troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
[Tap] Very dark brown to nearly black pour. About a half inch of dense brown head. Aromas of semi-sweet chocolate, mild anise and light smoke. Taste is of rich caramel malts, caramelized sugars, cocoa powder, light smoke and licorice. Solid body. Creamy and coating mouthfeel. Good stuff. jrodooo5 (1690) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Fairly average dark brown pour w/ a thin tan head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is of slightly sweet malt. The taste is primarily malty w/ a little bit of bitterness left on the palate. The body is kind of thin & I’m surprised that this weighs in at 6.5% because it is easily drinkable! williamstome (1909) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Deep orange-brown pour with great foamy head. Aroma is coffee, toffee, earth, light fruit notes. Roasty coffee malt flavor with sweet bubblegum notes. high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
On tap. Pours a dark amber with a foamy tan head and lacing. It has a mild, amber ale-like aroma with a slightly spicy background. The flavor is dark malt and some spice up front with a solid malt backbone and a sweet finish over a medium body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Incredibly nice twist on this style, and highly recommended. At heart, it’s a solid dunkel. Whatever malt, etc., notes you’re expecting, they’re there. But there is a degree of heat here. Almost jalapeno like. That can be hard to do -- sometimes it’s either imperceptible; other times it overwhelms the beer. Here, it’s totally in balance.
andrewje41 (4087) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2014
22 oz bottle shared. Pours dark. Very cola like pour with fizzy head. Semi-smokey aroma. A lot of caramel and malt flavor with a smokey, flavorful finish. Good stuff. pivnizub (10729) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle:Deep ruby amber coloured, presumably clear, very stable and lacy off-white head; not too sweet caramelly and roasty nose, dried red fruits detectable; moderate bitter-sweet flavour, medium to full bodied and pretty soft; drier robust bitter-sweet finish with caramel and an ashy touch. A well drinkable and pleasant brew…
Theydon_Bois (20165) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
Keg at Port/Lost Abbey tasting room, 18/04/14.
Dark mahogany brown with a moderate light tan covering that dissipates and retains.
Nose is dark malt, light spice, candied orange peel, whiff of smoke, hint of cocoa.
Taste comprises dark toffee, earthy pangs, spice, biscuit malt.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid offering for the style. baraciisch (3311) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Dark amber to brown in color... Aroma of light nutty malts... Flavor is sweet caramel malts, dark fruits, fruity finish... Solid lager
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2014
bottle. pours a deep mahogony with clarity and thick foaming head that laces the glass till the end. fresh sweet malts and hints of dark fruit in aroma. roasted malts, caramel , dark fruits and herb. smooth and balanced. easy drinking. really nice.