fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub
Dark brown color, with small head and no retention, like all other beers here. Very light aroma of roasted malt an pond water. Dry mouthfeel; roasted malt flavor, with a hint of coffee and correct bitterness.
Simple but not bad.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
As Aloha Dark. A reddish brown lager with almost no head. In aroma, nice roasted malt with nutty notes, grassy, smooth. In mouth, a nice smooth herbal malt with nice chocolate, roasted, decent. On tap at brewpub, Nov. 30, 2012.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown color with tan sheen. Nutty chocolate, medium roast malt aromas. Light to medium body with average co2. Nutty, medium roast, chocolate, lightly astringent flavors--decent
Pawola22 (3101) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the brewpub (Sam Choy’s). Pours a cloudy, deeper mahogany colored body with some reddish tints around the edges. Finger-width, foamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderately sticky lacing. Aroma is some lighter, sourish, dark fruit roasts and thin caramels with a touch of sweetness. Flavor is a bit better, but still has a sourness that doesn’t fit. Light roasts, char, sour fruit, and a thin malt sweetness. Finishes pretty dry with a hint of earthy hops and a somewhat charred roast that gives this a light bitterness. Medium length aftertaste following a light body and fairly fizzy carbonation. Overall, a pretty sub-par beer. I guess the flavor is decent with a distinct roast, but it’s thin, fizzy, and has an off-putting sourness. Eh…
decaturstevo (4080) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour with creamy tan head and lace. Roasted malt and light coffee aroma. Roasted malt, light coffee, medium bitter. Medium bodied but a tad fizzy. decent drinker.
Daytonbeer (389) - Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alittle light in color for a black lager. Mild aroma. The surprise is in the taste. Malty with a burnt coffee flavor. Nice flavor. Good carbonation.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a nice concoction a fantastic island lager for those windy, stormy nights, though it works just as well on a hot sunny day when you need refreshment, but still more flavor than the the run of the mill lagers. Dark roast tinged appearance with a lush, dark tan, cream head. Easy roast aroma with pricks of diacetyl. Smooth, creamy body and light roastiness that is absent any bitterness. Perhaps a debittered carafa?? As smooth as you could hope a dark lager to be.