SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2008
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I was not a big fan of this brew. It poured a nice dark, dark ruby with tan head.....Aroma was very nice of nice dark roasted malts. Flavor was very nice up front, but what ruined it for me was the complete absence of bitterness.....like almost no bitterness.....if it had some, this would have been great for me......but it was like a tease.....left me hanging wanting more out of it......
KnutAlbert (6349) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smoke, some burned malt.
Light and easy drinking, watery beer - and very forgettable.
jestilo (3) - COLOMBIA - FEB 27, 2008 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good beer for a country with no beer tradition. I really liked it, athough it needs more taste and bitterness
tomciccateri (1027) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - FEB 21, 2008
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can dated 2 months prior for brewed-on date, with Chinese language sticker with consumer data. Bought in Kaohsiung, Taiwan grocery store. Light-bodied, brown color, well-carbonated, metalic character, slight roasted notes. Even, dark malt flavor balance. Late dry finish. Unlike label claims, not really "rich and smooth."
Fin (8132) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle picked this up at Waitrose, Witney 20-01-08 Pour’s very dark brown with some noticeable ruby glints. Very smooth tasting little bit nutty even and a pleasant soft mouthfeel, enjoyable.
imdownthepub (11145) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 330ml, pasteurised at Wagamama, Oxford. V Dark Brown with ruby hue, malty head. Smooth sweetish black lager, some deep roasted notes, but most covered by the sweet flavour. A little fruitiness, reasonable.
SudsMcDuff (6559) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lacing is Grade A ... smooth down the throat but a bit to cultured ... not the most flawless blackers but a good beginner .... " he’s mental for those snausages" ... drinkable but quite neutral...
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Available from Waitrose in the UK. Ok. Not so black. Smooth, one dimensional flavour, that prejects itself in a very narrow range. You see black and you naturally think deep, rich and complex, not this. Smooth and to the point.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose of roasted malts and cereal. Pours a black beer with a cream head. Body is thin. Taste is of roasted malts and not much else. Quite flat in fact. I thought it might be better.
BelgianBeerGal (3322) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Pours a clear, dark brown with a tan head. Creamy flavor with hints of unsweetened chocolate.