BillKismet (3360) - 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.
puzzl (3254) - 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.
shigadeyo (3079) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8/07/2010: Roslyn Beer... Aroma: Encouraging... Chocloate; caramelized malts. Appearance: Rich brown color; dark and nearly opaque. Flavor: Caramelized sugars; somewhat watery; dry, roasted malts in the finish. Palate: Medium-light body; a touch thin. Overall: Decent.
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #45 for this beer.
DarkElf (3035) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 11, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(22 oz bottle: $3.29 at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA) Hmm, after drinking several imported German dunkels, Roslyn Beer is a huge dropoff in terms of malty flavor and pure enjoyment. If you like your dark beers clean, crisp, lightly malty, and somewhat hoppy, then this is a good beer for you. Personaly, I don’t, so this beer stumbles right out of the gate, causing me to immediately wrinkle my nose. Dark, lightly roasty malts are certainly present, but this beer clearly lack any punch. The beer is minimally sweet and somewhat hoppy and bitter. There is also a bit of sourness in the background, and maybe that’s what’s turning me off more than anything. Well, that and the fact that the body is on the watery side, somewhere in the light-medium range. The palate is dry, crisp, clean and well carbonated. Light roast and modest sourness present a mediocre aroma. Dark brown color is pushing into mahogany range. Unfortunately, despite the normal carbonation release when opening the bottle, the beer was barely able to muster a filmy layer during the pour, quickly subsiding to a very tiny ring and of course leaving no lacing on the glass. Basically just a hoppy, lightly roasty lager, so this beer totally fails to grab me.
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.
madvike (2905) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from brewolf...thanks Michael! - Pours with a creamy tan head on a dark cola body. Dark bready malt on the nose, with light yeast, baking spices, and a pleasant blend of nuttiness and milkiness. Taste is pumpernickel bread--pretty dry with a hint of brown sugar and a pretty milky finish. There’s a sharpness in there too--not sure if that’s the hops or a little roasted malt. Creamy and smooth in the mouth. Didn’t know what to expect, as I know little about this style, but I was pleasantly surprised.
jrob21 (2676) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown with a frothy off white head that adds a little creamy texture to your early sips. It actually sticks around for a while. Flavor has some nice toasty grain aspects to it and a candi sugar sweetness that is pleasant. A step up from a straight lager to add a little more depth and complexity to your drink. Faint grass and herb aromas. Finish is much the same from that hop profile. Solid sessionable beer.
IndianaRed (2597) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours a very dense, dark brown. Rather thin coarse dark tan head that quickly recedes but maintains a thin cramy ring. Spotty lacing. Woody, smokey aroma. Lots of chocolaty light roasted notes as well. Flavor is heavy on the toasted malts, cocolate and grassy bitter componant.
Slightly bitter astringent trailer. A lager with some backbone.
Interesting, but one is enough.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany appearance. Chocolaty fruity aroma. Fairly distinctive cocoa/chocolaty flavor almost as strong as a porter albeit in its lighter lager body. Pretty tastey in a style I usually don’t care for too much.
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.