and medium low carbonation. Acceptable brew and worth trying.