TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle. 06/04. Murky brown with a puffy beige head. Nose of toasty caramel and cola, bready underneath. Medium body with a sharp carb tang. Taste is burnt caramel and orange peel, grassy, then gin and grapefruit. Lingering sweetness, light drying. Even after 3-1/2 years this stuff is kick ass.
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A 11.2 oz bottle with a bottled on date stamped on the lable. The beer poured a dark rube body with a small head that disapates quickley. Smell of roasted malts and strong hops. A coffee and toffee. A coating mouth feel and good carbonation, no lacing to speak of.
Erdinger2003 (127) - West Union, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
11.2 oz traditional long neck bottle with a purple lable and swing top.
It pours an ok head that falls into almost no head. Color is ruby and brown.
Smell is heavy with burnt sugar, it also has fig and dark tangy fruit smells.
Taste is malty with a big burnt sugar taste and ends with sweet bitter hoppiness. It’s fruity undertones have been aged, so they are not as prominent.
Mouthfeel is excellent and smooth
Definetly another beer I would find fresh to appreciate more of what it has to offer, but this isn’ t bad at all.
Becker (14) - Bayern, GERMANY - DEC 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown, creamy top . Neat looking alt . Pleasant medium bitter nose with clean malty spectrum. Sherry, woody alcoholic nose . Medium bodied, well refined. Alcohol definitive is present. Maybe more than I would wish for. Solid kraft werk .
nearbeer (5217) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
33 cl, bottled 05 07. Barely translucent mahogany with a large head that settles in for the duration. Spicy molasses, raisins, and cocoa aroma. Big chocolate molasses front fades into a nicely balanced dance with some grassy-herb hops that finish the deal with a slightly bitter, floral, and dry-roasted flavor. Dangerously easy to drink. Medium-heavy bodied and smooth with a dry finish.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown-red with a half-finger white head. A good deal of roasted malt in the aroma, alongside a bunch of caramel and a little bit of chocolate. Some alcohol comes across, hot and leathery. Great, heavily-malted flavor rich with sticky toffee and a lightly-charred roastiness. The alcohol is lost among the bitter chocolate and espresso finish. Like a roasted doppelbock. Creamy mouthfeel.
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at SIB. Pours a hazy dark copper with a firm off-white head. Full body. Kind of like an IPA for malt. Molasses, roasty malt.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Had dark red brown color, nice
medium head. I could smell caramel and honey notes. So far so good. Then the taste--at first i thought the glass had soap residue or something, so i switched glasses. But the next time I realized in was almost like the flavor of rose petals. This flavor didn’t mesh with the other flavors in the beer, and overall really detracted from the taste. I was rather disappointed. The alcohol was present, and possibly made the rosy/soapy flavors stand out even more.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured deep murky brown with a moderate cap of beige head. The aroma picked up deeper, alcohol-laced caramels and chocolate notes with brown sugar and light molasses.. rather thick and malty with a bit of herbal and fruity hoppage in there.. warm nose. The flavor added some sweeter cookies to the chocolate and caramel at the core.. herbal bitterness was higher, and the alcohol was warm on the back-end.. quite tasty. Medium-plus bodied with a long bitter impression on the finish.. nice cookie and caramel sweetness back there, too.. well-balanced, but perhaps a bit too bitter on the back.
glennmastrange (2801) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma has a moderate cookie note, a light herb note, and a moderate earth note, with smells of toffee, brown sugar, dark dried fruit and alcohol to back them up. Head is thin, creamy white, has good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic and bitter, then the long finish is lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, creamy/syrupy and has a soft carbonation. It finishes lightly dry. The flavor had and unusual mix of sweet and bitter with a drying finish. Slightly warmed, this makes an excellent after dinner drink.