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 (776) - 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 (5501) - 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 (7059) - 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)
BeerandBlues2 (10691) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with an average, frothy tan head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, biscuit, toast, nutty), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, biscuit, toast, nutty), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Pours a solid black color with a foamy tan head. Aroma of sweet molasses, vanilla and some earth. The taste is of sweet dark malts, grains, roast, some grass and cocoa. Dry and dusty finish. Prickly carbonation. This beer is pretty good, but a tad light in body.
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma roast, plum , raisin and sweet sticky malt , hint of dark rye.6+
Appearance nice garnet look with medium white top. Some lace shown. 4-.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. bready ,malty feel with hint of dark roast. Clear feel of roasted barley. Light hint of chocolate. Dark malts well presented and processed. Slight hop feel on top. Quiet nice.
bhensonb (12306) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours really dark brown with a foamy 3 finger beige head. Smells like sweet light roast malt. Med. minus body with light fizzy carbonation. Flavor is sweet mild roast malt. I’d believe dunkel. Sure there’s hop in here, but not sure what. Grassy?
Ughsmash (7353) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
500mL bottle. Poured clear iced tea brown with a short, tighter-bubbled beige head. The aroma picked up sweet caramel, molasses, and nutty notes with overtones of something meaty.. clean and calculated.. no complaints. The flavor found sticky honey and molasses the whole way through with sharp, almost metallic malty notes and nondescript bitterness taking over.. the malts made a final, diabetes-inducing push at the end, but the drink never regained pleasantness. Light-medium bodied, sweet, and sticky on the palate.. again, the sharpness was not enjoyable.
degbert (1344) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle -- a gift. The nose is strongly savory -- smells like good beef stock or soy sauce, with overtones of pepper. Pours a nice red-brown with a faint head. The taste is strongly roasted, with herbal and spicy elements; there is no sweetness or softness anywhere. Crisp, angular carbonation. Very good.