spikester (602) - 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 (1740) - 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 (830) - 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.