ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
500ml bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
bhensonb (15095) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Appearance: Pours a chestnut brown body with some amberish tones present.
Smell: A smell of toasted hearty dark bread, incredibly faint roast flecks, apple skin, and old, dried herbs.
Taste: Soundly toasty malts, a little hint of dark caramel, though not particularly sweet hiding what seems to be some grainy pils underneath. Even a touch of roast in there. Faint, faint touch of apple skin. Dried herbal tone from the hops with enough bitterness to balance things out.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Reasonably smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: A decent dark lager.
Swing-top from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma is mildly sweet, darkly fruity and bready. Med body. Flavor is rather dry, tends towards dark brown bread. It has mild bitterness, but doesn’t seem very fruity after all. It’s really hard for me to describe in full detail, but there’s some bits and pieces I don’t understand. It all hangs together well tho, and it’s a really tasty drink. Shaney (2423) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2012
Dunkelbraun, nur leicht trüb, stabile Schaumkrone. Ein starkes Blockmalzaroma. Im Antrunk dann sehr würzig-malzig, ohne zu überzeugen. Insgesamt ein sehr sperriges Dunkles, dessen Röstmalznoten die Süffigkeit nach unten drücken. Klare Lakritznoten im Abgang finde ich auch nicht gut. Geht so.
Test vom 18.1.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,9,8,8,8,8 - 8,35
McTapps (6856) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle shared with MichaelBruch. Great, nutty aroma and colour like melted chocolate. Flavours of roasted nuts, dark bread and sweet dried fruits. Would drink this beer always again. MichaelAwesome (6516) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - SEP 5, 2012
0,5 swing top bottle shared with McTapps. A huge and nice surprise. Full body with a great aroma reminding me some Guinness. Extremely quaff with an earthy aroma. Superb beer.
kevnic2008 (11980) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2012
Deep brown color slight head and lace. Malty toast of aroma. Taste is one of hints of chocolate, slightly nutty. HenrikSoegaard (14101) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle. Frothy off-White good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter Nice flavor. Some caramellic notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Only palate. Nice. kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 6, 2012
The color is dark, the head robust. It smells hoppy, roasty. The taste is roasty grassy. In the aftertaste it is grassy-bitter. Medium 11/8/7/8/9/8 hayduke (5188) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
I found this 500ml flip-top bottle on the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity on a cruise up the inside passage from Seattle to Alaska. Pours a reddish brown with a robust beige head and good retention and lacing rings. The nose is of sweet caramel malt and some nuts aromas. Medium in body and very smooth on the palate. The flavor brings on some ripe dark fruit and floral hops. . The finish is fruity and lightly bitter. Very tasty and enjoyable. jaghana (6017) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 21, 2012
Bottle 50cl, a clear dark-amber beer with medium head. Nose is very malty and caramel like. Aroma is medium sweet with a good malt body on toasted notes, caramel, brown bread, fruit notes on dry grapes, yes it’s more a dunkel as a Kellerbier as stated on the label. Finish is slightly hopy on the peppery side.