Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, 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.
cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 4, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Watery. Just a standard dark beer. Not much more to say.