PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep amber pour with a strong and creamy light tan head. Sweet roasted aroma with mildly spicy dark-German malts. Seems Doppelbock-like with pretzel dough notes. Creamy body with mild carbonation. Nice malt driven flavor. Authentic roasted German malts with spicy notes, pretzel dough and a sweet toasted mildly chocolaty finish. Reminded me a bit of Celebrator Doppelbock. Nice.
leaparsons (9941) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Chestnut coloured with a small off-white head. Aromas are nutty and earthy with berries. Some rye with smoky notes. Flavours are nutty with bitter hops. Weetabix and chocolate malts with a dry finish.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a beautiful clear brown red color with a large amount of very creamy offwhite head. Looks absolutely delicious. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, bit of earthy smokiness. Flavor is a bit of nutiness, bit watery, slight smokiness, and a bit of yeast. Not bad.
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Moderate malty, light mold. Medium sized brown creamy head, rather fast disappearing. Dark red body. Moderate bitter, average duration. Medium body, dry texture, soft carbonation; light metallic finish.
LagerHogger (12) - USA - MAY 25, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 500ml swing top bottle. Popped the top of the bottle and was met with a frothing bubbly mess. Bottle poured a beautiful red-brown with a lovely off-white head that left a thick lacing. Smell is quite malty with a hint of caramel and wood smoke. Flavor is roasted malt and slightly bitter with some subtle hops. This sweet, smoky and slightly bitter brew tastes like it would be a great compliment to just about any barbecued meat. I would definitely enjoy this one again.
kramer (5910) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a rather dark mahogany brown body, and it looks completely clear. Plenty of carbonation going on here given the loud pop of the stopper. Dry toasty malt nose, cereal grains, a little huskiness, and a undertone of smoke. This actually smells pretty damn great. The flavor is similarly toasty with a great subtle smokiness lingering in the background. Just the slightest bit of bitterness on the finish, very malt-centric. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a slight bit of huskiness and soft fizzy carbonation. Overall, this was an extremely big surprise for me. It’s like a smoked Dunkle. This is seriously underrated! The only reason I can think that this rates so poorly is the general lack of love for Smoked beers. Delicious!
beerengineer01 (1) - USA - MAY 12, 2008 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz flip top bottle: nice and cold 32 degrees nice pop when opened, and wonderful aroma. poured bottle brown nice clarity reddish brown. wonderful double, light head good carbonation level. Delicious dark roasted malt flavor, hints of biscuit, and caramel. Wonderful low acidity hops add great balance to the sweet malt flavors in thus double. I finished all in my variety pac.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing Top Bottle: Poured a mud brown color with a thick coffee colored head. Aroma was caramel malts with hints of dirt. The flavor was better than I expected. It was a lot of different flavors like caramel, sugar, smoke, malt and earthy notes. None of the flavors were strong enough to overpower this brew. Overall, a very interesting beer, one I enjoyed.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 5, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
First of this style. I really don’t what to expect. Beer sprayed everywhere when I opened. Poured a nice medium brown with a frothy tan head which had some retention. Aroma was a mix caramel notes and a grassy note. Flavor was somewhat sweet and some grassy/floral. Body was rather thin. Hops seemed absent, but maybe they’re supposed to be.
shrubber85 (10756) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottl.e Barnyard and molasses malt aroma. Dark reddish brown with large tan head. Caramel malt and lightly musty hay flavor. Tasty and easy drinking - excellent.