Ughsmash (7122) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured dark brown with a tight cap of beige head. The aroma was really sweet with toasted black malts and vanilla. The flavor found artificially-sweetened toasty black malts, vanilla, and a pinch of cocoa.. aspartamey on the quick finish.. OK, but not by any means exciting. Lighter-bodied with prickly carbonation on the palate.. clean and calculated.. too sweet.
bb (6851) - 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.
rosenbergh (6663) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
11.2 oz bottle. L3028GD001. (Midtown Wine) Nashville, TN.
Black colour with a red hue and a small tan head.
Sweet malt, toasted bread and brown sugar in the aroma.
Sweet malt and some darker tones in the flavour.
Not very good.
DuffMan (6644) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Very handsome pour: deep, clear mahogany with a chunky light brown head that shows nice retention and lacing. Aroma is so weak as to be almost nonexistent, even after lots of breathing time. Vaguely sweet and papery. Much can be said about the flavour too. In a blind tasting I’m not sure if I would actually be able to say that there is roasted malt in here. Amazing considering the appearance and pedigree of this beer. If they’re looking to capture the bland lager-drinker market, they’ve made a good thrust in the right direction. Watery and lifeless, with hard carbonation. A shadow of a schwarzbier.
j12601 (6584) - 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.
marcus (6420) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours pitch black with a decent tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a modest roasted malt flavor with a rather nasty chalky finish. Guinness needs to fix this one.
Radek Kliber (6386) - 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!
DrSilverworm (6285) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 fl oz bottle. Nearly pitch black color (some clear brown around the edges of the glass), minimal off-white head. Toasty malty aroma, more wheaty. light bitter coffee taste. Hint of hops. light bitter taste. Carbonation a bit too pronounced. A decent dark lager.
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle:   Cola in color, moderate to thin frothy light beige head, dies quickly leaving spotty lacing.   Soft roasty nose.   Thats pretty much where anything good stops.   On the tongue its very shallow, the roasty
character is barely even toasty.   Seems thin, finishing with hardly anything.   This one is very very pale, and very very weak.   Fairly thin in body and on the tongue.   Watery backside.   Nothing off about this
one, just weak and/or watered down to a point that its rather boring.
Ernest (6185) - 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.