I made this a while back and was also expecting a little more hop flavor and aroma to come through, and it was roasty but the Diebels Alt I've had in Germany wasn't too far off. What surprised me is that I first started drinking it about 5 weeks after putting it the bottles and it was decent. But I put a couple of bottles away and forgot about them for nearly a year. I "re-found" the bottles I stashed, threw them in the fridge and lo-and-behold, it was a damn fine beer! I was surprised and impressed. I fermented a bit on the warm side, but if you are patient enough to wait a few months, I would recommend doing that with a portion of the batch. Cheers!
Reviewed by: Old Site Reviewer from United States.