reggiedunlop (3285) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown with a thick lt. tan head...nice retention and lacing! aroma is very czech!...lightly roasty with delicate spicy hops. flavor follows suit...roasty with subtle chocolate malt...hints of spicy hops...earth and well balanced. light mouthfeel with a smooth roasty finish. nice example of the style.
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle shared by Matt at The Royale, but he picked it up at Randall’s. Pours a dark brown-amber color with a small beige head. Aroma of mixed malts, musky grains, dust, toast, and a little cardboard. Flavor of sweet and dark malts, dust, more grains, brown sugar, leaves, and wet paper. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a malty, dank mouthfeel. There is also a hint of smoke forming as this beer warms. Not bad, but not really my thing.
DocLock (8080) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9 oz bottle. Pours burgundy brownish with 2-finger off-khaki head. Nose is earthy broiwn sugary malt. Tastes malty, on the sweet side, earthy, with some chalky and nutty notes late. Overall, this is a pretty decent dark lager.
3fourths (8288) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. clear dark burgundy colored body; bright with high saturation and a plum color at the edges; tall building large-bubbled toast colored head. mild toasted grains and dough in the nose with medium to light metallic notes. medium body with surprisingly sharp acid. toasted and burnt grain hull astringency mixed with watery texture and somewhat fizzy carbonation. pencil shavings and sour dough in the finish is unpleasant. mild nose but offensively sharp and astringent.
DuffMan (7138) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Clear dark copper, average tan head, scant lace. Aroma is weak, simple caramel. Flavour is caramel with hints of raisins. Average at best.
Aurelius (4442) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark syrup and cereal aroma. Cool label and cap. Dark cola brown, clear beer. Under-bittered, starchy, moderately sweet, molasses notes. Medium-heavy body, cereal finish. OK. Bottle, Cosentinos Downtown Market, KC.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth, yet dark and flavorful. Dark lager describes it very well. It has the mild flavor of a lager with the boldness of a dark beer.
Rando7 (758) - Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant surprise. Bottle pours caramel color with thick frothy off-white head with great lacing. Aroma sweet malts. Taste matches with sweet malts, caramel, toffee. Palate thick and carbonated, not syrupy. Finish slightly bitter hops but not overbearing and I’m not a big hops fan. Alcohol slightly evident.
This is a very sweet beer and won’t appeal to everybody, but I enjoyed it.
Strykzone (5147) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A big soapy tan head. Dark brown with lots of red and clear. Malty aroma. Flavor is faint chocolate chip cookies and dough. Expectations for this one were quite low and it was a pleasant surprise.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[3406-20101002] 500mL bottle. Cereal and cooked pineapple aroma with bread crusts. Clear, dark red amber body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. Sweet roasted malt flavour has a lingering sweet plastic note. Medium body. Drinkable.
(c/o Radek, w/ him, jerc)