rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub in San Marcos. Dark amber/brown beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel aroma, licorice, chocolate, grassy, fruity, roasted notes, some bitter hops. Roasted chocolate and grape flavor, licorice, cocoa, some tar, grassy hops, some vinous notes.
beertholomeus (546) - California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber brown color with a beautiful tan head and lacing. Caramel, malt, toffee and biscuit aroma. Malt, caramel, toffee, biscuit, nut, toast and raisin flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a slightly sweet taste. Caramel and malt finish.
krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Semi- Clear Carmel reddish brown color. Light roasted smells. Nutty brown taste with a slight sweet comes in. Rinses clean minimal aftertaste.
ARH (157) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap into a 4 oz english tulip sampler. The initial notes are dark berry with some yeast smell. A toasty toffee aroma comes through a bit late with a light citrus note. It pours a clear caramel color with a coffee brown head that leaves some lace as it goes down. It’s a bit bitter and a bit sweet on the tongue - a nice balance between the two. It’s a medium bodied beer with notes of roasted toffee malt, but mostlly dark chocolate and cacao. It’s a bit smoky and some resin appears at the finish, but it’s pretty clean otherwise. The soft carbonation keeps this one smooth.
fishonmyplane (353) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty with notes of toast, caramel, and roasted malt. Reminds me a lot of a nut brown ale, with the crispness of a lager. Not sure what the effect of the hot rocks was, but who cares, it’s a good beer.
radarsock (823) - Vermont, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
$5.30 for the 650 mL bottle purchased from Leary’s. To long-stemmed wine glass, it pours a rusty-red, brownish crimson with a sudsy, off-yellow-white head 1 finger in length. Aromas of pickled pears, sawdust, melted crayons, Bible paper, bile, red wheat, and minerals. Tastes the same only with the addition of herbal and medicinal hops, caramelized onions, and white wine lees. Just a clusterfuck of strange. Unmemorable.
Idiosynkrasie (3249) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Clear, ruby red glowing darkest brown colour with average to huge, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Dark malty aroma, a touch of malt lozenge, chocolate. Taste is dry to bitter hoppy, slightly roasty dark malty; lively carbonation, dry, roasty finish.
Itzjerm (999) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice beer thin but not for abv. Sweet light caramel and toast strong carbonation. Nice head that fades.
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Temptation (208) - - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Usual dunkel looking, with a foamy beige head over the reddish deep brown color. Earthy aroma, with a back of toffee and brown sugar. Better mouthfeel, with notes to toffee, butter and some yeast. There are a continuous spicy hint which completes and enriches the overall, giving a very original twist to the beer. Great development and spicy finish. Liked a lot.
nealblind (530) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mid dark brown pour big tan head. Aroma of molasses, char, tang. Tastes like brown sugar, toast, milky, butter. Sharp acidity and strong carb for a darker beer keep it from being oversweet like so many other dunkels. Like a brown ale version of swartzbier.