mjg74 (2486) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Casa De Oro . Nose is slightly sweet with a touch of roasted malt. Pretty full flavored. Some sweet chocolate and roasted coffee. Maybe a hint of toffee.
wxman (1387) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear cola color with a substantial light tan head. Aroma is toasted malt and bread dough. Taste is sweet malt, buttery caramel, and just a kiss of hops. Smooth and easy drinking, very enjoyable. Session quality.
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a mahogany color with a medium off-white head which fades to a thin ring with some glassy lacing. Aroma is bready malts, spicy notes, and light caramel malts. Taste is smooth, full-bodied, spicy notes, bready malts. Top-knotch!
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid dunked with representative flavors. Malty character, light spicy notes but very little yeast character overall.
fiercepanda (505) - Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark reddish brown beer with a small, quickly dissipating head. The aroma is caramel and slightly floral. The flavor is bread and roast cocoa, slightly bittersweet and medium bodied.
snownirvana (70) - - MAR 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sam Boston Lager glass from bottle. A: pretty light smell, malt and straw with carmel. App: nice dark amber color, very frothy head, light tan in color. T: nice medium sweetness of a dunkel, very true to german originals; great interpretation! Nice malty, carmel, toasty, and bready notes. Same flavors from start to finish. Very well balanced. P: nice bubbles, very smooth, medium-lingering aftertaste.
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with a medium-sized light tan head. Aroma was caramel, a hint of chocolate, some spicy hops. Flavor was lots of caramelish malt, some toffee and chocolate, some interesting roasty elements, quite a lot of sweetness. Long, sweet finish. Medium mouthfeel.
jmohno (1045) - Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red somewhat brown thick head,creamy.
Aroma mineral/slight metallic malty light roasty.
Very smooth creamy malty taste,dark carmel malts slight metallic/minerally,mildly sweet with a clean mild slight chocolate in the finish with a balanced roast very mild bittering ,mild citrus notes,smooth slightly peppery very slight yeastyness,but pepper and light bittering /roast balances well with the malt sweetness.Enjoyable.nice malty beer.I would like to see more stronger pepperyness personally but altogether very decent smooth and drinkable/enjoyable.
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown, with an off white head. Aroma is malt and brown sugar, with lesser amounts of hops and spices. Flavor is roasted malt, nuts, add spices. Body is medium to thin.
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap @GABF-pours amber with a light tan head. Aroma is soft caramel-medium malt. Taste is caramel-medium malt, some spice hops.