Drjohnrock (428) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from 11 ounce (cheap Full Sail bastards!) bottle at Supersuckers concert at Southgate House Revival on December 1, 2012. Small slightly off white head, cola color, light malty aroma, initial mouthfeel of carbonation followed by a light sweeetness. Definitely not enough flavor to be sessionable or a proper schwarzbier, and it’s not a particularly impressive dark lager in general. This is the second beer I’ve had with the word session in its name (Saranac Session IPA is the other) that’s anything but a session brew. As they say, caveat emptor.
BierMeHoos (71) - Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aromas of a traditional lager but pours a nice shade of dark. The taste is great. Sparkly but subdued hops hit up front and then a wash of cocoa, with a delicate coffee taste. The flavor is immense and the body is nice and light. Very awesome and easy drinking.
steve1966 (105) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice pour limited head.smooth but nice taste of burnt roast hops. Nothing great but a nice reasonably priced dark beer. Not a bad choice
Lizardking3 (57) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Always good for the price. This is a much more serious beer than its "Red" brother. Very Drinkable
Patrickctenchi (3476) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear, deep brown-ruby with a frothy, off-white head.
Aroma of cola, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate..
Taste is powdery chocolate/cocoa...caramel malt.
Not bad , but a little on the sweet side.
moderrnlifeiswar (51) - Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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Lothore (547) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Pours a ruddy brown hue with a small, fizzy, off white head that leaves no lacing.
S- roasty, coffee, malt powder, milk chocolate.
T- Lightly roasty, toffee, burnt toast, light hop bitterness, finished off by a prolonged roasted malt flavor.
M- Medium/thin with medium carbonation.
D- Easy drinker, not the most complex beer but very drinkable and enjoyable.
Paincane (135) - Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body w/ tan head. Roasted malt and coffee aromas. Smoky, earthy and nutty malt forward flavors with dry hop finish. Balanced.
Weezel (174) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of a traditional lager but pours a nice shade of dark. The taste is great. Sparkly but subdued hops hit up front and then a wash of cocoa, with a delicate coffee taste. The flavor is immense and the body is nice and light. Very awesome and easy drinking.
BOSSbrewer (1498) - Arkansas, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ha with the bjcp tasting group. Pours ruby brown with minimal head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit with some caramel. Slightly tart. Slightly roasty. Very nice beer.
MrBeerFanatic (841) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark clear amber color flat head. Aromas light caramel, light smoke, light bread. Flavors lightly roasty, light caramel and slight bread. Lightly sweet, medium bodied and has a slight astringent aftertaste.