coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a cola brown with a large soapy tan head. Aroma is very sweet, honey, roast malt and cereal. Flavor is sweet, cereal, but also has some odd metallic, woody, vegetal, chemical notes. Body is rather thin.
wlajwl (4532) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little bit of a hop bite to it, otherwise a good maltiness to it, a pretty good regular dunkel.
dmac (4625) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Poured a dark chocolate brown dense body underneath a huge pillowy creamy beige head. Aroma is dusty with lots of grain, chocolate and cola. Flavor is similar to the aroma but has a touch of sourness at the front that fades by midtaste. Smooth body with a Medium mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Really good for the cheap price.
mithe (1079) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Herbs, light roasted malt aroma. Clear dark ruby color. Minimal light brown head. Light bitter-sweet, roasted malt, herbs taste. Light fizzy. Light sticky texture. Light bitter, dry finish.
reggiedunlop (3415) - 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 (7419) - 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 (8500) - 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 (8549) - 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 (7798) - 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 (4634) - 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.