jsmerig (1325) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
aroma is a bit sour. pours dark black. Highly carbonated in a bubbly sort of way. Taste is a bit thin. not a big fan.
Guinnessman (102) - VACAVILLE, California, USA - NOV 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW! This stuff did not taste like I expected it to, it was wayyyy better than I had hoped. Goes down smooth just like any other lager, but has that oaky almost German quality to it.
obguthr (4439) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2011
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Green bean aroma. Clear mahogany, medium tan head, nice lacing. Thin body. Dry cola and cardboard flavor. I enjoy Guinness’ stouts, so I had higher hopes for this. Such a disappointment,
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black and clean. Pours with a good but big bubble frothy head. Runny aroma. Good light roasty malt taste with a thinner consistency.
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the International Great Beer Expo in Uniondale. Pours black with a tan head. There is a trace of roasted malt in the nose and that is about it. The flavor is weak roasted malt and stale cardboard. Light-medium bodied. Thankfully, I was able to sample this at the festival so I won’t have to waste my money buying it.
AirForceHops (4185) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle purchased @ Smiley’s Discount beverage, Dover, NH for $1.59. Deep brown pour into a pint. Soapy head, light lace. Nose of roasted barley. A slight smokiness with a roasted malt backbone. A tad thin in the body. Much better than I thought to was going to be.
jjuf1853 (1262) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at World of Beer (Carrollwood). Black pour with a tan head. Not a whole lot going on in the aroma other than some roasted malt notes. Flavor is decent but again not very exciting. Fairly watery mouthfeel. Easy drinking but I prefer more character in a Schwarzbier.
BelgianBeerGal (3334) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle at Chad and Monica’s house. Overall, better than average. Nice roasted malt and a hint of smokiness. Very easy drinking and a nice change of pace.
peteysmu (63) - USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
decent lager, skunky taste, weird aftertaste
BREWMUSKCLES (2359) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
aroma of ordinary beer with a bit of extra malt and earth. spicy tingle and dishwater hop to this complex yet not substantial brew that is watery. earth, a bit of anise and a slight slickness with a bit of sharp bubble leave me with the impression that this is a crafty brew made by a crafty brewer. some roast and dark style sweetness.