hershiser2 (1173) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
$2.70 pint can, Wine Warehouse, CHO. Pours dark brown, small off-white head. Smells of roasted malts, copper, and coffee. Taste is roasted nuts, hops, and copper.
maddmatt639 (128) - Belmont, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Little retention and decent lacing. Smells like a lager. Smells of grass and slight malt. Tastes like dark corn and dark malt. Nice aftertaste on the palate.
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UDBeernut (1402) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
tallboy can to a glass pours dark mahogany with ruby edges, thick lacing coat left in its wake. wet grains mixed with grass leads to a quick flash of chocolate on the finish, bitterness lingers after the sip. body is solid but gets mealy and chewy.
DCLawyer (1292) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poinder->Willi. Medium amber-brown with huge frothy lite tan head. A: malt, toffee, nuts. T: roasted malt, watery coffee grounds, wet grass, metallic tones. Odd, but ok.
Ernest (6010) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain, cereal, nuts, husks), with light notes of metal, gum, DMS.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic.
Rough nose with poor malt character, veggies, and metal. Kinda dirty and metallic in the mouth as well. Drain pour.
Zymurgeist2 (823) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From can to pint glass. Aroma of moderate cereal grain and slight chocolate. Pours a clear chestnut brown with khaki head that lingers. More prominent around the ring. Taste is toast and slightly burnt crust, with a harsh astringency on the second half. Slight spice as well.
Brouwerij (838) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours a clear very dark copper with fine white head, settles quickly with thin lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel and vegetal, nutty. Flavor is malty, strong lager yeast, tastes skunky, vegetal, raw, strong off flavors and chemical taste. Moderate carbonation, light body, and watery texture. An unpleasant beer.
freekyp (1459) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
In a nutshell...underwhelming. Sort of like a schwarzbier but lacking some of the roast. Light bodied with a light burnt aroma in the malt, El
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drowland (5888) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
9/7/13. 16oz can from Five Points. First drank this from a glass at a faculty social and now sipping straight from the can. Actually, 3fourths sent me this beer. He told me it was his favorite dark lager, a prime example of the Tmavy style. Regardless, it was brownish, not much head - what was there was khaki-ish, I suppose. Plain aroma, malty, some caramel, bread, mild chocolate if you search for it, and plenty of metal. Big meh on the flavor - mild maltiness, caramel, bread, chocolate, et. al, but with plenty of corn, rubber, and metal. Not good.
3fourths (7764) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Can. Dark cola brown body with a tall-building tan head. Malt-forward nose of toasted cereals, cocoa / chocolate with mild touches of noble hops (spice, citrus and flower petals). Medium body, medium-low sweetness, medium bitterness, high acid. VERY dirty fermentation with a lot of solvent and perhaps isovaleric acid (rubber, butter, metal flakes, gravel, etc.). There’s a burnt tire / warm engine compartment smell that I pick up after my first sip, which apparently wasn’t there before I took a drink and re-calibrated my palate. I have to say the nose showed some promise, it was straightforward, malty, had some decent dark fruit esters to play with the chocolate and toasted grains... but god this is a DIRTY beer: acidic, metallic and sour. Unfit for consumption.