TimE (5095) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
light body, coffee milk chocolate, little bitterness. Easy drinking black lager
westcoasterSD (10) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Stone 14th Anniversary Celebration. Black Pearl Lager? Was more like a porter to me. Poured opaque black with a near beige head. Roasted malt/toffee but with a medium profile that let some coffee notes come through. A decent beer, would have again.
robforbes (2189) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black with a thin khaki head, and good lacing.
smell is cocoa, and roasted malt.
taste is of cocoa, malt, hops, and a little smoke, ends a bit dry and somewhat bitter.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at pub. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is chocolate malts. Mouthful is a nice cholate crisp smooth drinker. Easy drinking and easy finish.
bhensonb (14177) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Black pour. Slight ring of light bubbles. Smokey aroma. Medium body. Smokey chocolate flavor. Lots of smooth toasted malt. Bitter is both grassy and burnt malt. Very good beer.
Oscbert (1253) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
~Pours black with creamy brown head. Nice lacing.
~Somkey coffee and smoked malt aroma
~Smokey coffee flavor. Alot of bitterness.
~Dry bitter smokey finish.
~I liked this one at first. Then after drinking a bit more it became too dry and too bitter and smokey. It said that its a lager. Seems more like a porter to me. Not a very good porter though.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On-tap at the brewery. They had it spelled Black Perle. Pours black with a creamy tan head, sheet lace, nice retention. Smells malty dry, clightly sour, not much sweetness, maybe some bitter sweet chocolate. Tastes roasty malty, only very slight sweetness and again with the sour maltiness. Medium body, good carbonation. Good beer, but a Schwarzbier? Not sure about that style.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours opaque with a beige head that left some lacing. Nose anf flavor consisted of toasted malt, light hops, and some coffee.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Linkery. Black with a creamy light brown head. Milk chocolate and slightly roasty aroma and taste. Decent.