Tmoney99 (13332) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Old Chicago in SD. Clear dark brown color with an average frothy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet short finish. My expectations were not met.
Ratman197 (13076) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aroma of carmel and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel and light fruittiness with a crisp carmel finish.
jcwattsrugger (12136) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours copper with a tight light tan head. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel, 2nd earthy/spice. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, dark fruit-plum/cherry, 2nd earthy/spice hops. Macro-ish.
crossovert (11105) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Don’t put it in clear bottles dumbfucks. This one was fresh, but skunky and the base beer was nothing to get excited for.
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle in hotel room, picked up at a Hy-Vee in Lincoln, NE. Clear bottle = classy x10. A bit hazy, light brown appearance with a cream head. A bit nutty, light toffee, skunky, fairly shitty aroma. Pretty shitty, very very metallic, nutty, toffee, bland flavor. Each sip is like licking a 9v battery. Wowza.
BVery (9483) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dirtwater brown pour with minimal head. Aroma and taste of caramel, and sweet malts. Okay.
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours hazy brown with off white head, aroma has some nuts, caramel. Taste is some sweet caramel, touch of spice, some roast. Average, pretty thin.
alexsdad06 (8898) - Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from backlog notes 07. Pours amber brown in color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have mild toasted malt, light caramel, light cocoa, some earth, seems like a watered down porter, nothing really bad just flat and boring.
drowland (7876) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was sick/stuffed up, so it was hard to get a good sense of aroma and flavor... extremely carbonated...
TheAlum (6926) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pour was a decent enough brownish hue, mixed with lighter notes.. like a sweeter iced tea. Small tan head that dissipates practically completely and does not lace. Aromas are fairly malty, caramel biscuity toasted malts shine through. Taste is similar, a little burnt in parts, but a malt profile matching the nose. Finishes a touch bitter with a bit of hops. I’d have to agree on putting think in the American Dark Lager category. Decent, but not really my thing.