jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Bland, watery, and uninteresting. Don’t expect too much from spaten, but this is just lame. DWestrick (758) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 2, 2009
bottle. meh, not my favorite even though Optimator is one of my alltime favorites. bottle had was kinda skunky in smell but was pretty smooth. i would have again but wouldn’t go out of my way for it nickd717 (4682) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Bottle sampled at SF International Beer Fest. Copper color with an off-white head. Caramel malt and grain on the aroma. Flavor is bready German malt with light skunk (yes, they brought slightly skunked beer to a beer fest - damn green bottles). Light-medium body with high carbonation. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours with a fading off-white head over a clear brown body. Aroma of grain, light lightstruck hops(skunk), caramel malt. Taste is malty, lightly skunky, with cracker and caramel. Fizzy carbonation, dryish finish, boring. angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - APR 27, 2009
Bottle. Clear dark brown pour. Aroma of skunk, bitter, grainy, light roasted malts. Flavor is dark malts, toffee, grains and slight skunk. Not great.
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 25, 2009
clear rust colored beer under a small off-white head. fruity grape aroma with hints of toffee. flavor is sweet with toffee/nutty notes cola and grape gum. SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in McKinney. Pours a clear dark brown with ruby hues, beige head. Aroma is kinda lighter then expected, malt, some toasted grain, caramel. Flavor is very much the same. Mouth feel is thinner then what I was expecting as well, medium body, slightly watery, high carbonation. Overall, I thought it was a pretty good beer. Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 24, 2009
Pours amber brown with a nice sized off white head. Aroma is slightly skunky pale malt with a little bit of caramel and roasted malts. Flavor is caramel, with a little roasted malt. I kind of like this. hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 23, 2009
Bottle. Medium sized very fizzy ivory head with poor retention, transparent, soft slow-rising carbonation, spotty lacing, and an orange-brown body. The aroma was malty, sweet, caramel, hint of hops, and a hint of dark fruits. The flavor was sweet, malty, some caramel, hint of hops, and finishes dry. The mouthfeel was smooth and this is a light bodied beer. A very easy to drink dunkel, not a lot of character IMO, would be a decent session beer, and a beer to have around to drink from time to time. PorterPounder (7965) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2009
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour with
somewhat of a red tinge to it - quickly fading white head. Slightly sweet aroma
with hints of hard candy. Flavor is sweet with some caramel accents, a hint of
bubble gum and a molasses back end. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Overall, decent.