commonshawn (738) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at bulldog ne. Nearly black with frothy white head. Malty toffee nose. Coffee, toffee, high malt. Creamy and thick. Small hop bite and bitterness. High alcohol taste. Full beer.
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF 2015. Ib the tasting glass this was black with a tan head. Nose of roasted malts with chocolate and coffee. Touch of citrus. Medium body. Flavor has the chocolate and coffee but some smoke as well Finishes bitter but not too bitter. Very good
JohnGalt1 (1074) - , Idaho, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours deep dark walnut brown.... when held to a light the stem end of my glass glows a deep ruby.... Dark tan head sticks around for a bit leaving nice drapes of crusty lacing.
The nose is roasty.... a bit coffee like... some dark toast is rounded out by hints of malty sweetness.... smells pretty clean.
Flavor mirrors the aromas.... very clean... no fruity esters... just nice malty goodness.
The body is a solid medium... carbonation is good small bubble... everpresent.
Interesting brew... I would drink it sooner than later... I doubt cellaring will do anything to help an already fresh clean brew.
That1Guy (2106) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 oz bottle on 01/27/15. Surprisingly, no real signs of oxidation. Pleasantly surprised. Pours pitch black with a huge tan head with great retention. This is one good looking beer. Great roast character on the nose with plenty of dark chocolate. Lots of chocolate in the flavor and a nice bitter finish. Finishes incredibly clean. Excellent.
Bill Becker (610) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours the complete opposite of white, lol. Nice offwhite head of foam that’s not a stayer but it makes up for it with the lacing.
I get smoke, chocolate, and an overall very malty nose With a mild hop bitterness in the smell. I dig the smell so....
Plenty of that ^ in the taste as well. Nice level of smoke with a very malty backbone that does not get overly sweet thanks to the ample amount of hop bitterness. It does finish decidedly on the malty side though and I am loving it. I notice some toffee as well. The abv is higher than I normally like for the style but it isn’t intrusive by any means.
Fairly light bodied overall, the mouthfeel is still quite good.
This is yet another very enjoyable Lager in a series of Lagers that I have tried recently. If you see it around your neck of the woods, give it a try!
miyauchi38 (981) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Double black lager.
Iphonephan (5001) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle. Pours a murky cola with a very thick tan head with staying power. Chocolatey nose. Flavors o burnt toast, leather and figs. Smooth velvety finish.
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750, capped and taped, with a little necker that includes instructions. Pours a near-opaque dark ebony with dark brown highlights at the edges. Dense and creamy tan mousse on top; this goes away fairly quickly. Big roasty nose, beautiful toasty dark malts and toasted black bread crusts with black walnuts and a sweet cola or maybe Dr Pepper note in the background. Creamy thick body with lively carb. A couple people at the table were positive it couldn’t be a lager due to the heavy body. Toasty malts, black walnuts, and soft lightly sweet cola on the mid palate. Oats come through toward the finish. Long toasty nutty finish, slightly sweet. Probably worth repeats, especially at the price.
stevoj (3122) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Albertsons, poured into my Kostritzer chalice. Pours out inky black with soft tan head. Big aroma of roasted malts, taste follows with lots of toast grain bitterness. This is right on the zone and could proudly stand with any German Schwarz.
hman43 (743) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours with a big head that is brown with lacing. It is dark brown with little light coming through the glass. It has aromas of chocolate and roasted malts. It also has a bit of a smell of herbs. The roasted malts come through heavily in the flavor with moderate bitterness and smooth.