gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 fl oz bottle at Burger & Beer Joint, Miami Beach, FL. Sampled on January 22, 2012.
Dark reddish brown to black color, huge lasting tan head. Sweet, cream, a bit roasted scent. Roasted, malty, cream taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.
I’d drink it again given the chance.
adnielsen (6187) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2011
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle @ home. Deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Roasty dark malty, grassy, hay aroma. Deeply roasty malty, light espresso, hay, straw flavor. Light bodied. Pretty gross. Fuck I made some bad choices on my mixer sixer tonight.
DruncanVeasey (6114) - NUNEATON, Blue Square Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Lihue 7-11 drank at the house in Kaua’i, 27/08/12. Deep ruby with copper trim and an unconvincing cappuccino head. Admittedly slightly schwarzy aroma; rusted ashtray, pureed grilled veg gone through the coffee filter, incinerated paper, carob. Fag ash- sprinkled shredded wheat, rusted flavour with suggestions of Happy Shopper coffee granule, Bisto granule, more rusted iron, cheap dark chocolate...all heavily watered and stirred with a Twiglet, then a rusty nail. Thin and nasty...but it grows on you.
Dogbrick (6033) - 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.
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Woody chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown color with giant tan head.. Lightly sweet chocolate malt flavor. Very light body. No bad flavors but extremely light.
Radek Kliber (5906) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 330 ml
Aroma: slightly oxidized like hints , malty backing not very dry for black lager. Slight sourness at end. 5-
Look: murky , dark brown with neat presentable plus sized snowy top. Some lace. 4-
Taste/palate: mild , mid low carbonation. Soft , too soft with low roast notes. Tad darkness shown but so little. Slight mineral hints behind. Bah!
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark mahogony-black beer with a tan head. Light roast and light grain aroma. Malt and light toffee flavor with light roast and light mineral. Medium bodied. Malt and light toffee lingers with light roast.
blutt59 (5685) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle, black color with short lived tan foam, aroma is nutty caramel, flavor of spritz and some roast malt , very plain
Ernest (5623) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (roasted/burnt grain, husks), with light notes of paper and paint.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, husky, unclean/papery.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
About as industrial as it gets. Drain pour.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours brown to black, with a medium sized beige to tan head. Roast, thin malt on the nose, grainy toast. Thin and roasty. Basic shwarzbier. Grain and roast. Meh.