beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Medium sized tannish head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and toffee. A medium bodied dark lager. Malts are roasty, chocolately and fruity. Hops are slightly grapefruity. Nicely balanced. Lighter mouthfeel, but it has a lot of roasty maltyness to it. Nice beer. Simple, yet unassuming. Nice flavors. Mouthfeel is light. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and toasty.
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received a 22-oz bomber via trade with 5000. Pours a semi-clear light brown colored brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin white ring. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, some toffee, toasted biscuits, and a hint of chocolate. Taste is medium bodied, with flavors of powdered roasted caramel malt, a hint of ice tea, some biscuits and toffee. Finish is slightly chalky, semi-dry, with a powdered caramel malt aftertaste that slowly disappears.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pottle shared by puzzl. Pours a deep dark copper/brown and a thin head. Aroma is light toffee, sligiht diacetyl, caramel, toast and a bit stale and crackery. Slightly sweet flavor, toasty, light chocoalte malt, mostly dusty and nutty, with a slightly slick diacetyl. Mild sweetness in the edn with an herbal finish.
BrewDad (4628) - Olympia, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster - Hop Scotch Spring Beer Festival – Seattle WA
Deep dark brown color with a nice head. This was smooth and flavorful and had some great spices to the flavor also. Loved the deep rich malts used. This was a wonderful beer to drink.
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle from trade (I can’t remember who). Pours a clear deep reddish brown with a small off white ring. The aroma had an initial sweet maltiness with touches of dark fruit, light floral and the slightest nuttiness. The flavor is dark fruits, some roasted malt, floral, dusty almost char, and lightly nutty. The finish is dry with a light bitterness.
CapFlu (4358) - 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?
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit malty in the aroma. Red color. Malty, a bit of roast but very slight. Pretty good beer, but only at the beginning of an evening. A tad malty as well.
reebtogi (3828) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle pours a reddish brown color with about a finger of white head which settles slowly leaving some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted malts with some dark fruit. Taste is light roasted malt sweetness with some dark fruitness and a light hoppy bitter finish. Light to medium body and moderate carbonation leave a nice mouthfeel. This is a well done lager with qualities of a German bock and quite tasty.
BillKismet (3291) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black--amber hued beer with creamy, slightly browned head. The aroma improved markedly as this chilled beer warmed. Rounded roasted malting prevailed in smell and taste, as the beer finished with a coffee note. This divine offering has some robustnessp to the body, but is crisp in finish like a lager. A beer more people should try on their palates.
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Fest:Brown, beige head. Nothing much here the antiseptic taste is all that is noticeable