mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brew, tan head. Big roasty chocolate aroma and flavor. Drank well, not light or watery but certainly not heavy...does finish crisp, chocolate lingers on for a bit afterwards. A very enjoyable session brew that went great with grilling and the finished grilled kabobs.
22415brewery (370) - redmond, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Fremont Oktoberfest Seattle, WA. Pours dark brown with shades of black...no head, white lacing, and evidence of little carbonation. Slightly roasted aroma and light fruity esthers. Close your eyes and it might as well be BMC beer in this cup. No roasted nor toasted flavors present. Slightly medicinal finish and astringent mouthfeel. Rough finish to say the least.
Hanuta06 (266) - Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles.
Aroma: moderately roasted malty.
Appearance: large, frothy, light brown, initial head with mostly lasting longevity. Dark brown body.
Taste: moderately sweet initial taste with moderately bitter finish and long duration.
Palate: medium-bodied with dry texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: outstanding. Great taste--somewhat complex but not overpowering. I look forward to drinking this beer again.
nicplemel (19) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Maybe I just can’t appreciate a lager properly but I was disappointed. As far as lagers go I enjoyed this more than most but I still felt that there was a lack of complexity I could just not get over. It was very crisp and clean and did avoid some of things that most lagers don’t as far as flavor goes. Whan I lived in MN and had yet to be exposed to craft brews I would have raved about this but what can I say I’ve been spoiled since.
tbauer1134 (10) - - APR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The perfect transition beer from Winter to Spring. Poured from a bomber into a regular pint glass. Nice brown/dark amber in the glass with nice head retention. Plenty of roasted malts on the nose with a smidge of coffee plus faint hops. More roasted malts and coffee on the palate followed by a slight hop bitterness. Maybe I was just in the perfect mood but this was delicious.
kftoone (9) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
very weak palate. Very light in color. aroma is alright but could definitely use work . overall i’m disappointed in it.
lumberbroker (4) - Kalispell, Montana, UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS - DEC 14, 2004 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a true handcrafted beer, that every person who does not drink dark beer....should drink.
I really enjoyed this.