auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2010
22oz Bottle. Classic german lager, minerals, fresh bread, and some caramels and toast. Nice. Flavors are decent, but seem a touch light on the darker brown edges. Soft. Some wandering alcohol, nibbles of nutty flavor, and some seemingly strong and relatively terse bitterness in the finish. The oak sneaks out from under the bed in the finish and gives a slight dry and floral touch, but I think tasted blind, few would say oak. Balanced, rounded, but not really a session and not really outstanding. adrian910ss (2590) - Doylestown, PA, USA - DEC 5, 2010
22 oz bomber. Pours a deep yet clear mahogany with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of nuts, dry tree branches, malt, toffee and a hint of faint citrus. Taste of nuts, malt, wood and faint toffee. llcooldave (1221) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Pours dark brown color like dark maple syrup. Some alcohol aromas mixed with a touch of woodsy cedar and dried fruit. Immediate dry fruit flavor profile that finishes with a lingering toasted malt aftertaste. Dry finish as well. Overall, I have to say I dig it. I’ll be purchasing more... dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2010
This beer pours a deep ruby red/brown with a medium off-white head that dissipates quickly. The aromas are coffee, milk chocolate,. The mouthfeel is watery with a bitterness and a medium body. This was a good beer but not great. Cheers! thornecb (6018) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Pours deep mahogany into a stem glass. Off-white head with good retention slowly recedes leaving spot lacing. Caramel and oak aromas. Sweet, dry caramel and marshmallow upfront turning earthy and oaky in the medium length finish.
crusianbeer (116) - Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2010
shocked I am the second to review this, seems like harpoon gets their stuff into texas a LOT faster than other breweries do, thanks Harpoon.
Pours a dark dark brown, with about a finger of head. nice color on this, looks nice.
The nose carries a lot of vanilla, chili peppers for some reason, and some caramel malt.
tastes nothing like the nose, I do pick up the tiniest bit of oak in it, but thats about it, oak aged may be a bit of a stretch... at least on the palate. Nothing else really in there, a bit of roasted dark malts, and a bit of a bitter finish. The more I drink it the more I get the oak, or rather, the more it warms.
not too bad, wish it had more of an oak flavor in it...
JJAlexander (46) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2010
cereal, nuts, leather, ginger, brown, clear, minimal head, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average carbonation,
A very light dunkel, not really anything special considering there’s more body to a mass-produced dunkelweizen. Certainly not worth the single bottle price. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2010
22oz bottle, thanks peregrinari. Medium beige head atop crystal clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, wood, light banana. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light wood/earthy, faint anise. Peregrinari (148) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2010
Nutty aroma with some roasted malt and mild caramel. Flavor is very nutty and well balanced. The malt profile is somewhat roast with an oakey flavor (imagine that). Beautiful brownish color with weak head and decent lacing. Overall one of the better 100 barrels.