obguthr (5304) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Faint charcoal nose. Mahogany, thick tan head, good retention. Charcoal and walnut flavor. Very subtle hints of dark chocolate.
JDBaker11058 (1763) - Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: near black with a thick, rocky tan head and generous lacing. Aroma: rich and roasty-dark, with chocolate, espresso, leather, pipe smoke, and a hint of licorice. Taste: bittersweet and dry dark chocolate, with coffee, caramel, a hint of fire-smoke, slightly herbal, resinous hops. Finish: surprisingly clean and dry, with a slightly chewy lingering roast character. Notes: Dunkler Bock? Schwarzbier? Who cares. This is astoundingly good. Huge aromas and flavors, and yet the palate, while rich, keeps things light enough to make this surprisingly refreshing. What a treat.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, coffee, licorice, and raisin aroma and flavor. Medium bodied with a smooth lasting finish. I enjoy this beer every year!
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
almost black but clear, not bad on the head and lacing.
Aroma and flavor definitely do have notes of chocolate and coffee, especially chocolate. There are some toasty notes, and a little bit of dark fruits.
Body is pretty full for a lager, creamy and pretty smooth.
Interesting beer, certainly worth a try.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap, dark reddish brown pour with thin white head, aroma brought dark roast, dark fruits, hints of toffee, slight biscuit in there as well with a touch of yeast, hints of cocoa in there, nice spicy notes as well. Taste is a mix of dark fruits, some roasted malts into a bit of coffee, cocoa, slight earth, spice, finishing with some more fruity notes, pretty sweet and dry.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown finger light tan head.
Smell coco and coffee roast.
Taste milk chocolate and a hint of lager yeast, good roasted malt.
Light bodied and easy drinking, no hint of booze.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a dark brown color with a thin fizzy tan head that fades almost instantly. Aroma of toffee, nuts, mild raisin and chocolate. The taste is chocolate, toffee, mild nuts. Thin-medium bodied, high carbonation. Solid beer .
Beerandhockey8 (324) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle to shaker. Pour is dark and thick, dark copper color with a thick khaki color. Nose is strong malt, oat, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel. Taste is medium bodied, both bitter and sweet. Finishes very oily and smooth.
iguanodon (127) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear reddish brown with a tiny bit of brown head. Aroma is caramel, earth, smoke. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, tobacco, a hint of alcohol. Mouth feel is a bit thin given the big taste. Not my favorite style but I wouldn’t turn down another one.
Aurelius (4937) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, roasty aroma - nutty-sweet undertones. Pitchy pour, ivory head. Roasty, coffee, mildly sweet, parched soy, medium acidity. Roast finish, low bittering otherwise. On tap, Hay Merchant, Houston.