jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This wasn’t my favorite Schell’s offering for a long time. I had at least one rough bottle and then my trip to the brewery didn’t really change my mind either. It reminded me a lot of my home made stout, before it was appropriately aged. With so much malt it is easy to get wierd flavors. I recently gave it another chance, or rather my husband brought home a six pack as part of showing off Minnesota beers to his relatives. I think Schell’s has finally gotten it right. There is no roughness, only smooth choclate malt flavor. Yum.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - JUN 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
vey malty and smooth not rich tasting sweet just malty and smooth to the finnish
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2003 Original Rate 3 June, '02 This is the beer that started my beer tasting quest many years ago, so it holds a special place in my heart/stomach. Dark blown color with a dark cream thick head. Chocolate and roast malt flavors along with a mind hop bitterness. Very satisfying. Rating 8/4/9/3/19. RERATE 30 Sept, '03 OK so my benevolence for this brew should be over. I still enjoy this brew, but perhaps my praises are based on this being the epiphany of brews. Chocolate and green hops aroma. Rich and thick in palate. A bit thin in flavor with caramel mocha flavors dominating.
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very little aroma. Nice red-brown color, with small head - lacing. Smooth, watery palate. This was a bit sour (normal?) and had a coppery taste. Had some altbier character in the flavor, but was more appealing when washing down dinner, not sipped by itself.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice creamy dark malt. Aftertaste is somewhat sour, but overall a good beer.
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is different than most beers i drink, but it wasn’t bad-just not my style-good, robust malts-chocolate throghout with a spicy finsih, similar to alot of holiday ales such as Breckenridge Christmas and goose island christmas, just not as good or strong.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A work of Alt - rich and mysterious with warm chocolate tones and a hint of spicy yeast in the finish.
heykevin (1277) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I can’t believe I’d waited this long to try this one. This is a little more choclatey than I expected, but it tastes good. Clean yeast effects let the multilayered malt flavors shine through. Nice balanced hops in the finish. There’s a lot of bang here, both for your buck and alcohol content.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - FEB 26, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lovely beer - rich and warm and satisfying.
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2002
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Hated it. Bitter, dark, and bad. Brush your teeth afterwards to loosen all the barley from your teeth.