maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Degarth for sending this to richmond. Clear brown body with a medium creamy white head. Sweet roasted malt and caramel aroma. Sweet malty flavor with some roasted malt in the end.
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Fortunately, a fresh bottle (often a problem with the continental european imports). Perfect for a rare cool, crisp northern California night in late july. Pours with a nice transluscent light red hue, and a bit of head. Delicious toasted malt aroma - much like cocoa. Great toasted malt flavor, reminds me of New Belgium fat tire/1554 but a more full-force toasted/cocoa malt flavor than either of those. Low, noble hop flavor. Very clean, very drinkable. A touch on the sweet side, but not cloying. Great beer.
nick76 (4379) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma has chocolate malt with yeast and some hops. There is also a paper smell that seems to be present in so many central European beers. The appearance is brown and very clear with a decent head. The flavor is sweet with all the elements of the aroma present. The palate is light. There is a slight metallic taste in the finish but overall its not bad, just a little weak. This sort of reminds me of coco puffs.
Palidor19 (3170) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2006
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma has a coconut smell with some syrupy notes. Taste is very bread like with sweet fruit and a after taste of of light toasted malts
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2007 Aroma is sweet malts with very faint molasses notes that effect a molasses/brown sugar infused bread aroma. Body is a transparent mahogany amber and holds a fluffy tan head that is a full two fingers thick. Fore is crisp and slightly biting (unexpected) then sweet smooth malt flavors follow. Sweet bread, sugary syrup notes, toasty malts and mashed banana/vanilla wafers. Fairly aggressive hopping for the style leads to a mildly bitter and dry finish.
dwyerpg (5760) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells pretty decent, a little caramel. The head is very good, but the beer only nice. Faint caramel and unexpectedly dry. Not that sweet for the style.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, deep, amber. Medium, frothy, tan head. Nose of toasty malt, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and subtle, rotten banaba. Flavor of a peanut butter, jelly, and banana sandwich over toasty malt and some crisp hops near the end. Tasty. Medium/light, balanced body, easy drinking. Great dunkel.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich roasty aroma. Caramel appearance. Rich roasty, caramel, brown sugar, light on the palate though. Very good.
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Code L4223
Pours a mostly clear, deep mahogany with a creamy, khaki head that reduced quickly to film and wet lace. Oxidized vegetal and light vinegar aroma before roasted nuts and beef broth. Smooth but wet palate finds thin, milky chocolate malts amidst a roasted grain backdrop. Sweetness interjects, but there is a herbal bitterness to finish and linger. Not bad, but I’d hoped for something a little sweeter and fuller.
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RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel/toffee malts with some lightly roasty coffee and chocolate. Moderately robust hop bitterness noticable in the finish. Quite satisfying sessionable brew.