VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - Initial smell reminds me almost of Guinness Draught, with a hefty roasted malt character accentuated by Irish yeast. The roastiness gives way to more of a stale toast note as it warms up a bit. Plunging my nose further into the glass I get some deep fruity notes, almost raisin or plum like.
Appearance - Stout-like, with a deep black color. Khaki head is composed of pinhead sized bubbles that stick around for a little while, though I wish they would last a bit longer. The beer looks as though itís unfiltered, as there are no highlights when itís held up to the light. Thatís somewhat difficult to discern due to the dark color.
Taste - Bready, chocolately, and slighlty fruity. Think a dark, toasted bread (rye or pumpernickel) dusted with bittersweet dark chocolate, chased with a Coke, and youíre in the ballpark. Very smooth and drinkable. No discernable off flavors. Wheat comes through somewhat, this drinks almost like a wheat stout. Roast character is less pronounced in the taste as compared to the aroma, but itís still easy to pick up.
Mouthfeel - Low to moderate bitterness, with a smooth character that benefits from not being overcarbonated. Mouthfeel is moderate to full, most likely due to the wheat used in the brewing process. Finishes neight dry nor sweet, instead aiming (and hitting) somewhere exactly in the middle.
Overall - Due to a camping trip that went awry, Iíve been somewhat partial to this beer. Now, as the nights get longer and the temperature drops further, I find myself enjoying this more, as itís a style-straddling beer that doesnít hold itself to one style or definition. If youíre in the mood for a roasty wheat beer that goes down relatively easy, then this is the beer for you. This beer would go awesome with a classic Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich.
jcnielsen (2265) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours a deep brown color with a tan head. Roasted, coffee, chocolate aromas. Toffee, chocolate, and some corn in the flavor. Average beer, nothing special.
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Thunderhead. Pours a deep brown appearance with a brown head. Dark chocolate, light coffee, a touch fruity aroma. Light toffee, toasty malty, chocolate flavor with a hint of banana. A bit thin. I was a little disappointed with this one.
CanIHave4Beers (3362) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My hombre below me tells me that this is on draught at the Chicken Coop? Hot damn! Time to get some wings and Cornstalker... I had no idea they had branched out further than Fat Tire and the Sam Adamís seasonal!
My serving was from a can, which I suppose is fine... but it leaves me sort of wishing I were at the Chicken Coop right now.
The beer pours a very dark brown with a mahogany tone when held up to the light. The head is big and khaki colored, fluffy, but sort of fading faster than I would like it to.
The aroma is spicy with some light banana and chocolate. Mild roasty coffee tones are present in the aroma, but as it sits in the glass it gets fruitier and more Hefe-Weizen-y.
The flavor is really fairly dry, I expected this to be sweeter/fruitier from the aroma. Chocolate, nutty tones, and some church basment coffee are sort of running the show... itís a pretty enjoyable trio really. Some banana and spice linger in the background and I like what they do the the beer as a whole.
This is some pretty enjoyable stuff.
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at The Chicken Coop in Urbandale. Nearly black body with a light brown colored head. Sweet nose of caramel and tobacco. The taste is like woody tobacco and bitter coffee. There is also some hint of baking chcolate in the fairly dry and clean brew. This is nice for a beer that is somewhere between an American Wheat and a dunkelweizen.
Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malt and alcohol aroma, smooth taste with slight chocolate malt flavor and alcohol finish. Very drinkable.
Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of burnt carmel, toffee, wheat and roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, burnt carmel, toffee and wheat with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
Forb (26) - - MAR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12oz can...
Appearance: Pitch black darkness with noticeable carbonation. Minimal head and medium lacing.
Aroma: Smells of stout characteristics with wheat grain elements pairing.
Taste: Surprising based on the pour. Pours dauntingly stout-like but comes across tasting of malted, almost roasted, wheat characteristic. Shocking based on expectation.
Palate: Minor cola carbonation at first with a quickly flattening body that takes the taste right with it.
Overall: Not the greatest of Dark Wheat beers but by no means anywhere near the worst. Easily unique within itís own right I would drink think again and recommend it to somebody as a deviation from most in the style.
Serving type: can
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: January 01, 2012
Appearance: opaque dark brown, scant tan head
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, light banana sweetness, light spicyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, banana sweetness, light balancing spicyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with a medium-sized, beige head allowing for a spot (or three) of lace on the descent.
Smell: Dark malted wheat tinged with a hint chocolate, a mild dark fruitiness, even less when it comes to banana, and a little whiff of store-brand cola.
Taste: A lightly sweet chocolate-coated raisin flavor with a bit of easy-going toast washed with cola and a slight suggestion of pulverized banana. No hop character nor any bitterness detected. Sweetish, faintly fruity finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium-light carbonation.
Overall: Itís OK, a bit like a watered down dunkelweizen.