Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 Light malt aroma, light sweet flavor, weak mouthfeel, dark color, nothing about this would make me want to drink it again.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a brown color with some carbonation and a roasted malt smell. Taste is of roasted malts and finshes with a nice bitterness. Overall a very good dark German beer.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light brown - poured with a small short head. I got way too much sweetness in this, almost like someone added high fructose corn syrup. Not horrible, but not all that great either.
Oakes (15294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chestnut brown; light nutty caramel aroma; nutty palate, good soft malt character. Sweetish, touch sugary...simple, relatively light but enjoyable.
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin white head. Flavor is roasty and malty. Slight caramel and chocolate malts are noticable. Very smooth and easy to drink.
GregClow (3120) - 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) - 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.