BBB63 (5609) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2005: Dark amber hue with a small head and some lace. The aroma is that of bready, caramel, and smoky malts in addition to noble hops and a bit of herbal spice. The flvor was really simple but good, nice use of malt and mild hopping. A subdued fruit and smoke undertone adds to my pleasure. The feel is medium-bodied and smooth, per style. I enjoyed this much more than the stout.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bold smelling munich malts reach their pinnacle in a toasted grain, bready medley. The body is clear light amber, the head fierce and lasting. Pleasantly biscuity malts walk into coffee territory fast, deciding to spend more time in the cereal neighbourhood. Really cracker like, with a bite of floral and earthy hops added. Almost smoky undertones. Medium bodied, a bit sweet, but the balance remains great except for a slightly watery finish.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From Triumph New Hope: Pour is caramel color thin off white head...smell is a little sweet...taste is herbal grainy with a sourness that I don’t think is supposed to be there...
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
#1000 at the Stoudt’s MicroFest, could not have picked a better brewery to celebrate this with, excellent dunkel, deep brown in color with a nice off-white head, lots of malt in the nose, hints of banana & caramel in the flavors, dark chocolate in the finish, very smooth & drinkable, great dunkel
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 14, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the New Hope, PA location. Dark cloudy brown, decent head. Bready malt, bananas in the nose...dark caramelized banana/chocolate flavor, dryish and a bit sour to finish, softly carbonated.