Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2001
Apparently I had a better experience with this stuff than everyone else did; while it’s definitely not spectacular I found it a reasonable dunkel suitable perhaps more for convivial occasions with a stogie and/or some good spicy food than for just sitting and drinking while watching cartoons (my favored method of drinking beer.) fishman (350) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 7, 2001
Remarkably disappointing. Nice color, but the aroma was overwhelmingly musty, like broccoli. If I had to base a beer on its aroma, I would not have even tasted this. Fortunately there wasn’t an offensive taste, as a matter of fact there was very little taste at all. Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - AUG 7, 2001
Thoroughly disappointing. Holding it up to the light, the appearance reminded me of dark, cherry cough syrup. Flavor was bland, with a hint of hops and fennel. The quality that seriously hurts this beer, however, is the aroma, which is foul and earthy. A beer can’t be good if its aroma causese you to hesistate taking the first sip. MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2001
A thoroughly boring German dark. Tastes like a boring macrobrew dark, just not that much there. It’s not bad as much as just largely unmemorable Too thin. Makes you wish you had an Optimator instead. jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2001
A good dark beer, but it didn’t have all that much flavor.
beergirl99 (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2000
This is a nice beer. It is hoppy, has a nice head. I will drink it again. BudMan (17) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2000
very good, sweet aftertaste, nice aftertaste. britab99 (65) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2000
The bottle says it’s a lager. It has the consistency and texture of a lager but a nice potent flavor and aroma. PhillyBeer2112 (2850) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2000
UPDATED: APR 3, 2003 This is a great beer.
Rich, somewhat spicy, with hints of
licorice and toffee, really a
great complex dark lager.