BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown with a small fizzy head. Medium to full bodied. Soy sauce all around.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep dark roasted chestnut brown with a decent tan head.Very malty nose reminiscent of dark bread(squaw maybe). Full bodied with a creamy palate. Very malty sweet flavor with very little bitterness evening things out. Good but not an Andechs or Celebrator.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, malty aroma. Fairly dark in color, fair amount of carbonation. Carmel in the taste in addition to malts. A tasty treat.
jonas (6103) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh malty nose.
Dark brown with a rocky head.
Malt based finished of with hops.
Somewhat ighter than others of the same style. Thinish mouthfeel an a rather quick fading taste experience.
beastiefan2k (2830) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2006 Very small and fast to go head but a great dark, almost black, color. A slight bitterness in the aftertaste but overall a great taste left in your mouth. The only downside is the thin body.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a beautiful brown color with a medium sized and somewhat rocky tan head. Aroma of dark bread, citrus and ripe blackberries. Wonderful roasted malt flavors, some fruitiness and lightly hopped. Full bodied mouthfeel with very little carbonation. Lingering malt finish of bran muffin and honey. I look forward to trying this one fresh when I go to Germany later this month!
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty dark amber beer. Aroma is malty and maybe a LITTLE fruity. Not over carbonated, very warm, somewhat alchoholic taste. Very spicy and roasty flavored. I would like to taste a little more hops.But it has "lots of taste!" ;)
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out of bottle, bought at Sam's Wine & Spirits Chicago 6/3/03. Pours to a medium loose head of mixed large and small bubbles, lingering to a thin whisp. Slightly fruity nose (apples?), moderately strong. Dark auburn color with a clear body, not much carbonation, but dark and sexy. Initial taste is full and warm, again of fruit (extra-hard cider?) as well as some caramel, roasted malts, and a little bit of spice. Medium body with silky, creamy smooth texture. A little bit of a pleasant metallic buzz and an undertaste of alcohol with a moderately long finish. Very nice stuff.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn fine beer. Rich creamy tast, reminiscent of coffee. Packs a punch as well.
flemdawg (541) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Maybe I was expecting more from this beer, but I was not overly impressed. There was nothing really wrong with it, the color was a nice dark amber, almost black, and the head was tannish and stayed the whole way though. Maybe something is wrong with my nose, but I could not smell much in this one. Flavor was good, but it felt kind of weak. Maybe I should try this again.