kramer (5348) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body under a small fizzy light brown head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is pretty nice, roasty and slightly sweet with licorice and coffee. The flavor is just lightly sweet with some burnt caramel, licorice, coffee, and a light bitterness on the finish. Light to medium bodied with a light cling and soft gentle carbonation. Pretty nice beer, I enjoyed this one.
EithCubes (5206) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Lindros rating for the brew, been getting a lot of them lately. Bottle, mine says 6.1% abv, and the spelling annoys annoys annoys annoys me! Nose is heavy dark roast with strong coffee and faint caramel, a little scorch and faint prickle of hops. Pours Coke-colored with a fizzy Coke head (tan). Watery body with gentle roast, very slight acrid acidity and low bitterness to match the light-medium sweetness (certainly not cloying, thank goodness). A touch of alcohol showing the mouthfeel and weight, but no heat or fumes, and to the inky mouthfeel they’ve added an oat-like silkiness, very nice. Malt comes out for me with a bit more volume and way surpasses the coffee, could have used some fruity notes in the bg for bonus points and differentiation from porter, but there’s really nothing to complain about. Good inauspicious lager character and better than a lot of this style I had in-country. Very very drinkable, well done!
Beerman6686 (5165) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This one poured a medium brown with a beige head. Aroma was light roast, caramel, and burnt sugar. Flavor was waaaay more roasted that expected, Like eating straight black patent. Bleh.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color thin head. Nice hints of caramel and a great blend of lager flavors. Loved this beer it was super tasty.
jgb9348 (5012) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich deep dark brown body with a lighter brown and deeper than cola coloured tint - all with a thin, half a centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, grass and a lot of deep bitterness from the malt. Light-bodied; Strong roasty flavours with the nuts and caramel coming out the strongest, then showing a light grassy and dry flavour. Aftertaste shows some deep bitterness, but mostly a dry herbal note and very light smoked flavour. Overall, a nice and strong bitter flavour from the malt and little else, especially in terms of complexity. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Giant Food in Arlington, Virginia on 12-March-2013 for US$1.67 sampled at home in Washington on 30-March-2014, just over a year later.
solidfunk (4980) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with good head and lacing. Light roast, watery palate consistent with style. Light sweet finish with some caramel. Thanks to the flatmate for this one. Bottle.
markwise (4646) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at GABF 2012. Pours a hazy brown with a white head. Nose is roasted malts, earth, charcoal, and some unsweet chocolate. Flavor follows: unsweet chocolate, roast, earth, and charcoal. Light in body and a nice schwartz overall.
drfabulous (4628) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to ygtbsm94. Very dark. Light roast. Creamy in taste overall. Very drinkable.
kraddel (4498) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown, minimal white head. Sme is coffee sweetness without the bitterness. Taste is bit bitter, aromatic coffee, vanilla aspects. Much caramel. Rather sweet. Thin mouthfeel. Good carbo
obguthr (4428) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mushroomy barley, bread, and charcoal nose, like the inside of a pizza oven. Cola brown, thin yellow head. Light body. Charcoal flavor, but not dry, as there is a subtle touch of sweet malt to awaken the taste buds. Finishes dry. Very easy to drink and true to style.