OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Bottle from bottleworks and sampled same-day.
neepsntatties (2076) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Relatively dark pour, slightly skunky aroma, Flavor a bit on the sweet side, some molassas, dirt, slightly sour and vegetal. This one seems like a mess to me. Disappointing.
Colour... very dark brown and scarcely any head. Nose... very roasty and sweetly grainy. Palate... light carbonation, especially roasty malt, burnt toffee, dark bread, dark sweet spice and a medium length sweet finish. bhensonb (15985) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours ruby brown with a decent beige head. Rich roasted caramel aroma with medium dark fruit. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is medium fruit, definitely roasted malt, a hint of chocolate, and some arguable spice. One of the best Oktoberfest beers I have had this year. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2008
Bottle courtesy of kyzr. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, fruit, some hints of molasses. Tastes of pepper, spice, some hints of caramel, some nice spicy hints on the finish. bitbucket (2166) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany brown with a fading and slightly lacy tan head.Darktoberfest? Aroma of molasses, nuts. Medium body and light carbonation. Taste of molasses, and a dash of butter. Sadly, it’s not quite thick enough to pour on pancakes. Sweet molasses, spice and earth finish. Kinda sorta one-dimensional.
boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Bottle... Poured deep ruby with a thin beige head. Aroma was robust with malted notes and rich figs and fruit. Really nice palate that has just the right amount of carbonation. I enjoyed the cocoa and buttery malt flavors while floral hops created a nice bittering balance. Finish was clean with a little brown sugar in the aftertaste. TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2008
12 oz. bottle purchased at Central Market in Mill Creek. Pours a dark cola color with an off-white tan head. Flavor: Molasses, coffee, and brown sugar. mbgrayson (818) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - SEP 12, 2008
Picked up a six pack of the 2008 batch in Missoula today. Like past batches, it is a good, all around bock/brown beer. Has some sweetness/maltiness. A very drinkable beer that I like a lot. spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Dark brown with a modest head and minor lacings. Taste is brown sugar, soy sauce, slight bitter hops, a slight amount of boiled ham, some leather. Not like any other beer that was labelled Octoberfest. Abv at 6% is much too high for a session beer. Sweet overall but not overwhelming. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Bottle from Belmont Station--Poured a brown-chestnut body with a thin white head. Nose of bread and crispy grains. Resided on the malty sweet side. Mildly creamy with a touch of floral hops. Thin dull finish that needed more complexities for sure!