DreamFragments (11) - Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
You can’t go wrong with Spaten’s Optimator. It pours with a wonderful dark brown color. Relatively sweet with hints of caramel. Definitely a tasty beer.
Cidertron (30) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is like candy! It runs sweeter compared to some others I’ve had. It pours dark brown but not nearly as dark as a lot of the porters or stouts. The carbonation is soft and balanced. It has a nice sweet vanilla taste :)
Brandon1989 (384) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a very dark copper with a small tan head that dissipates very quickly. The aroma is dark fruits, caramel, vanilla, sweet, and some faint alcohol. The taste is also dark fruits and a sort of grassy flavor as well. I also pick up some grapes.
Mikeyaponte (5) - Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
caramel, bread, chocolate, nuts, roasty, floral, earthy, leather, alcohol, raisin,
Excellent beer for it’s style. On tap at the Student Prince restaurant.
bnwokedi89 (78) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very interesting taste ... Almost seems to have a minty aftertaste. Very opaque color but not darker than a porter. Almost deep auburn brownish-orange in color. Very interesting beer
ChrisSc (312) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into pint glass. Minneapolis.
Pours dark brown, transparent. Little to no head. Aroma is dark malts, earthy, bread, subtle chocolate. Taste is mildly sweet. Body is medium. Soft carbonation. Medium finish, dry. Nice for a double bock, but lacks some flavor.
eluosiren (118) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer was brought by my friend in Moldova. It has a nice smooth start, sharp taste and a nice ending
eruizgarcia (237) - - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Creamy, smooth, bready, malty and easy to drink, very good drinking beer, perfect in Fall or Winter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
EtTuCthulhu (1204) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a very clear and rich brownish red with a medium light tan head. The aroma blends roasted malts, caramel malts, hints of coffee grounds, and a smidgeon of lager yeast. The taste is really nice blend of mild umami, slight sourness, and slight bitterness with an aftertaste that is really malty (roasty and bready). The palate has a slick texture, average carbonation, and a medium body.
Sammer (1064) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Taste is caramel, malt, charred wood and grain. Well balanced and very good. Prost!!
AAEA (163) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 FL OZ ($3.49) Very good german beer. I enjoyed this dark beer a lot and it was smooth. fairly easy to drink. lots of foam.