sonsteng (5) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2008 does not count
My husbands favorite. Dark and rich. Again I’m learning just because it’s a dark beer doesn’t mean bitter. Very smooth. Filling the growler is always a plus. beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2007 Murky brown beer with a weak head. Aroma is completely overtaken by strong diacetyl character, which comes through in the flavor as well. Avoid this beer! Another example of an obviously infected beer from this poor brewpub. TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2007
Growler from Alt Platz. Murky brown settles to faint swirls and a tan ring of tiny bubbles. Aroma is chocolate dipped banana covered in hot fudge. Velvety coffee cocoa with a bright plummy tang. Black grapes, hints of licorice. Light drying with espresso. Excellent. obguthr (6355) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2007 VaBF 2007. Initially rated as their SDE dunkel, but I suspected I was wrong and have now confirmed that.
Draft: served by a very beautiful beer wench. Aroma was smoked and charred lamb. Pours dark brown with a thin head, no lacing. Complex flavor, smoked beef and hearty Soy sauce at first. Consistent smoke flavor throughout. Finishes with apple. Fantastic brew! Probably the best I’ve ever had. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Virginia Beer Fest 2007. Dark brown body with a creamy tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma with some fruity hints. Rum soaked fruit and chocolate flavor with some caramel and molassas in the background.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2006
On tap at Alt Platz. Color was a dark brown with some reddish tints and a tan head that leaves a nice lacing. Aroma was a nutty chocolate and malt. Flavor gives you the same nutty chocolate and a nice bitter chocolate finish. Braudog (6716) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Draft at the brewpub, 10/28/06: Only 1 of the 3 beers I tried that I actually liked. Not sure what the brewer would classify it as, so I entered as "ale" ... sorry! Almost has the character of a Scotch Ale. Dark black with a tan standing head. Syrupy and thick with a definite molasses, strong malt tone. Strong and good ... the one fine point of our visit. Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Machtig Brau Strong Ale. Dark brown brew foamy tan head. Nutty chocolate aroma. Flavor is bitter chocolate and sweet malt, very smooth, medium body with a bit of an oily feel and a nice warmth from the alcohol but without the alcohol taste. Very drinkable. I had 2 pints and took home a growler. Great brew! KukinskyG (4) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2006 does not count
2 Liter Growler Bought onsite-Beautiful pour- excellent head retention- nice creamy white ring that stayed through entire mug
Hints of Chocolate and coffee- This one is dangerous- first by relaxing you with flavor, then a punch to the skull with alcohol! Awesome beer none the less.This guy is for real- rumors are the Platz is no good- rumors are full of shit-
Highly recommended if you want real beer! Plus the prices are very reasonable for the product. gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2006
From growler, courtesy of Immy. Poured a very deep brown with hints of red. Foamy tan head. Nose has a mild nuttiness to it. Flavor is sweet malts with a touch of sour. Bitter baking chocolate in the aftertaste. Palate is creamy. Alcohol is nowhere to be seen, until you’re done that is, which doesn’t take long due to the immense drinkability of this one.