DavidWoodruff (382) - Windsor, California, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: Caramel with a barely detectible smokiness.
Appearance: reddish brown with an off white head.
Flavor: Malt with an unpleasant bitterness.
Palate: Medium bodied.
Overall: Boring and bland.
Jesterdeal (1468) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of nice crisp pine hop and burnt toast (in a good way). Pours deep brown with good carbonation but no head. Taste is slightly roasty but still pleasant. Notes of crusty brick oven bread. Easy to knock back.
Travlr (9827) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Heroes and Legends in Claremont. Black color, tan edge head, solid lacing. Aroma of coffee grounds, mill chocolate. Taste is rich and roasty. One of the tastiest tmavy beers I’ve ever had.
dhunter151 (398) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a white head. Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, nutty, earthy, sweet. I found it to be interesting but not something I would try again.
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jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with a small beige head. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malts, and nuts. Taste is the same. Smooth.
travita (3476) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is dark, brown in color, and has a small beige head. The smell is roast, malt, chocolate, dirt, and earth. The taste is cocoa, roast, chalky, desert, and earth.
jflopsu (294) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A dark brown pour with some light brown head. Has a strong coffee aroma lacking any chocolate. Flavor is strong in wood and oak with some hints of coffee. A very smokey heavy beer.
superspak (1902) - Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 3/13/2013. Pours lightly hazy deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, toast, cocoa, brown sugar, pear, apple, roasted malt, light coffee, light smoke, floral, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roasted malt notes with light-moderate yeast esters; and good strength. Taste of caramel, chocolate, toast, brown sugar, cocoa, roasted malt, pear, apple, light smoke, light coffee, floral, and roasted earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, toast, cocoa, brown sugar, light fruits, smoke, light coffee, floral, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark malt flavors with light yeast ester fruitiness; and a nice amount of flavor robustness with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, slick, and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent "Stein beer" dark lager. All around nice balance, complexity, and robustness of flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
DedicatedToFun (1540) - SoCal, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewery. Poured dark brown, malty, nutty, little chocolate, little caramel, little bready, little earthy hops.
Erasmus_ro (1061) - Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 24/05/13. Pours a dark cola with a small, off-white head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, caramel, dark bread, light coffee and liquorice. Taste is roasted, somewhat herbal and dark breadiness, some salty liquorice and ethanol on the finish. Semi-dry, herbal hoppiness. Quite light, quite a bit of carbonation. Surprisingly light all around. Would expect more from the brewery and with this ABV.