Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2009
Dark amber pour. Herbal, earthy on the nose. Taste is heavy: malt, herbs molasses. MrBeerFanatic (1059) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2016
Dark brown color thick head and retention. Aromas caramel, toffee, biscuit. Flavors light toffee, biscuit, caramel. Lightly bitter and light to medium sweet. RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Pours a dark garnet red, with a decent sized, but quickly dissipating head. Aroma is subtle, but there’s quite a lot going on: caramel, toffee, some biscuit/butterscotch, light milk chocolate, even some mild plum. taste is mildly chocolate, leading to a tangy raisin taste, and again something buttery. Gentle roasted nuts in the finish (innuendos aside). Not much of a hop presence. Mouthfeel was a bit thin, but it seems like it was done out of intention, rather than failing to make it thick. All the flavors were pretty mild and well blended. This beer was incredibly easy drinking and I was astonished to find out it was 8%. Very well hidden. This is probably the most session-friendly winter beer I’ve tasted that didn’t half-ass the quality. Kudos to Rahr. Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Bottle from Buzz11eye. Dark brown/ amber colr with small lacing type head. Roasted milky aroma. Flavor of brown sugar, maple,malt, and light roasted notes. BeerRenter76 (1015) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2017
Originally rated on 1/30/09. Not much of a winetr warmer here, weak aroma, mouthfeel and flavor. Not offensive but not really good, rather bland and unexciting. Like suds said "like drinking dark malt michelob", that about sums it up.
Tejas (1006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Draught > Gingerman. Better than most Rahr beers but that’s not saying much. Seemed to lack flavor. Just tasted sorta bland and the palate was pretty thin too. Nevertheless, it certainly wasn’t offensive. Had some sweet roasty flavors. I’ll try again just to make sure it’s not better than I’m describing. fiveacestx (970) - Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle - pours dark brown and 3/4" tan head. Nice aroma of caramel and toasted malts. Has a medium body but slightly watery. Still, a pretty decent brew. Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle pours a deep brown with a thin off white head. Laces fairly well. Has a decent aroma of coffee, roast, and chocolate. The carbonation is okay. Has a good flavor sweet but not too much. Alcohol is well hidden. A good blending. The texture is thick. The body id medium. Has a good finish with a good aftertaste. Pretty good beer. ttutony (920) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Deep brown in the glass with a very thin white to tan head. Nice nutty, roasted aroma with maybe a hint of coffee in there too. Flavors on the palate are similar to the aroma. Very nice. spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Get some spice in the aroma.Pours a deep copper with a medium off white head.Get some roasted malt and spice in the flavor.Mouthfeel was thin with some malt in the finish.