nicplemel (19) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Maybe I just can’t appreciate a lager properly but I was disappointed. As far as lagers go I enjoyed this more than most but I still felt that there was a lack of complexity I could just not get over. It was very crisp and clean and did avoid some of things that most lagers don’t as far as flavor goes. Whan I lived in MN and had yet to be exposed to craft brews I would have raved about this but what can I say I’ve been spoiled since. Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2006
Dark mahogany with a filmy head and spotty lacing. Roast and some chocolate in the nose. A touch bitter. The flavor is mostly same as the nose with the exception being notes of coffee. Light bodied and dry finishing roasty.
shigadeyo (3820) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
andrewje41 (4535) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2015
8/07/2010: Roslyn Beer... Aroma: Encouraging... Chocloate; caramelized malts. Appearance: Rich brown color; dark and nearly opaque. Flavor: Caramelized sugars; somewhat watery; dry, roasted malts in the finish. Palate: Medium-light body; a touch thin. Overall: Decent.
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #45 for this beer.
22 oz bottle purchased at the brewery. Pours a near black color with a fading head. Nice toasty malt aroma. Toasty, nutty malt flavor, and quite nice. Almost a little towards the finish as well. Easy drinking dark lager, and a unique beer for me. Enjoyable. anders37 (27635) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2008
Draught @ WABF 2008. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a malty caramel aroma with some weak hints of hops. Sweetish slightly roasted malty caramel flavor with some bready hints. Also some hoppy hints. Sweetish malty caramel finish.
BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2005
Bottle: Dark brown color, tan head, some lacing. Nose of light chalky roast with some tart fruit. The flavor is mellow in richness, almost like a dunkel with no body. I’ve had better. Thanks Josh! 19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Bottle - 22oz. Flat. No carbonation. No head. That being said; the malt is rich and smooth. Light sweetness with a cereal grain essense. A little nutty and earthy. Wish I got one that had a little CO2 left on the bottle. Liked the bottle art! DarkElf (3067) - La Jolla, California, USA - NOV 11, 2005
(22 oz bottle: $3.29 at Bottleworks in Seattle, WA) Hmm, after drinking several imported German dunkels, Roslyn Beer is a huge dropoff in terms of malty flavor and pure enjoyment. If you like your dark beers clean, crisp, lightly malty, and somewhat hoppy, then this is a good beer for you. Personaly, I don’t, so this beer stumbles right out of the gate, causing me to immediately wrinkle my nose. Dark, lightly roasty malts are certainly present, but this beer clearly lack any punch. The beer is minimally sweet and somewhat hoppy and bitter. There is also a bit of sourness in the background, and maybe that’s what’s turning me off more than anything. Well, that and the fact that the body is on the watery side, somewhere in the light-medium range. The palate is dry, crisp, clean and well carbonated. Light roast and modest sourness present a mediocre aroma. Dark brown color is pushing into mahogany range. Unfortunately, despite the normal carbonation release when opening the bottle, the beer was barely able to muster a filmy layer during the pour, quickly subsiding to a very tiny ring and of course leaving no lacing on the glass. Basically just a hoppy, lightly roasty lager, so this beer totally fails to grab me. ContemplateBeer (2097) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Aroma of chocolate and light caramel. Appearance is dark brown with tan head; not much carbonation. Flavor matches the nose, with light toasted malts becoming more apparent. Palate is creamy and smooth. A pretty mundane dunkel. CapFlu (5132) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2007
(Draught) Sampled at the Dog & Pony in Renton, WA, on October 19, 2007. White foamy dissipated head with a brown body. Nose of vanilla, roasted malt. Very sour and somewhat milky. Something wrong here?