Aml42000 (625) - Washington, USA - APR 13, 2012
Brown and clear with a sticky head. Nutty, caramel nose. Medium to full bodied and loaded with sweeter malts. Layered flavors of caramel and roasted almonds. Sweet finish. jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of smoked black and chocolate malt. Medium body. Clean and crisp. crossovert (13914) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
It pours a dark brown and struggles to form a creamy off-white head.
The smell is rich and malty with some caramel, nuttiness, and cocoa.
The flavor is decent. It has light fruit, a light tartness, dark bread, caramel, and earthiness.
Not really an outstanding beer, it could be old. PapaSkeetSkeet (1010) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Brown with light-tan head, brilliant amber when held up to the light. Aroma is light caraml, parsley, and lager. hint of grain. Flavor is nutty grain, some caramel malt, balanced, light, and quenching, with just a minimal hop flavor, and actually a touch of nutty coffee, which was unexpected and nice. scottw86 (1179) - Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2011
Poured a slightly reddish brown color with a medium-sized off-white head. Spicy aroma with lots of dark fruit and raisins. Taste is very smooth with lots of malty flavors. More raisins and some brown sugar. Finish has a slight bit of alcohol with some caramel. Aftertaste is a little weird and sugary. Overall decent.
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 14, 2011
Pours dark red with a tan head. The aroma is bready with some potent molasses, and some raisin/plum. The flavor is rich and malty with pumpernickel bread, molasses, raisins and some dryness and hop presence in the finish. Some cocoa and yeastiness that adds complexity. Nice dark German beer!
BeerandBlues2 (13821) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle. Pours clear amber/brown with a small, fizzy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma and flavor are heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee, no hops, fruity esters, dates, and brown sugar. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet finish. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2011
50cll bottle, thanks EricE. Clear copper body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, light raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some orange/floral, light raisin. Light-medium body. GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2011
500mL. Clear, deep bruin, deep reddish brown, tan bubbles, no real head formation. Aroma is heavy syrupy cherries, oatmeal malty, very Biere de Garde-ish. Taste is malty, syrupy, sweet, spicy, very sweet Biere de Garde cherry malty, oatmeal. Sweety, sort of artificial feeling mouthfeel- sugary, powdery. Malt insanity. Way too sweet for me. Nuffield (4199) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2010
A little bit off kilter. Caramel and fruity, with a good bit of dough and bread. Initial appearances are good, but the lingering notes are sour (I can see the comment someone made about plum) and not entirely in harmony. Soft carbonation effects. Interesting and drinkable, just not especially memorable. Bottle.