BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very dark pour that looks like a really dark amber color when held up to light. Small grayish head. Roasty and a touch earthy, with just a hint of smoke on the aroma. Not bad.
jmohno (994) - Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half inch of head,black mahogony pour but clear with red.Nice appearance.
Nose is almost belgiany.Sweet and spicey with almost a cinnamon spice.Herbal funk? Dark cherry.smoke.The blend maybe makes it seem funky.
I was thinking smoke when I really started thinking chimney sweep. Its there but nice and subtle with roast,smooth malty,spicey mineral,pretty robust roasty bitter finish.Smokey sweetness. Its nice to have a rich malty beer not have to be 8% abv to be malty like this one but still seem rich and strong. Pretty unusually malty for a lager but rich and good.
portableparty (1908) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours brown/black with a nice tight foamy khaki head tat rests to a sudsy film that lasts. Aroma shows a subtle toasty malt with faint peat. Taste is bitter with roasted peat malt and earthy flavors and faint soy and hops. Palate is thin/medium with a drying finish.