BillKismet (3295) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Full amber body with thick beige head, a good-looking brew. Appealing roasted amber malt nose. Medium caramel malt sweetness and a solid, medium-bodied amber malt base. Light roastiness amid the caramel roast licks. A superior version of the American Dark Lager style and a step-brother to the German Schwarz.
djcoke1 (9) - Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2009 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toffee goodness on the nose. Watered down coffee taste thats easy drinking. not much to say about this beer but it is something i would keep on hand.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into a Jerome Kersey Dairy Queen glass, because that’s what was available at my buddy’s place. Dark brown pour, red highlights, tan head. Aroma is hefty on the malt, toffee and some light cocoa. Flavor is mostly roast with a bit of cocoa, a slight earthy hop bite and some caramel/toffee malts. Not a bad beer, very sessionable.
joet (2056) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
light medium bodied, some hop bite. some saaz hops? or dusty cascades? not too much hop in the aroma. the malts are soft toffees, pleasant and easy drinking. a quality session beer.
spikester (603) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear brown with a lively but modest off white head. Small amount of lacing. Aroma is dark malts and slight amount of floral hops. Taste is roasted malts, a hint of cocoa, and a decent amount of bitter hops for a lager. A nice change from the standard Session beer from Full Sail. As far as a session beer it meets the criteria but I prefer the standard version for multiple beers. A nice example of a dark lager just not my favorite lager style. If you enjoy dark lagers I suggest you try this beer.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish brown - definitely not black. Dark? Sure. But, not black. Mildly sweet roasted malt aroma is pleasant. Taste is a smooth mix of roasted caramel malts and a high carb finish bringing out some very light bitterness and definitely a slight bit of fruity sweetness. Clean. Medium bodied. Minimal hop presence, but I’m not sure I’d want any more that what is here. I’ll grab this any time for a low ABV, roasty beer.
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a fairly clear, midnight red. Not much of a head on top of this beer except a swirl of white at the top.
Aroma: Smells of bread, bread crust, and some sweetness.
Taste: Roasty, ever so slightly bitter maltiness. Finishes with a quick semi-sweet punch of cocoa and more roast in the finish, lingering on the back of my tongue and throat.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, a little coating.
Overall: This beer is full flavored, full bodied beer, with lost of nice roasty characteristics. It’s deceptively rich.
raphael (841) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
roast malt, a little root beer, dark brown clear with tiniest head,. odd in the mouth.. a little more sweet than dark--malt syrup, brown sugar,light hop edge-- so not quite ‘session.
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from Bottle into Pint glass.
Pours a clear deep brown with a slightly tan fizzy head that quickly dissolves into a thin ring around the glass. Aroma is a nice balance of caramel and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet upfront with chocolate-like flavors. Its light bodied with a good amount of carbonation. This is a very drinkable dark lager with really no bitterness to speak of. Something to mix it up for those Mexican dark lager drinkers.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On bottle. Pours a dark brown, somewhat cola like hue. Aroma of malts and slight coffee bitterness. Taste was minorly bitter.