mike5326 (1754) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2014 DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster at Standard Market. Dunkel brown beer with the cluster of leggy white fuzz on the surface. My sinuses are not letting me catch much nose today, so I can’t weigh in on that. The taste is dark and bready, not much of the extra spicy ester that sometimes comes with the style. A bit of the bite that seems to come from yeast still in the glass. Or it adds to a "savory" edge. Yet it’s dry without much hop in evidence, and it starts to go down the hatch pretty easily.
Poured from a tap. Clear copper color, medium frothy white head. Medium yeast aroma. Medium body with a malt and bread flavor and a medium finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ThirstyBird (2925) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Pours a copper brown color with a dense tan head. The smell is toasted malt, fruit, some caramel sweetness, a bit nutty. The taste is fairly sweet and malty up front, caramel, fruit, nutty ending dry with the toasted malt to balance. Medium- in body with average carbonation. Decent, a bit sweet and thick for the style though. Frank (4194) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2014
I’d say this is more of a Vienna or Oktoberfest but whatever. It is not that great one way or the other. It looks nice, bright red brown with a long lasting head. It is kind of sweet and bubblegummy. It had a nice toffee malt character but the fermentation character is off. It finishes with caramel sweetness and some earthy bitterness. jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown off white head. Nose/taste of toffee, caramel, cocoa, malt and grass. Lighter medium body. Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2014
22oz bottle 6/28/14 (Binny’s Naperville)-46° in Mug-Pours a medium brown with a big loose tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate. Taste of the same with some more sweetness. This light to medium bodied brew is not too shabby just not my cup of tea.
jgb9348 (6256) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Nice crisp deep copper and light brown coloured body with a definite ruby glow and a smallish one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, toasted malt, tons of nuts, earth and a lot of malt bitterness. Medium-bodied; Rich toasted malt notes with the toffee, caramelised sugars and earth right behind. All with a touch of cherry and pit fruit flavours noticeable and a very light metallic twang near the end. Aftertaste shows a well rounded character of mostly caramel and toasted malt notes with a small bitterness and a sweet finish. Overall, a nice dunkles with a robust character and a rich toasted malt finish - well balanced and nice for the style! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in New York, New York (Bowery) on 25-April-2014 for US$6.99 sampled at home in Washington on 09-June-2014. rubbishystuff (2538) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
From HyVee Springfield. Very good dunkle, sweet and toffee and a little roasted but measured. Especially in the sweetness, not too chewy or watery. Serving: Bottle Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bomber thanks to sparty26 deep brown with a light head. Fruity, caramel and sugar aromas. Smooth and sticky. Niko100 (2913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Dark amber/brown color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt/bread, caramel, & subtle dark fruit; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, hops, cocoa, and some dark fruit notes; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent. wlajwl (6811) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Aroma is dark/grainy malts and light caramel/toffee. The flavor is dark malts, caramel/toffee, light citrus and a slightly dry/tart finish.