ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark cola color with a good amount of opacity for the style. The head is a one finger heavy cream color that leaves behind a good amount of lacing. Poor retention, as expected from a lager.
S: A bit of roasted barley, chocolate...and corn adjuncts. Completely bland, rather than subpar.
T: Hey, a bit of roasted barley to open the flavor profile! Thatís cool. The corn adjuncts seem to be muted, or at least more muted than I cynically feared. Finish is bit of fruity sweetness, lager crispness, and the faintest ípingí of chocolate. Better than I expected - but still, donít let it warm up or the adjuncts will come out in full force.
M: Light and crisp, but not quite as dry as the bog-standard Guinness draught. The carbonation is fizzy and even intense as expected.
O: Not horrible. Wouldnít seek it out or probably even buy again, but Iíd gladly drink one if offered to me freely. This has its place being the weak link in the Guinness winter selection pack.
crossovert (9190) - Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old rate. This is not the worst thing in the wold, tates like a roastier lager version of guinness. Still prefer the original with the ball can.
Cousin_Larry (616) - - JUN 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours jet black with tan hesd that stays. No lacing. Smell is malts, alcohol, cereal. Taste is semi sweet. Boring.
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle into a Corsendonk badged stemmed tulip on 19th May 2015. As the name suggests this is a black bodied lager, the head a slowly dispersing lightly tanned head. Mild malt nose, the taste also malts to the fore in the flavouring. Nothing special, nothing wrong with it: but not really for me, I prefer my beers less carbonated and less lager-like overall.
kevinsenn (1466) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy roasty aroma and taste. Smooth, easy drinking, and better than I thought it would be.
JohnGalt1 (799) - , Idaho, USA - APR 6, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from the COOP... Clear dark walnut brew, foamy light khaki head sticks around for a bit... Nose shows washed out dark malt and little else. Flavor is dry bitter maltiness with background dry toast... No hops to speak off... watery.. Wonít ever buy again.
beer_rookie (133) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, of course. Has a nice tan head and some lacing. The head retains pretty well...Aroma, the main thing I notice is coffee. Thereís some roasted malt in there. But itís more like drinking bottom of the pot coffee....Taste, still coffee, maybe some cocoa. The roasted malt comes through a little more in taste than in nose....Mouthfeel, yeah, itís pretty smooth, itís well balanced. Semi dry. Itís pretty heavy....Overall, itís not bad. It reminds me of a regular Guinesss, I guess you could call it a Guinness Light. Itís not what I would call sessionable.
rdixon77 (1581) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Old rating. Pass. Dark clear body. Roast, char, and a strange metallic/sulfuric presence. Almost no reason to drink this.
Cool_Bond (2003) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Creamy, coffee and light chocolate in both aroma and flavor. Weak bitterness which fills the upper part of the mouth briefly. Okay beer with your meal. But enjoy it, you can not. Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
ordybill (665) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Dark roasted malt
Appearance- Has a dark coffee color with a tan colored head.
Taste- Strong flavor of roasted malt with a bitter flavor, nice
Palate- A medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation, has a creamy to slight oily texture that goes well with the flavor.
Overall- A nice Euro Dark Lager, I would order this if I saw it on a bar list.
RMcDaniel (6) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This black lager is a heavy consistency but not appealing with food. It is, however, a beer is be okay drinking without any food. I'd still rank it only a bit above average overall.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone