anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with weak hints of licorice. Roasted malty caramel and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.
Travlr (13407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark clear brown color, beige head. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel. taste is roasty cocoa and caramel, not much bitterness.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Cavie) Pours a deep amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, grain, caramel, and cocoa. Flavor of grain, nuts, honey, chocolate, and caramel malt.
argo0 (11642) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
11oz bottle. Small beige head that mostly dissipates, atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, molasses/caramel, some anise, nut, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, chococaramel, some orange/earthy, light nut, roast. Thin light-medium body, undercarbonated.
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a very dark brown color with a thin layer of off-white head, but minimal retention.
S: Roasted malts and coffee are immediately noticeable. While the more roasted qualities are dominant, there is a really nice dark chocolate note to it as well. It lacks the sharp acidity of a lot of schwarzbiers, which I find nice.
T: Much more chocolately that I was anticipating. Dark and slightly bitter chocolate with plenty of roasted malts and just a touch of coffee. Definitely some earthy hop notes are present as well.
M: Medium in body with a surprisingly creamy feel on the tongue.
O: I thought the regular Session Lager was pretty decent, but this really blows it out of the water. Solid beer.
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Liquid Solutions. Pours a rather darkish ruby with a slim beige head. Aromas of dark malt and chocolate. Medium body with firm carbonation. There’s some light fruit beneath the dark malt and chocolate. Rather refreshing. Good drink. Finishes towards bitter.
jcwattsrugger (11223) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a tan head and dark brown with red color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/ashy/bakers chocolate, earthy hops. Taste is dark malt-roasty/ashy/bakers chocolate/licorice root, biting earthy hops. A bit more than a session beer.
Tmoney99 (11084) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear black color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate toasted bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Good brew.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: January 03, 2010
Source: Tasting, Cellar Ticker
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, wispy beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and roasted aroma
Flavor: sweet roasted malt flavor, caramel sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Lubiere (10455) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark reddish copper lager with a thin moka head. In aroma, nutty herbal chocolate,and mashed grains, rye bread. In mouth, a smooth nutty brown chocolate, coffee, a bit herbal and smooth. Bottle at ROC Empire Brewfest, Feb. 19 2011.