Aurelius (3444) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
OK label; transparent, deep ruby black. Rich cocoa-roast aroma with coffee and cream tones. Wow, thatís good. Acidic, but tempered. Coffee up front, sugary notes, nuts, cocoa. Medium body, medium roast finish, frothy mouthfeel. Recommended. Part of the Brewerís Lunchbox mixpack. ABC Liquors, Bull Run.
Europa326 (8) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 18, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I got two bottles of this wonderful black lager when I purchased the Fort Collinís lunchbox. Undoubtedly in a mix of beers that were complex, tasty, and very different: Kidd stole the show. When all was said and done I was happy to cross a few new beers off my list, but sad because I wasnít sure where to track down anymore of this wonderful beer. Iím a stout lover, so the Chocolate Stout that also came in the sampler was the one I expected to enjoy the most. Kidd, as it would happen was the first one I tried and I was stunned. Pours midnight black with a nice brown head that stood surprisingly tall and long. Aroma is malty and chocolaty, with notes of coffee and smoke. The taste is complex with an excellent mouth-feel. Starts off sweet and tasty, creamy and only slightly viscous, then finishes like a beer should with a nice bitter kick in the pants. Wonderful beer, really nails the best of both worlds in a lager/stout hybrid.
Krej (42) - - FEB 28, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bought in 12oz bottle. It pours pretty dark but not completely opaque. Very little head. The aroma is a little weird and kind of smells like burnt chocolate malt. It pours dark black and you canít see through it until it gets low and you arenít looking through much of it. It tastes like a stout made lager style which is kind of weird. After tasting it a bit it also tastes a little like coke or pepsi. Overall this is an interesting beer that would probably be pretty good if you really liked stouts or lagers and wanted something crazy.
malkyore (53) - - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small head that hangs around. This beer is DARK, extremely dark! It lets almost no light through. Sweet malty lager nose, like tropical fruits and chocolate. Tastes like a really good stout made lager style. Chocolate and coffee notes, a nice bitter kick at the end. It drinks like a lager, almost like a cola. Itís extremely light bodied and very thirst quenching but if you donít like stouts steer clear.
ajnepple (473) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Parks dark brown and clear with a light tan head and nice lacing. Roasted malt aroma, chocolate, light smoke. Almost medium body with a slick and semi-creamy feel. Flavor is mostly malts, roasted, chocolate and smoked. Kind of stout-like. Iím not sure Iíve ever had another schwarzbier before, but I like this one!
UncleKorm (254) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle poured a deep brown almost black hue w/ some translucence thin tan head quickly dissipated with light lacing. Mild aroma of roasted malt. Initial flavor is light sweet with a smokey sweet finish w/ the sensation the bitterness in the finish comes from a heavy roast vs hops. Taste of smoke, almost burnt, light dark chocolate, and caramel. Light to medium bodied, watery texture, and soft carbonation.
boozedude (1004) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle into glass, black poour with off white head, aroma is odd, licorish and coffee, tast is pretty good, has a curve in it, pretty alright IMO, would drink ahaion
Majin (189) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a very deep brown with tan head. Aroma has chocolate, a roasted smokiness, and some mild licorice impressions. Taste is heavy with an earthy, smoky flavor with chocolate undertones. The problem here is that this flavor is very short. Instead, you are left with a tasteless, watery mouthful. Mild chocolate aftertaste doesn’t last long at all. Lots of carbonation in this one that is very bubbly and fizzy. Medium bodied. I usually like offerings of this style. I feel that this could have been really good, but instead I am left with something mediocre.
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DrSilverworm (2716) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, 6 and tax at Bakersfield. Dark Brown color, light tan / light brown thin head, some lace. Thin, lighter smooth carbonation. More dry texture, medium to light body. Good chocolate malt, light bit of earthy herbal malts. Sweeter taste, light bitter.
umich03jm (910) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a near pitch black color with minimal head. Big chocolaty aroma along with cream, roasted malt, and a touch of smoke. Taste is very chocolaty and creamy. Mildly sweet. Long smooth finish. Thin mouthfeel. Very enjoyable black lager.