Rando7 (672) - Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours amber-brown with one finger yellow head. Malty aroma, kind of an adjunct odor. Taste a little sweet, malty, slight nuts and banana. Mild finish of German hops. Pretty easy drinking.
brokensail (9214) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Mikkeller. Dark amber colored beer with an off-white head. Aroma is cola, cherry, and toasted bread. A hint of chocolate and some raisin. Not bad. Flavor is a bit sweeter than expected. A lot of cola, cherry, and raisin. Toasted bread, chocolate, and very mild roast. Almost no bitterness.
joeneugs (2626) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar SF. It pours a reddish amber color with an off white head. The aroma has nice maltiness that comes across as cherry and plum. A bit of cherry syrup. The flavor is very thick on the palate and malty with more cherry and raisin. A little toast. Virtually no hop character. Very rich and malty, but I would have preferred a little more dry toasty character to balance the fruitiness. Well done.
floydian1 (800) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle @ Brisbane German Club. Clear copper-brown appearance with decent creamy-white head and lace. Nose is sweet caramel malt driven with definite smoky notes and perhaps a hint of dark chocolate. Taste is straightforward sweet roasty caramel malts and a light hop bitterness. Medium bodied and quite dry on the palate. Quaffable.
beertholomeus (384) - California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy copper color with frothy white head. Malt, biscuit and caramel aroma. Malt, biscuit, caramel and fruit flavors. Medium body and a smooth, sweet mouth feel. Malty finish.
merc7186 (1503) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: Amber/Brownish Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick Off White Head, Great Lacing.
S: Mildly Roasted Dark Malts, Caramel, Earthy
T: Mild Caramel Malts, Mildly Bitter
M: Great Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Watery, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a winter bock that was somewhat weak on taste and is okay to drink but you wont want to seek it out again.
Loineshawn (3012) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap offering. this beer lifts. soft cocoa dusted wheat. rustic forest floor. clean. touch of raisin. chuggable. liked quite a bit.
BeerandBlues2 (8576) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt with earthy hops and dark fruits. Flavor is malt dominant, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
kapusil (445) - HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle. Dark amber body, off white head. Sweet malty aroma, mostly toast and caramel, but there is some floral hoppyness too. Taste reflects the aroma. Mostly sweet caramely, toasty malts but the finish has some floral hops in it. Very nice dunkel. I like it.
MichaelBruch (2342) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Feines Dunkles mit den üblichen Malzaromen und etwas Nuss im Hintergrund. Süffig und mild.