Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
black with red tints, spongy beige head. Smells toasty and grain, maybe a little fruity, I guess. Pretty thin bodied, which works here. Flavor is pretty much what the aroma promises - grainy, tossty, and mild fruit flavors. Not bad. What the hell does "cold brewed" mean, anyway?
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This brew pours black with some chestnut color around the edges. Medium thin tan head that diminishes steadily to a film. Somewhat roasty aroma with notes of malt and chocolate. Light to medium body with a roasted malt character and flavors of mild hops and chocolate. The finish is short roasty malt. Seems like this beer is being marketed as a "less heavy Guinness" which is amusing. Simply average overall.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yay, new beer! 330mL bottle. Pours dark black, thin head. Aroma of cold coffee, burnt grains. Thin texture. Flavor is of bitter burnt character. Some lagering character, grain, and earth. Very mild. I donít see to many people getting into this beer. Not the fans of Guinness or even the masses of Schwarzbier fans. Hmmm?
Purchased at Publix 26, Cumming GA.
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
When i first heard this on npr, I actually thought this would actually be worse than it is. Black pour with decent light tan head looks like regular Guinness. Actually tastes similar but with a weird vegetalness, but good roasty finish. Iíd still drink the regular draft over this, but Iíd take this over bmc still any day.
Nephilium (1628) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No widget in the bottle, so Iím not sure why they say you should drink it out of the bottle. Very mild roasted aroma, with a touch of something I canít quite place. Pours an opaque black (no ruby highlights, so it is even darker then Guinness), with a thin light tan head. Not a very complex flavor, a bit of tartness, and a touch of roast. Mild finish of roast, with a very thin mouthfeel. I donít think this will be bringing too many people over to the fact that dark isnít a flavor. Itís not bad, and could be an interesting change of pace if it sticks around.
JoeTheYounger (1181) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - SEP 16, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty boring with mild roast bitterness. Somewhat skunky and watery as well. Gave it a shot but regular Guinness is far better.
jb (2783) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, reddish, thin head. Nice roasted notes in the nose, with minor weak coffee. Roasted palate, a bit nutty. Decent, not complex, but standard swarz. Part of make your own 6 at wegs.
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Roasted, toasted, light acrid grain notes. Bit of caramel and light hops. Dark black clear with thin tan head. Medium light body with high carbonation. Starts roasted and toasted with carbonic acidity. Medium bitter finish with light tang. Roasted sweetness in the after with mild hop bitterness.
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured black with nice head tasted sweet slight burnt taste very boring and plain I am glad I split this with someone
topherh (1919) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours the darkest of browns with a tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, roast. Flavor is sweet, grainy, lightly earthy, with some roasty notes. Mostly resembles a Euro macro lager which I guess is what it is.