JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep brown beer, no head. Aroma is farily clean. Sweet toast and toffee. Caramelly and well decocted. Flavour is okay, a bit plasticy, but otherwise nicely sweet and toasty.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by puzzl. Pours a deep rusty copper color with a wisp light tan head. The aroma showcases some soft toasted chocolate, as well as a sweet spiciness-clove perhaps. Thin body, but the flavor has decent malt character offering some dark caramel and brad crust. Mild bitterness, a bit attenuated overall, but no severe flaws.
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from someone I forget who. Smells a lot like a pumpkin beer, or just pumpkin pie spice, kind of odd, but not too bad. Sweet a chewy flavor, easily drinkable, cookie, veggies, perhaps a bit flawed, but fairly nice.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at hopvine
V - darkish, medium brown with little head
A - pretty mild, some notes of malt
T - also mild with caramel and malt
P - fine, inoffensive brew but lacking a plus trait
anders37 (16225) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ WABF 2008. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a malty caramel aroma with some weak hints of hops. Sweetish slightly roasted malty caramel flavor with some bready hints. Also some hoppy hints. Sweetish malty caramel finish.
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Taphouse grilld. Brownish auburn color. Thin head. Aroma of roasted malt with light sweetness and earthy hops. Enjoyably flavorful. Initial sweet dark malt followed by some roast, perhaps a little smoke, and a great herbal hoppiness that I really liked. Finishes very clean, but does have a pronounced hoppiness. I feel that this one might be a tad under rated.
CapFlu (4458) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Dog & Pony in Renton, WA, on October 19, 2007. White foamy dissipated head with a brown body. Nose of vanilla, roasted malt. Very sour and somewhat milky. Something wrong here?
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Poured a brown gritty body with a decent medium-sized top of off-white color. Thin mouth feel coincides with a mild grainy sweet malted nose. Finished smooth. Great sessionable dark lager.
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - 22oz. Flat. No carbonation. No head. That being said; the malt is rich and smooth. Light sweetness with a cereal grain essense. A little nutty and earthy. Wish I got one that had a little CO2 left on the bottle. Liked the bottle art!
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, light tan head. Aroma is lightly roasty, caramel, light chocolate. Taste is lightly smokey, light chocolate, some roastiness. Nice body.