zoucrew102 (1802) - - SEP 24, 2013
Bottle from Let's Pour. Roasty, chocolate aroma with notes of coffee and caramel. Pours black with very thin light brown head and no lacing. Roasted malt and caramel to start followed by chocolate and some coffee finishes smooth with the chocolate lingering on the palate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Jerm719 (193) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Chocolate, allspice, nutmeg, med. roast coffee. Lactose, German earthy hops. Mild bitterness balanced with the creamy coffee body. This was much better than the fresh bottle ! Alphadelic (2235) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Heaps of chocolate on the nose. A little malted, milky and with some vanilla in the mouth. Pretty thick. Deep and lightly sweet. jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 24, 2013
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of light roasted, chocolate, and coffee malts plus some dark fruits and light hops. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer. OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2013
12oz served in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.
A - Very dark brown with a khaki head that forms a thin collar. Average retention with zero lacing.
S - Caramel, cocoa, roasted malts, charred grass, black pepper, dairy sweetness.
T - Dark fruit bread, caramel, brown bread crust, toffee, molasses, cocoa, raspberries, cherries, old coffee, a woody bitterness on the back end. Finishes with some tangyness on he end.
M - Smooth creamy feel, low to medium carbonation, heavy side of medium bodied.
The chocolate stands out more than any other flavor to me, the flavor is breadier than the nose describes. I liked this one. The Euro Dark Lager style can be ho hum but this one shines through. I’ve been impressed with all the ltd series.
Serving type: bottle
Hanuta06 (469) - Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Serving: from bottle.
Aroma: light apple aroma.
Appearance: very small, fizzy, light-brown, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark-brown/black body.
Taste: moderately acidic and lightly chocolatey initial flavor and lightly sweet, roasted finish with hint of dates. Long duration.
Palate: medium-to-full bodied with dry texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: interesting taste. Braudog (6669) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Deep, dark, reddish-brown. There head is thin, but staying, and tan. There is a bit of a chocolate aroma to this which is interesting. Quite lush, and full of rich caramel malt, and a hint of milk, which answers the challenge on the label of "no chocolate or coffee." Very well done. (#4980, 4/12/2013) Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2013
Bottle. 4/11/13. Pours an opaque brown with a thin, bubbly off-brown head. Aroma is bread, earthy, chocolate, candi, fruit, lager. Taste is cereal, roast, coffee, dark chocolate, hints of dark fruit. Light lacing. Chewy, full mouth feel. I typically go for ales over lagers. This isn’t bad. Full flavored. Nice body. Pretty good. vyvvy (6389) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Thanks again to gregwilsonstl for sharing this one. Pours dark brown with a reddish hue and a beige head. The aroma has smooth roasted dark maltiness, cream, cocoa, nuttiness and lager smoothness. Medium body with a mild amount of carbonation. The flavor starts off with roasted nutty malt, cocoa, mild spice and a lushness to the malt. The finish dries out a bit, but is still smooth and lush with nuttiness, roast and cocoa. Nice. Concealer (1245) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Pour a dark brown with reddish hues and a light brown head. Aromas of dark fruit, smoke, malt, and caramel. Tastes mostly of caramel, fruit, toasted malt and nuts.