matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Another beer that was halved with the dude at The Brew Shack.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2005
Poured a nice dark smoky amber body, closer to a coco color. The head was a fat and fluffy tan hue. My palate rejoiced with the toasted malts and smoky compliance. There was a nice balancing of doughy yeasty tartness, sweet barley- toffee-like extractions, and some light spicy notes of orange zest. I took most pleasure in the grand holiday nutty-ness and smokiness of the brew. Yet another beer that has what I always distinguish as pumpernickel bread proposals, but this one also had some hints of coco. The palate was not overly rich but it worked rather nicely with all the beers lightly festive characters! Simply a very Drinkable brew, with a dry smoky finish, and the low abv makes it a nice session beer as well!
Swing top bottle. Pale tan head. Roasty caramel nose. Dark brown hue. This was on tap at the Moan & Dove in Amherst, MA a few moths back called Mahrs J or Jubel or something along those lines. I was told it was a schwarzbier...Hows your schwarz? This is quite nice. Roasty, bready, smooth, toasted nuts, coffee, medium body, finishing with a nice bitterness. I knew I should have saved another bottle...damn DocLock (10702) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Deep brown pour that looks ebony from a few feet away, with 1-finger khaki head. Great appearance for this one. The aroma is corn flakey malt, with a nice roastiness to the malt, and some chocoff and slight smoked almonds. The flavor is on the dry side, very roasty dark malty, with some chocolate syrup, coffee, almond, and even brown sugary hints, although it stays semi-dry and never gets too sweet, which is a plus for this one due to its character. As it warms, the pretty hefty body gives it some profile hints not unlike a dry stout or Baltic porter. CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 9, 2006
This was a tasty beer. Very drinkable and terribly quenching on a summer’s eve. Marked as a bock by my bar, but this one is good regardless of its denomination. Drink. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2006
(50cl bottle) Clear dark ruby body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some roast, anise, light cinnamon. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, roast, chocolate, light raisin, smoke, earthy. Light-medium body, with light stickiness, very drinkable.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Bottled. Poured a warm, deeper, garnet-tinted brown with a creamy cap of beige head.. perfect for the style! The aroma is sweeter with dusty cocoa, a touch of molasses, and accents of dry herbal and floral notes.. well-presented. The flavor had sweeter chocolate and toasted nutty notes at the core with very light herbal and coffee bitterness surrounding.. drier and good for the style, but it’s just not a great style. Lighter-bodied and free-flowing on the palate, leaving a dry impression.. lightly-toasted. This was a very solid brew! Radek Kliber (7363) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 25, 2008
Swing top 500mlBeerBiker (1415) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2008
Appearance: Brown , dark brew with light copper sipping trough. Medium , presentable white top.
Nose : Neat , fresh light brown malts , god dose of continental mineral sided hops. Slight scent of alcohol. Lighter yet positive clean impression was made.
Flavor/Palate : Smooth , gentle dunkel palate. Mineral swiftness with mocha chocolate pairing. Lightly roasted malts with some bittering effect. Quiet good.
[Sampled draught at Bamberg Camping.] Nice tap look with good beige head and a wonderful aroma of caramel and weak roast. Other notes is nuts, toffee, wellcarbonated. Smooth and nice. DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 16, 2008
<b>15-Sep-08</b> <i>(500-ml swing-top bottle: Purchased 02-May-08 for $5.99 at Holiday Wine Cellar in Escondido, CA)</i> With a full-on attack of rich, sweet cocoa, milk chocolate, earth and nuts, this dunkel offers an uncommon chocolaty richness, but lacks the full complexity and depth of the very best German examples. No doubt, the principle flavor of chocolate is delicious, but the melanoidin toastiness and the light roast are missing, as is a gentle hop counterpoint. Fragrant aromas of decadent chocolate and a touch of earth in the nose with a clean, lager character. Medium in body with a soft mouthfeel and delicate carbonation, but the sweetness borders on cloying after awhile. The beer pours a beautiful, clear, ruby-chestnut body with an inch of fluffy, dark-tan head that very slowly settles to a thin, everlasting layer. All in all, too much reliance on cocoa and the sweetness tends to get a bit much, but despite being fairly one-dimensional, it’s still a very tasty and enjoyable beer. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle: Dark mahogany, nice head and lacing. Nose of sweet grapes and malt; reminds me of all of the clean german style japanese beers? Thin and malty with lots of roast and nice maltiness and finish. Good.