Stew41 (1888) - Phuket, THAILAND - DEC 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good stab at a coffee beer but not great. Very intense and clean nose of milk chocolate and coffee, and hints if roast. Palate is lean by comparison, perhaps the lager base being a bit restrictive, although the chocolate and coffee does hang around, albeit in a mild fashion.
Muggus69 (1867) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
640mL bottle, Archive Bar, Brisbane
Black body, not a great deal of clarity, tan head, reminisant of an espresso.
Good intensity of aroma with sweet toffee malts, roast coffee and burnt nutty malt.
Medium-to-lean body, carbonation reasonably high, drying texture.
Plenty of rich earthy coffee influence apparent on the body, but there’s still some underlying cola, nutty Schwarzbier character underneath which is something that I feel brings the beer together and makes it more complex and interesting. Dry bitter finish, without being overly astringent.
Enjoyed this one; well made, good base beer with good coffee flavour.
Lunkie (1726) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Herbal spice bitter coffee aroma. Dark brown colour poor head and lacing . Malt stale coffee bitter flavour. Flat palate.
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Sevenlee (1711) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is malt with plenty of coffee with light toastiness. Taste is light sweet toasty and coffee with a light to medium bitterness. Nice.
KeefOz (1406) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Archive Beer Boutique, Brisbane. Poured an opaque black colour with a light brown foamy head that laced OK. Medium carbonation. Aroma and tase dominated by roasted coffee plus a trace of roasted grain. Moderately smooth finish, again dominated by roasted coffee flavour. Medium to full body.
fletchfighters (1365) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A-- Poured black, with just touches of ruby on the bottom and on the sides. One finger of mocha colored head. Good carbonation and head retention. Good lacing on the sides of the glass.
S-- Lots of roasted coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Get a touch of lemon bitterness.
T-- Pretty straight forward. Coffee and a good deal of it. Some chocolate sweetness and a little bit of lemon from the hops.
M-- Higher than medium carbonation and a very dry finish. Coffee and chocolate feel stick around a while. Feels more like a stout more than a lager. Very robust feel to this.
StevieT (1359) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 I love it, I like my beers like I like my coffee; black and strong and this fits the bill. Pours thick and black with a tan head, very smooth with rich coffee and chocolate flavours.
Maris (1309) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 650ml bottle on 28/12/2010. Pours a dark mahogany. Has a strong aroma of coffee with some chocolate and raisins. The flavours are dark roast coffee, burnt malt, toast, dark chocolate and a bit of caramel. This one has a very nice sweet bitter balance, and the carbonation is spot on. A very nice, quite meaty dark drop.
floydian1 (1299) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 650ml bottle (nicely designed). Pour is near opaque dark red-black with a medium-sized beige head of good duration. The nose is dominated by the roasted coffee beans with a slight background nuttiness. Nice smooth palate with those coffee flavours prominent and a nice bitter dry finish. It has a leaner body than a coffee-infused stout so I think the term "black coffee lager" (or schwarzbier) is accurate.
Pyobon (1251) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Fantastic looking beer - Clear very dark, essentially black, with deep ruby red hints, and a dark thick head. Great aroma - black coffee, tobacco and hints of vanilla. Light body with gentle prickly carbonation. Great taste, but nothing like a lager. The taste is dominated by dark roast flavours which are present from the foretaste but steadily grow until they give a rich dark roast coffee bitter finish. There’s smoky notes throughout, and some gentle tangy fruitiness at the start. Overall a very unusual beer and one that works very well.