chinchill (4989) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2017 SODAK14 (377) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber with a small head. Real nice going down but it is a little too hoppy/bitter for my personal taste. I see it got great reviews from reviewers whose cup of coffee (beer) might be more liking of this style than me but I just can’t rate it that high. I guess that is why we have this forum!
12 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours very dark for style: near opaque black-red-brown body topped by a thin beige colored head. Limited retention with spotty lacing. A bit of sediment on the bottom of the bottle.
Nutty, yeasty and bready aroma with hints of pine and citrus.
Mild bitterness with a somewhat nutty flavor; bold for style.
Smooth medium body with medium-light carbonation.
mjmoen (534) - - JAN 26, 2017
C-. Pours a clear brown color with khaki head. Not bad, but way too bitter for a brown Ronritter (724) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2016
12oz bottle pours auburn with light tan head ample sticky lacing, aroma is of sweet malt, flavor was a solid roast and nut with a just a hint bitter hop aftet taste. foyle (421) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
A 1" cream colored head falls slowly with plenty of lacing. Color is deep coppery-brown. Aroma of pine, citrus, caramel and rich roasted malt. Flavors of caramel, molasses, toasted bread, ripe fruit, citrus. A very well balanced brew with the hops and malt both making their presence felt. Delicious. gopherfan99 (1821) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Bottle; pours cloudy amber with a beige head; aroma of caramel and roasted malt with nuts and some floral notes; taste is more sweet than bitter with roasted malt, caramel, nuts, and hints of pine; finish is dry and slightly bitter with some hints of nuts
Diablokev (180) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2016
The aroma is awesome and filled the room. Nice plum and other fruit hints. The appearance is a dark brown with a thin cream head and nice lace. The taste is nice and smooth. Overall a nice beer. Marduk (7694) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 2, 2016
355ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Hazy brown color. Huge size, thick tan head, stays. Husky, grainy, sourish, acidic, citrus in aroma. Husky, roast, grainy, spicy hops in taste. Spicy hops and sweet caramelly roast in aftertaste. Quite high carbonation. Feels bit old, but not a disaster. I kind of like it. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2016
355ml bottle - thanks dwyerpg! at 6.0%GTAEgeek (2217) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Really hard to pour, frothing everywhere. Otherwise nice brown, spongy tan head. Pleasant malty brown aroma, roasted, but just a hint of sour acidity. Very rich bready roast, again a hint of sourness. Not so much that it really detracts from the taste. Light palate, carbonation way too high. Bottled 22/10/2015. Nice bitter finish, real hops. Spoilt, but still pretty decent.
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a big, beige head. The nose is burnt toast, licorice, and pine sap. A little sweet, with a harsh bitterness. Medium to heavy body, astringent, thick, and clingy. This is an acrid, overly roasted beer. Listigovers (1171) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
Ruby red beer, big tan head. Smells like caramel and a bit of hops. Has a bit of a bitter aftertaste, dry malts, pretty easy to drink.