Dogbrick (12365) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Bend brewpub. The beer is a dark brownish-amber color with a medium light beige head that recedes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and hops. Light-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, ripe fruit and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
BuckeyeBoy (6845) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Deschutes brewing bend. Pours out a amber brown topped with a sand head. Nose is pit fruit rich malts and caramel sweetness. Taste is more of the nice malty sweetness and some nutty notes.
adrianehendee (56) - - OCT 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at brew pub in Bend. Cloudy, light brown. Kind of bitter aftertaste, but doesn’t get stronger so not bad.
adwoan99 (305) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is one of the first darker beers to win over my wife. Light in the nose but complex tasting, mostly rich roastiness.
SirLimpsalot (4000) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
@ Deschutes 16-3-10: Tydlig rostat med toner av kaffe, korn och lite kort eftersmak. Nja.
gyllenbock (8571) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Brewpub in Portland. Dark brown with a small head. Malty with some caramel and light notes of fruit. A decent one.
maekchu (3706) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at PDX brewery. Light chocolate nose, with some tangy fruitiness. Reddish/brown, with glowing ruby edges. Very light chocolate initial, hints of coffee and light smoke, medium-strength bitter tracks. Thin-medium body. Bitter for the style. Middle of the road, except for the bittering.
douglas88 (8758) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Bend. Pours a clear dark mahogany color with a medium beige head. A light fruity malty nose. Mild toffee, bready, light fruity hops. Solid. Very light.
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mud brown. Thin off white head. Dark Lagers are not too high on my list, this one was quite alright but nothing to get revved up about. I’d take it over a Pale Lager any day. Tastes sort of woody and earthy, caramel, some roasted malts and milk chocolate. A wee bit burnt and smokey too. Lightly peppy bubble time fun unit.
stevoj (4461) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sub-par attempt at a German dunkel, brown but not quite roasty and/or nutty enough. A good intro to the style, but pales in comparison to the German original.