GregClow (2950) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft version. Colour is a dark ruby-brown with on off-white head that leaves some nice lace. Aroma is very mild with a hint of malt. Mouthfeel is creamy, but on the thin side. Flavour holds sweet caramel malt with some light hop bitterness in the background as it finishes. Pleasant, but nothing special.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2003 Smooth with a medium feel and roasty malt flavor over all. Nice body. Malt in the nose, but not much else. In a session, with a meal, very good. Unremarkable overall. Quality but without distinction. Props for being easy to find.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This one pours a clear, dark brown color with a small, tan, rapidly dissipating head. It has very light toasty, malty aroma. Light bodied and light flavored as well, it is slightly malty, with a clean finish and just a bit of lingering sweetness. There is nothing spectacular about this one, but it is not bad and fairly drinkable.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Descent dark. Nothing too special here. Some spicy bock-like notes, thin body. A little tastier to me than the standard Verum.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some interesting herbal (tobacco) notes, a fair but sweet malt backbone, but basically boring fare.
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - JAN 23, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown, decent head. Very thin, weak mouthfeel - I was immediately disappointed when it hit my tongue. The dark malts were nice. Drinkable but unremarkable.
tex (52) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I actually liked this a lot, and I'm not sure why. Easy to drink dark beer. Worth the $2 pint.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This should have been bottled in a green bottle. Perhaps it was just my experience with it, but it was way too sour and skunky tasting. I would not mind trying it again, and hopefully have a better experience.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with little head. Nice clean and moderately rich in flavor. A great slightly above average bar beer.
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - JAN 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(3Jan2002--12oz. bottle) I barely have anything written down for this one, so it was not particularly memorable.
A bock-like beer. Effervescent. Sour.
Notes of baking soda.