Shag (2723) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black with a tan head. Aroma contains some chocolate, licorice, and nutty elements. Flavor is somewhat dry with some dark chocolate and coffee. Good mouthfeel on this one. Overall viva rogue.
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep deep dark lager with a thick frothy dark brown head. In aroma, interesting mix of soy sauce, chocolate malt, caramel, quite nice. In mouth, a nice sweetish chocolate with peated notes, coffee grind, lightly smoked, quite nice. Bomber.
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUL 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at La Cerveteca, Barcelona. Pours black with brown head. Roasted malts, chocolate, bit hoppy and smokey.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deepest blackest beer I’ve had to date.
Pours thick like an imperial stout with a deep brown foam cap, dense and long lasting.
Smells nicely of complex rich malts, toffee and maybe pumpkin spice. Hops provide just enough earthiness and woodiness.
Very nice tasting with of course a complex malt base. Hints of chocolate and espresso.
Hops provide a nice earthy flavor but are not promident.
A very nice beer that’s smooth and full bodied.
A roasted dry bitter ending that lingers in the back of the mouth for a while.
I think this would be a good beer to cellar for a while to see how it would mellow out.
This is a rich and complex tasting beer good for one or two at a time to savor.
erickok (4459) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very black bodied and huge deep brown head, impressive looks. Smokey, roasted, dry, rye, oat, moderate hops. Drinkable, great body. But overdone malt bill for a Swartz but then again it’s an American dark lager. Could have been a bit simpler for a biter effect zit interesting mix of the low fermentation and American dark ale interpretation. (65cl bottle shared with Darren, from Saveur Bière)
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark pour with brown head. Smells of roasted malts, slight hops, yeast and slight sourness. Chocolate on the front with a slight sour finish.
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atlrizzob (223) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with thin light brown head. Aroma is cocoa and citrus. Nice flavor of hops, cocoa, roasts and a little sudsy coffee finish. Medium bodied, very delicious.
Beerandhockey8 (289) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 22oz bottle to lager glass. Pour is a jet black color with a thick tan head. Nose is roasted malt, smoke, resin, light hop. Taste is medium bodied with a sweeter front and bitter finish. Finishes kind of dry on the back end. Good beer, but I think the finish kind of robs it of a more full bodied complexity. However very enjoyable
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Thistle News. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, tar, cocoa, coffee and soy sauce. The taste is bitter, roasty, coffee, pepper, toast, mild acidity, tar and light soy sauce with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not bad, I’m just not a big fan of the soy sauce character kicking about.
Beerdedone (3058) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a short brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavor of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, a bit of caramel and had some notes of smoke with a dry and bitter finish.