BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, 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 (7165) - 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 (14090) - 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 (7508) - 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 (1681) - 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.
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with some ghostly red highlights. Thin roasted malt and bread aroma. Nice roasted brown malt flavour. Fluffy chocolate marshmallow flavour and body.
Sammy (11176) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nioe dunkel, although not quite fit the style, Radek’s shared bottle. Roasty, nice mild chocolate. Dark brown coloured body. Good drinkability.
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010-10-02. Crisp ruby brown body, nice foamy beige head. 3+ Flavour is malt forward, light alcohol, sweet dark malt, fruity accents, light roast touches. 6+ Aroma is modest, light roast, hints at light oxidation. 6+ Smooth average palate suits it. Decent, drinkable. Bottle labeled Zatec Dark Lager, shared by Radek
obguthr (5650) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Weak walnut aroma. Clear brown, thick, tan head, decent lacing. Dark roasted malt, horehound aroma, not overly sweet. Dark roasted malt, somewhat dry, indistinguishable nutty undercurrent . Light charcoal finish.