mjg74 (3050) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 7, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a nice dark color. Has a slight roasted scent. It does have a slighlty skunky flavor. I guess that since it is retired, this may be an older brew. It’s alright.
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours dark dark brown, slight purplish hue, large off-white pancake batter like head, with spotty lacing. Roasted malts, slight chocolate and soy on the nose. Light fruit, pears/apples, on the tongue, along with some roasted malts. Aroma is stronger than the bite. Its also a bit sweet. Body is slightly malty, mouthfeel is a bit below medium. Finishes somewhat quickly, malty, with roasted malts. Nothing complex, a simple Dunkel thats easy to drink.
thegreenrooster (4183) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a almost black, a little light get through it. Aroma is roasted malt and I get some hops in there. Flavor is coffee and chcolate. The taste does not really hit you like it should but its there. Sorry to see it go.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Came across this one in one of my latest brew hunts. Pretty good, malty, coffee chocolate undertones, not too bitter smooth drinking beer. Its a shame its being discontinued.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown with a large head. Caramel malt nose. Sweet taste with lots of maltyness. A bit thin with a dry finish.
envane (570) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Somewhat dry, roasty tmave. Strictly middle of the raod, but easily beat the Beck Dark I had after this. Retired? Must have been very recent.
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2004
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A nice, rather dry and roasty dunkel from the Czech Republic that I've heard of for years but never seen until a recent trip to California's BevMo. A touch nutty and not terribly sweet. It's almost a porter, I'd say, due to its roastiness. OK, but I wouldn't seek it out again.
Braudog (6516) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Retired? Poured dark black with sticky tan head and toffee aroma. Smoky wood flavors on a smooth beer ... quite nice.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This was actually quite tasty to me. A nice bitter roastedness, with some light coffee notes in places, otherwise, it had a very toasted oat, breakfast cereal taste at times. Somewhat inconsistent and unbalanced, maybe it was an old bottle, but I still found it to be enjoyable.
bb (8915) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 18, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. A hint of roasted grains and a slightly sweet nose. Very dark beer with a small beige head. The flavor is toasted grains but then disapears to a watery beer. A slight lingering roastiness, but not much else. You'll wish for a bit more flavor.