DeanF (2453) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
750ml bottle found in rural Alberta, no it ain’t retired as far as I can tell, though maybe this is on the way out and remaining stocks will just be depleted. Pours with modest slightly creamy head and swampy brown body that bodes plenty of carbonation. Soft hay and malt aroma, barn funk and hazelnut kinda. Flavour is an earthy nut with hints of malty caramel and said barn funk. Like sucking on a plank of wood from the barn that the cows had lived in. Medium finish, could use a little more presence on the mouth. Hefty and I like the earthy tones. Too bad it’s having a retirement party. GuideDogSaint (1415) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 17, 2016
Tasting at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours black brown with an off white head. Aroma of roast malt. Sweet finish. alexsdad06 (10289) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle picked up at Party Source from notes. Pours brown with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, watery coffee,mild earth, thin, just ok and not something that I would do again. beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 2, 2007
This American Dark Lager pours a deep brown color from a 33cl. bottle. Medium to large sized beige foamy head. Good retention and nice lacing. Aroma is dark malt, caramel and slightly sweet. Medium bodied dark beer. The malts are slightly roasty, touch of chocolate and dark fruit. The hops are earthy and slightly spicy. This beer reminds me a little of some of the dark beers I drank way back in the old days. A little darker malts, slightly more flavor and body than the lighter stuff. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Nothing really outstanding here, but it is a very nice drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2008
Deep dark nut brownish ale with a thick strong dense head. Appearance is very good. Palate is sweet and caramel chocolate. The beer has a good flavor but it resembles a sweet after dinner chocolate drink.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2009
Dark brown with red tinge good carbonation tan head aroma caramel hops coffee note flavour bitter caramel cooked flavours light roasted coffee or more chicory sweet like toffee or cocoa great with roast meal finish bitter rich lacks a bit of body. tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy rust color with pasty beige head. The aroma is dusty caramel, some grain, hints of carob, and some herbal hops. The flavor is a bit fruity with papaya, lime, some banana, and apricot. Dust caramel sweetness is throughout. The finish is sweet carob with a little bit of lemon. Meh. Lubiere (13796) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2009
A dark reddish brown lager with a thin light moka head. A very fruity aroma with light burned caramel and chocolate. In mouth, a light and peaty lager, with light roasted coffee, wooden notes, a bit of herbal funk, but too thin for my liking. Out of the 3 (Blanc, and Original), this is my least favorite. Bottle from Olivers Albamy, BB 04-06-2010. Tmoney99 (14381) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle sample at Knoxville Brewers Jam 2009.
Poured hazy brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting and excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
Session drinkable brew. bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle. Very dark & opaque. Deep off white head that lasted for a while. Some lacing. Smell is all about the malt and in particular chocolate & roasted malt. Taste is very much built around the roasted malt. Quite nutty & a little smokey. A little think with minal mouthfeel. Could certainly drink a few of these.