Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rogue SF. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, some burnt notes, caramel and coffee. Flavor is sweet and roasted with some coffee, malt, fruitiness and yeast. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (11755) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rogue, San Francisco. An almost black one, with a small light beige head. The aroma is roasted, with toffee and coffee. Decent bitterness in the flavor, along with the roasted malts, coffee and toffee found jun the aroma, as well as dark chocolate. Medium body, dry, and with a nice carbonation level. Bitter finish. A rally pleasant lager. 130805
Boekanier (37) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Exceptional beer. Beautiful appearance: pitch black with a beautiful light brown head. A smooth roastiness in the aroma, complex for such a light beer. The hops create a gentle bitterness which lingers for quite a while. Unfortunately itís nearly impossible to attain beers like this one nearby (got this one from someone who visited Oregon), beautiful beer!
Pdubyah (183) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours like it should be treacle, the thick brown head soon fades away, and what youíre left with is nothing at all like a Lager is expected to be. Itís light but full bodies and finishes dry. The cocoa/coffee makes this a nice drinkable beer, but I found an underlying sour note that didnít upset me, I just noticed it was there. This is a bit good, and Iíll be buying more.
AndyW68 (706) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown near black with tan head. Aroma is chalky chocolate and coffee. Taste is like eating an unsweet dark chocolate bar. Nice black ipa.
bpreo (1315) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lotís of delicious roasty flavors and malt. Very clean and crisp and lightly refreshing. Exceptional beer. A must try.
Zymurgeist2 (739) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brewerís on the Bay. Pours black with a brown head and nice lacing. Muted smoke and solid roast aroma. Flavor is crisp, with the roast working nicely here.
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Pours opaque black with a huge brown head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, roast, vanilla and malt, flavor is bitter, roasted with chocolate, coffee, chimney, low sweetness, medium bodied, tasty
Sevenlee (1060) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a dark brown head. Aroma is malt, roasty, chocolate, caramel and some hops. Taste is sweet leading to a sweet roasty finish. Very good.
kerenmk (1568) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Black with tan head. Ash, ink, roast and a little smoke aroma, malty, bitter roasty and a little burnt taste. Full-bodied, smooth, roasty finish.