3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. clear dark burgundy colored body; bright with high saturation and a plum color at the edges; tall building large-bubbled toast colored head. mild toasted grains and dough in the nose with medium to light metallic notes. medium body with surprisingly sharp acid. toasted and burnt grain hull astringency mixed with watery texture and somewhat fizzy carbonation. pencil shavings and sour dough in the finish is unpleasant. mild nose but offensively sharp and astringent.
DuffMan (9998) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Clear dark copper, average tan head, scant lace. Aroma is weak, simple caramel. Flavour is caramel with hints of raisins. Average at best.
Aurelius (5200) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark syrup and cereal aroma. Cool label and cap. Dark cola brown, clear beer. Under-bittered, starchy, moderately sweet, molasses notes. Medium-heavy body, cereal finish. OK. Bottle, Cosentinos Downtown Market, KC.
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth, yet dark and flavorful. Dark lager describes it very well. It has the mild flavor of a lager with the boldness of a dark beer.
Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant surprise. Bottle pours caramel color with thick frothy off-white head with great lacing. Aroma sweet malts. Taste matches with sweet malts, caramel, toffee. Palate thick and carbonated, not syrupy. Finish slightly bitter hops but not overbearing and I’m not a big hops fan. Alcohol slightly evident.
This is a very sweet beer and won’t appeal to everybody, but I enjoyed it.
Strykzone (7115) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A big soapy tan head. Dark brown with lots of red and clear. Malty aroma. Flavor is faint chocolate chip cookies and dough. Expectations for this one were quite low and it was a pleasant surprise.
mabel (8717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[3406-20101002] 500mL bottle. Cereal and cooked pineapple aroma with bread crusts. Clear, dark red amber body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. Sweet roasted malt flavour has a lingering sweet plastic note. Medium body. Drinkable.
(c/o Radek, w/ him, jerc)
BeerandBlues2 (12754) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with an average, frothy tan head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, biscuit, toast, nutty), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, biscuit, toast, nutty), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle] Pours a solid black color with a foamy tan head. Aroma of sweet molasses, vanilla and some earth. The taste is of sweet dark malts, grains, roast, some grass and cocoa. Dry and dusty finish. Prickly carbonation. This beer is pretty good, but a tad light in body.
Radek Kliber (7274) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma roast, plum , raisin and sweet sticky malt , hint of dark rye.6+
Appearance nice garnet look with medium white top. Some lace shown. 4-.
Flavor and Palate : medium bodied. bready ,malty feel with hint of dark roast. Clear feel of roasted barley. Light hint of chocolate. Dark malts well presented and processed. Slight hop feel on top. Quiet nice.