Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml, swing-top bottle from some small shop in Munich. Pours a clear, deep brown colored body with a finger-width, frothy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is fairly malty sweet with some richer caramels, a few fruity notes, a bit of a toasty bread, and a soft bittering hint. Flavor is similar. Caramels and some toasty toffee up front with a nice dark fruit, slight bread, and light cocoa note. Finishes clean, smooth, and somewhat dry with a light-medium bitterness before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Medium-light body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent dunkel. Nice caramel, toast, and fruit notes with a solid, clean bitterness. Nice beer.
jcos (1778) - Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with Jay on 2/23/2013.
Appearance: Pours a dark maroon.
Aroma: Aroma of malty toffee
Taste: Matly sweet, caramel, toffee, light bitterness.
Palate:Medium body, lingering aftertaste.
Summary: A nice amount of flavor at such a sessionable abv, solid dunkel.
hawanna (3017) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,5 l bottle. BB 07. Apr 2013
bread, roasty, chocolate, earthy, red-brown Color, clear, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish,
topherh (1920) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with amber highlights and a small off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel and some iced tea notes. Flavor is caramel, light fruity and nutty notes.
Maria (10215) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s a hazy dark red mahogany with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of burnt sugar, caramel, roasted malt and hints of chocolate. The medium sweet flavor has notes of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and burnt sugar, and it has hints of licorice in the finish.
tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle pours a red tinted, cloudy brown with off white light beige head. Aroma of burnt sugar, raisin, water, plum, generally fruity. Flavor is fruity and rounded off with caramel and molasses notes on the finish, slightly earthy, notes of hay, light fruity tones. Medium to light bodied. Pretty nice.
mbgrayson (703) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brownish red, with a tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is malty and rich. Taste is not as good; kind of blunt and not smooth. Flavor doesn’t fit together well. This beer is not one that I would have again.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) deep brown with very little head. Bready malt aroma. Flavor is sweetish bready dark malt.
Pailhead (6351) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of toffee, fruit, and light nuts. It pours a transparent orangish-brown sith a two fingers off white head that leaves behind some sporadic webbing for lacing. The flavor starts with toffee and light fruit. The finish has light-moderate nuts and light tootsie roll notes. It has mild carbonation and a somewhat thin mouthfeel. Overall, flavor is solid but mouthfeel leaves a little to be desired.
Ernest (7209) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, nuts, husks, grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of metal and rotten fruit.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean.
Light to medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, metallic.
Ugh. As with the other two beers I’ve had from this brewer, this just plain sucks. Dirty, metallic, poor mouthfeel, and really clunky. Drain pour.