KyotoLefty (9640) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 5 liter can. Winey aroma of dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, sherry. Big caramel, dark malt flavor, which chocolate and a dry, roasty finish. Very well balanced and tasty dunkel.
madquacker (1124) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful pour of light black with matching frothy head. Quite mild with some raisens and charcoal. Nicely balanced.
Strykzone (6941) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a deep red mahogany color with a nice thick tan head that has good retention. Caramel and a bit of nut in the nose. The flavor offers caramel, wood bitterness, dark fruit, bitterness. Some earth and faint hops. Flavor is not big.
jcwattsrugger (12295) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9oz bottle-pours a rich tan head with brownish/copper color. Aroma is rich sweet medium malt-caramel/molasses, medium/dark fruit-cherry/plum/dates, hint of earthy hops. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel/molasses, medium/dark fruit, hint of earthy/spice (Hallertau?) hops. Mild carbonation, some tingling on the front of the tongue. Thanks Jwc215 for sharing this.
Cobra (1100) - - NOV 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half liter brown bottle. Best by 4/7/09 on back label. Poured out a clear medium brown color, with a thin tan head. Left a decent lacing down the sides of the glass. Aromas are of roasted hazelnuts, dark roast malt, pumpernickel bread. Flavors are of pumpernickel bread, roasted malts, earthy hops. Thin mouthfeel and body.
Roasted peanut aftertaste. OK beer overall, but nothing to write home about.
Tmoney99 (13898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from World of Beer.
Pored clear brown color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing.
Moderate dark nalty aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture.
Medium bittersweet flavor with a mediumbittersweet finish of moderate duration
tlind2 (1630) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Deep reddish-brown color, low off-white head. Dark malty aroma. Smooth dark malt flavor with syrupy notes and an herbal undertone. Medium body, medium carbonation. Tasty dunkel.
Ibrew2or3 (8358) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours crystal clear gold with off white head. The aroma is grainy, sweet malts, barely, floral hops and faint hints of fruity esters. The taste is much the same with grainy malts creating a near wheated malt sensation. A tasty floral, spice and earthy hoppiness cuts the maltiness by the midway point as the tingling carbonation peaks in intensity. A twang of acidity hits near the finish. Well balanced brew. Both yummy and refreshing.
BeerandBlues2 (12474) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with an average, frothy, light brown head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, straw, nutty), light hops, heavy yeast (earth, leaves) with notes of dates and cola. Light bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a chalky finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness.
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had it from a mini-keg. Nice and roasty. Not too bitter, malty with a little bit of brown sugar. I’d definitely drink this again.