Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Well it was a session beer. Smells of some earth and grassy and some malt and that lager smell. Pours a watery black with some head. Too watery and carbonation was a bit off. Flavor was mild sweetness with light roast tones. It was quite quaffable and drinkable. I like it just hated the body
blutt59 (6052) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
stubby, medium brown with ddecent foam, aroma of pecan and caramel, flavors are muted caramel, molasses, malty, nice quaffer
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
How come my beer does not look like the one in the glass in the picture. Dark brown with NO head. Aroma was mildly roasty & slight smokiness. Taste was the same as the aroma & was a very easy drinking beer.
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picked up in Pike’s Place Market. Found a 12-pack of this. Nice dark brown color, with a thin head. Very good looking schwarzbier. Roasted malt aroma. Roast is the most noticeable aspect of the aroma. Can’t really get by the roast on this one. Roasted flavor as well. Almost some toffee sweetness coming through as well. This beer is decent, but wasn’t what I expected. Somewhat smooth. A decent brew, but nothing I would plan on buying on a regular basis.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really liked the regular session lager, but this has improved upon that recipe ten fold. Strong roastiness coming through in the nose, with just a touch of floral hoppiness. Smooth with well balanced carbonation. Very easy to drink.
Reid (1973) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown coloured beer, small tan head, that dissapears fast yet leaves good lace behind.
Roasty,toast like aromas..some toffeeish aspects.
Flavour is the same as the nose toasty maltiness, some slight hints of coffee and a touch of hop.
Nice mouthfeel to this, silky with an abrubt dry finish.
Good drinkable cheap beer what more can one ask for.
Hope this sticks around as it would be ideal for Super Bowl and the likes.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Roasty and toasty caramel nose. Reddish brown in color with a nice head and lots of carbonation. Nice melding of caramel and chocolate, slight corn and slight hops. Refreshing and quaffable. I like it!
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Holy moly its a dark beer for hipsters. Wasn’t impressed. More flavor than the original definetly a little roasted barley carmel flavor going on, but then blah. I don’t get it just not a good brew.
BeerFanDan17 (1022) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A big fan of the stubbies! Like the lager, this black lager brings out the dark sweet malts its brewed with. Great blend of malt and sweetness and a touch of hops. Definitely a treat. Sampled at the Hood River brewery in July 2009.
ilovedarkbeer (2369) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Cavie. taste is ground coffee, chocolate, and smoke. My notes are shitty from this whole night... I was just out of it.