rivertranced (25) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into tasting glass. Great example of the style. Very light sweetness/caramel in the aroma. Appearance is true to style: deep amber with some ruby highlights, quickly disappating foam stand. Good crispness and light roastiness in flavor. Would like to see a little more carbonation, but had a nice, light body. Overall, really enjoyable. Would benefit from just a touch more sweetness in the flavor.
pmorris (2) - Yucca Valley, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
I liked this beer... simple, unpretentious, flavorful. Nice color and aroma, goes down smoothly.
outlawskies (965) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Julie says it is okay. Julie says it is good for a black lager. Mild and smooth 3.3 so it was exprired
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slowrunner77 (5985) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"pretty much what i expected from this one. a session ale as advertised, nothing more, nothing less. there’s obvious quality to this brew, but it’s nothing to go out of your way for. a little dry, well balanced chocolate malt and hops."
apotekhin (79) - ISRAEL - SEP 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown coca cola appearance. Aroma of light roasted malt and burned bread with yeast and light fruitiness. Flavor of burned bread and some malt sweetness. Medium light body. Burned aftertaste. Not bad. Good value.
Roser (34) - Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance- fairly dark, semi clear, mahogany, cola brown. Thin mocha colored head that didn’t last long. Little to no lacing.
Smell- clean. Malt and spices. Dark and toasty. Light chocolate notes.
Taste- bready, caramel, cocoa.
Mouthfeel- smooth and creamy. Crisp. Light bodied.
Overall- very good/nice. An above average schwarzbier. Would recommend and have again.
zickbeer_ye (282) - Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty malt scents and some minor caramel slight earthy grass notes. Light off white head and dark brownish red body. Light hops some roasty biscuit and minor earthy coffee and vanilla flavors. Smooth on the palate.
JMCtime (14) - Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Decent dark beer for a reasonable price. Nothing too special about but good for when you don’t want to put down a lot more money on a specialty or microbrew.
trapped (837) - New York City, TURKEY - AUG 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drought. Reddish brown with small beige creamy head, light caramel aroma, roasted malt taste, thin body, low carbonation, medium finish with caramel aftertaste. Light but easy to drink.
maley1 (784) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with small off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, slight citrus and faint hops. Taste of roasted malts, faint chocolate, cocoa, faint hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, very drinkable, perfectly balanced, all around a very good beer.
maekchu (2205) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Full Sail in Hood River, as Full Sail Session Black Premium Dark Lager. Small sweetish roasty nose. Medium translucent brown (not so dark). Toasty malt, licorice, candy, chocolate, light caramel, and root beer. Thin-medium body. Maybe a bit too sweet, and too sessionable?