mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredibly nice twist on this style, and highly recommended. At heart, it’s a solid dunkel. Whatever malt, etc., notes you’re expecting, they’re there. But there is a degree of heat here. Almost jalapeno like. That can be hard to do -- sometimes it’s either imperceptible; other times it overwhelms the beer. Here, it’s totally in balance.
andrewje41 (1753) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle shared. Pours dark. Very cola like pour with fizzy head. Semi-smokey aroma. A lot of caramel and malt flavor with a smokey, flavorful finish. Good stuff.
pivnizub (9521) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:Deep ruby amber coloured, presumably clear, very stable and lacy off-white head; not too sweet caramelly and roasty nose, dried red fruits detectable; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, medium to full bodied and pretty soft; drier robust bitter-sweet finish with caramel and an ashy touch. A well drinkable and pleasant brew…
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Port/Lost Abbey tasting room, 18/04/14.
Dark mahogany brown with a moderate light tan covering that dissipates and retains.
Nose is dark malt, light spice, candied orange peel, whiff of smoke, hint of cocoa.
Taste comprises dark toffee, earthy pangs, spice, biscuit malt.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid offering for the style.
baraciisch (2463) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber to brown in color... Aroma of light nutty malts... Flavor is sweet caramel malts, dark fruits, fruity finish... Solid lager
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waolsen (1373) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. pours a deep mahogony with clarity and thick foaming head that laces the glass till the end. fresh sweet malts and hints of dark fruit in aroma. roasted malts, caramel , dark fruits and herb. smooth and balanced. easy drinking. really nice.
rlgk (15333) - Göteborg, 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 (1366) - 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 (752) - 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 (976) - 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.