bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2006
"pours a dark ruby color. Aroma was of roasted malts and chocolate can carmel. A little thin but tasted of chocolate and carmel, has a little bit of a bitter finish to it." Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Clear dark red/brown color with a big tan head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt. Flavor of sweet roasted malt, caramel and a little chocolate. Very smooth with low carbonation. ALLOVATE (3029) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2006
Took a quick shine to this little baby beer. Love to see it available in pint-sized bottles as before I knew it the glass was empty. Blast.YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JUN 22, 2007
Pours a deepest cola brown - quite honestly shimmers in the lights - with a tight, inch thick, neat and tidy tan head that held on and laced a lovely weave down the glass. Dusty, dark, bitter chocolate, the distinct scent of Lübeck marzipan and a little cocoa set the aroma scene, all sweet, savoury and sticky. Lightly roasted coffee and charred, pasty grains start it off in the mouth but remain a little premature of judgement. It’s soft and creamy upon the tongue, quite light in body making it sessionable but the sweet malt flavours soon take hold. Dusty, dark chocolate and marzipan again here, as some savoury, dried fruits and a little ’blood & rust’ that sits quite nicely adding a good depth and nice balance. Feint herbal edge drifts in and out of the long malty, rich swallow. Slight peatiness develops; rust flavour lasts in the aftertaste but again just sits nicely on the edge. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Not the most sessionable of beers due to its rich flavour, but a few won’t hurt. Nice (33cL, BBE 04/07, The Beer Store, Morley)
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2007 Bottle: nice one, especially on a hot day like today. Well it’s quite sweet, quite malty, a bit too light bodied, some cocca powder, some roasty bitterness and smokey as well, good beer! SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 30, 2008
brown with a medium sized off-white head. aroma of burnt caramel and roasted nuts. flavor is sweet with lots of roasted nuts, burnt caramel, hints of fudge. medium bodied. i really enjoyed this.
mkel07 (6106) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2009
330ml bottle. A nice little surprise. Had seen it at local bottleshop many times but always passed it up until one day I thought I would give it a go.
Poured a thick black colour like old motor oil. Small off white head that quickly vaishes. Aroma of burnt toffee with with a good strong flavour of chocolate & toffee. RexTalionis (3775) - FINLAND - APR 18, 2011
On tap at Gösser Gasthaus in Bregenz, Österreich. Poured brown in colour with foamy tan head. Roasted malty aroma with some dark chocolate hints. Nice. Flavour quite similar with perhas even some liquorice flavour as
well. Very smooth an well balanced. Pleasant aftertaste.
Lorenasa (159) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Pours dark coffee color. Small head which lasts. Malt flavors. Coffe with woodsy notes. Undertones of old fruit. Grzesiek79 (4314) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 23, 2012
leather, banana, bubblegum, smoke, butterscotch, soy sauce, bread, citrus, chocolate, brown, cloudy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, lively, bitter, long finish, cmc619 (501) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Tried in Vienna, Austria (Christmas 2013). Tried at Gosser Bierklinik on draft. Pretty nice in the squat 0.5L dimpled mugs. Really liked this - hadn’t had a good dunkel in a while - like a great American stout but cleaner and easier to drink.