maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on 06/25/08. Clear dark amber / brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Sweet nutty and bready aroma with some spicy hints. More nutty flavor and toasty breadiness with light dry bitterness in the finish. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
Butters (3562) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Shared with maniac and maltdawg. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and tan head. Vegetal, some smoke, and malty. Thin bodied, but pleasant. Not bad, but nothing special.
nearbeer (3278) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml. Translucent, deep mahogany with a small head that lasts and leaves some soapy lace. Molasses, earthy cereal grain, and a hint of maize in the aroma. Front flavor is caramel-cocoa; turns ever-so-slowly to whole grain cereal sweetened with chocolate-molasses. Slight dry finish of flour and grassy cocoa. Light-medium body is nearly in the middle on all accounts: carbonation, mouthfeel (watery vs. sticky), and dryness.
oldrtybastrd (3226) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
.5L bottle - Shared w/ SkyCop32. Picked up at Toom Getränke in Kaiserslautern. Pours a deep dark brown. Aromas of roasted malts, smoke, and hints of fruit. Flavors of the roasted malts, some fruit, with a coffee aftertaste.
alexanderj (3193) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from big lots. Poured an auburn/brown color. Not much head. Aroma was quite nice; caramel, cocoa, nuts, bread, earth and sweet malt. Flavor was solid, but not quite as layered. Soft and smooth on the palate. Sweet, caramel and nuts with a short finish. Ok overall.
BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown amber with a thin froth cover. Easy malt ball aroma with some light roastiness translates to a similar flavor profile with some additional toastiness. Barely medium-bodied. May have appeal to crossover macro brew drinkers with its easy-bodied and toastiness.
jfb (3147) - GERMANY - AUG 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) pours a clear deep ruby colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of dark fruit and roasted malts, slightly metallic, with a hint of bread dough. flavour is mostly roasted malts and yeast, quite grainy, with a light herbal-hoppy finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
zach8270 (3037) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 330 ml) Clear amber pour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, and a light nutty hint. Flavor is lightly toasted at the beginning with a lightly nutty caramel followup. Middle has some lightly roasted coffee notes. Finishes dry and lightly bitter with a mild lingering nut flavor.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
08-Mar-10 (330-ml bottle: Purchased 09-Feb-10 for $3.99 at Ledger’s Liquor in Berkeley, CA) This pleasant German dunkel pours a rich, clear, medium-brown body and a one inch foam cap that is dark-tan in color and shows good retention, slowly settling to a thin, but complete layer. The nose is very malty with dark bread, light earthiness, milk chocolate and some nuttiness. Fairly bready on the palate, with chocolate, lightly sweet cocoa, toast and nuts, and a hint of grassy hops in the finish. The beer is showing signs of some mild oxidation, enough to be distracting, but not enough to render the beer undrinkable. The oxidation, however, is not the beer’s fault. Light-medium in body, gentle carbonation, and some dryness in the finish. Some spotty lace on the glass. A decent beer, easy to drink and fairly straight forward.
kiwianer (2904) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The head is medium, the body redbrown. The taste is interesting, malty but a bit musty. Medium 7/8/8/8/10/8