IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice-looking reddish brown beer. Lighter nutty aroma. Malty flavor. Relatively thin. Enjoyable.
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good dark beer. I think I still like the Premium Verum better, but this one is nothing to laugh at.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
not much of a head, a great dark beer though. lacks the coffee flavor most dark brews have, and thats what i find appealing about this one. although i do like the coffee flavor, its good to find a dark that doesnt have it. this beer is good out of a bottle, and even better on tap. great effort
guzzler67 (1639) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dusky appearance with a fair sized head. Not much of a nose; a little woody/nutty. Smooth, light bodied malt taste with a touch of sweetness. Lacks complexity. A middle-of-the-road dunkle from a brewery that could do better.
igneous1 (1529) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep cherry wood or mahogany color. decent head with big fat bubbles, but pretty short-lived..leaves a nice ring though and a tiny bit of lacing..moderate carbonation. aroma is of mildly smoky malts (reminiscent, to me, of a smoked turkey at thanksgiving). flavor has a slight smoky quality to it and a hair of nuttiness as well....not at all bad.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber-brown color. Nutty malt aroma. Flavor is almost all malt and little else. Lacks complexity. Syrupy palate and a flat body. Disappointing.
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2003
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Light brown color. Hensfood aroma. Vinegar feel, both in aroma and flavor. Really bad one...
larsniclas (6441) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2003
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown with an ok head.
A sour, vinegar aroma.
Not much flavour at all, but rather smooth.
lesmis (1) - USA - JUL 25, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The beer has a great flavor. Nutty with a hint of roasted nuts (barley) that is pungent to the nose. Very smooth and is the best with real german meat loaf. Nice dark color similiar to the bocks that I drink.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delicate but big malt flavour. Perfect bitterness for balance. A delicate hop bouquet is evident not only in the aroma but also in the flavour.