bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown with amber highlights and a medium beige head. Good rich flavor with hints of carmel and toffee.
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yeah, this is a good simple dark. Liquorice present with a caramel toffee flavour. Finishes with just a little charred bitterness. Nice deep mouthfeel. Impressive.
bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought I had accidently opened one of my homebrews it was so damn like it. Looks like coke, little head(my homebrew is better!). Quite rich - with sweet coffee + caramel. A dry finish. cheers
ogivlado (7656) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled(500ml). -quite nice dunkel, brown coloured, frothy head, light sweet with hints of chocolate
Earlier Rating: 12/21/2002 Total Score: 2.7
Bottled(330ml). -good dark beer for daily use
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - OCT 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown color. A little caramel flavor. Really it's boring. Thier nothing to complain about, but thier nothing to cheer about. Just average malt and hop flavors. Boring
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draught at the Yard House in San Diego) deep, deep brown with small tan head. Rich malt aroma. Smooth, sweet malt flavor. I first had this over 20 years ago in Austria--it's as good as I remember it being.
hotstuff (5079) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very drinkable and enjoyable beer to drink and rate as it was easy on the palate and it was not bitter tasting.It poured a small sized tan head with fine-medium sized bubbles that mostly dissipated.The body was opaque and uncarbonated with a brown hue.The nose was lightly malty and caramel.The flavor was sweet and had a caramel flavor as well.The mouthfeel was smooth and light bodied.This beer left a fair amount of lacing on the sides of my glass.A pretty good beer!
thedm (6051) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Funny, the bottle said "Best before end: October, 2001". This low ABV brew must get better with age then because It was fine and very tasty. It poured a medium sized head offine to medium sized mostly lasting bubles that left behind a semi transparent dark brown colored carbonated body. It had a strong caramel mollasses malt aroma and a lightly bubbly mouthfeel that was smooth throughout except after it warmed a bit when a slight acidic note was added. I added this after after reading the other comments, it must loose some of the carbonation with time as noted in the other reviews. I wonder what this brew tastes like when it is fresher? It is very good as it is.
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark colour poor head but good lacing.Milk chocolate and mild coffee flavours with a creamy texture and chalky finish.
CEZ (414) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 20, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coke-like brown color. Didn't show a great head in my glass, just a small beige layer... Rather subtle caramel and roasted malt aroma. Sweet, warm malt taste, leading to some dry bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied, not bad, not too exciting either.