Hanuta06 (488) - Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2013 Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles. tbauer1134 (18) - - APR 7, 2014
Aroma: moderately roasted malty.
Appearance: large, frothy, light brown, initial head with mostly lasting longevity. Dark brown body.
Taste: moderately sweet initial taste with moderately bitter finish and long duration.
Palate: medium-bodied with dry texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: outstanding. Great taste--somewhat complex but not overpowering. I look forward to drinking this beer again.
The perfect transition beer from Winter to Spring. Poured from a bomber into a regular pint glass. Nice brown/dark amber in the glass with nice head retention. Plenty of roasted malts on the nose with a smidge of coffee plus faint hops. More roasted malts and coffee on the palate followed by a slight hop bitterness. Maybe I was just in the perfect mood but this was delicious. BillKismet (4146) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2002
Black--amber hued beer with creamy, slightly browned head. The aroma improved markedly as this chilled beer warmed. Rounded roasted malting prevailed in smell and taste, as the beer finished with a coffee note. This divine offering has some robustnessp to the body, but is crisp in finish like a lager. A beer more people should try on their palates. lumberbroker (4) - Kalispell, Montana, UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS - DEC 14, 2004 does not count
This is a true handcrafted beer, that every person who does not drink dark beer....should drink. mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - MAY 31, 2004
I really enjoyed this.
Dark brew, tan head. Big roasty chocolate aroma and flavor. Drank well, not light or watery but certainly not heavy...does finish crisp, chocolate lingers on for a bit afterwards. A very enjoyable session brew that went great with grilling and the finished grilled kabobs.
beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Dark brown color. Medium sized tannish head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and toffee. A medium bodied dark lager. Malts are roasty, chocolately and fruity. Hops are slightly grapefruity. Nicely balanced. Lighter mouthfeel, but it has a lot of roasty maltyness to it. Nice beer. Simple, yet unassuming. Nice flavors. Mouthfeel is light. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and toasty. BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Dark mahogany appearance. Chocolaty fruity aroma. Fairly distinctive cocoa/chocolaty flavor almost as strong as a porter albeit in its lighter lager body. Pretty tastey in a style I usually don’t care for too much. dwyerpg (6462) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 18, 2009
A bit malty in the aroma. Red color. Malty, a bit of roast but very slight. Pretty good beer, but only at the beginning of an evening. A tad malty as well. Oakes (19045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2005
Cloudy dark amber-brown appearance. Light crystal malt aroma with some fruitiness. Fairly light flavour profile - maybe some cocoa accents. Mild, sweetish finish. Despite its lightness, it’s a fairly successful beer due to smooth palate and rounded flavours. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Taster - Hop Scotch Spring Beer Festival – Seattle WA
Deep dark brown color with a nice head. This was smooth and flavorful and had some great spices to the flavor also. Loved the deep rich malts used. This was a wonderful beer to drink.