rmmello (3) - Oakley, California, USA - SEP 19, 2007 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2007 nice pour, nice colour, nice beige head. coffee notes, roasted malts, kinda thin in the mouth. Nice, but not memorable. DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - SEP 30, 2007
Definite sweet malt aroma and pours porter-like black. Dry, but not easy drinking as other Oktoberfests...I can see why some Oktoberfest fans would not rank this very high....Overall, solid beer. Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Courtesy of CigarCityBrew. Pours clear deep amber with thin white head. The aroma is sweet molasses, caramel, toffee, sweet Concord grape jam and mild mustiness. The taste is thin with semi sweet molasses and faint dark fruitiness to go along with some Munich like grainy malts. Pretty good but the aroma paints a better picture than the beer flavor can support. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Bottle. Pours a brown body with a tan head. Toasted malt, lightly nutty with a note of peat. Simple bitter with chocolate sweet malty accents. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2009
pours a dark brown with a thin lasting tan head.
Aroma is nutty dark roast, light smokiness, some chocolate tones.
Flavour is again roasted nutty malt, bitter chocolate and light smoke with a charred wood bitterness to the finish. Not as sweet in the body as I expected.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Hmm, another German dunkel with more dark and roasty notes as opposed to caramelly ones. I’m not complaining. Although I have recently had a few real clunkers in the German hefe department, this is solid and drinkable, if unremarkable. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2006
Pours a deep dark brown. Aromas of roasted malts, smoke, and hints of fruit. Flavors of the roasted malts, some fruit, with a coffee aftertaste. muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
500 ml bottle from Table & Vine, Northampton MA (Feb 2006). Served at cellar temperature in a St. Ambroise glass. No pop is heard from the swing-top stopper, discouraging....perhaps this is last year’s batch?....but I pour and there’s a sizable, lasting frothy head topping the deep brown, clear body....nose is very bock-like, thick sweet caramel and light graininess, though there is a touch of licorice and perhaps juniper for some spicy festive times....pleasant and fresh....in the mouth, lightly toasted grains and hints of caramelized sugar, chocolaty and medium-bodied, with the sizable sweetness drying out considerably by midpalate for a smooth, oily, lean finish with just a touch of wet cardboard....nice, drinkable, on the verge of some problems in the mouthfeel and like other Mahrs beers, just not quite as good as it seems it could be, if that makes any sense. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2006
Very dark brown, only a bit of ruby shines through when held to the light. Creamy light tan head. Nose is chocolate toffee, bitter malt, mlik, maybe a little dark fruit. Flavor is cocoa, toffee, milky sweetness (almost milkshake) and a nice cocoa finish. Great body. bhensonb (15993) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 25, 2007
500 ml. bottle. Sweet brown malt aroma with a bit of forest mast touch. Perhaps a hint of chocolate. Near opaque brown color with a frothy beige head that does some lacing. Thinnish body with a nicely moderate carbonation. The flavor is much of a brown ale. There’s a hint of sour, but also a decent level of bitter. The finish is dry with a impact that would be more of a brown ale or porter than a dark lager. This is just an excellent beverage. The type that makes me rethink my ale prejudices.