SODAK14 (257) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - OCT 15, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ummm...was expecting this to be a good brew....not so much. Pours a nice black color with a small head. Nothing noteworthy other than being just an ordinary dark beer. Would I ever order this again...probably not.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Itís like a thinner, more refreshing version of Guinness... nothing special.
fidemaster (251) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Rich color and head like guinness. Great look. It has rich, sweet coffee taste. Finish is slightly bitter. Not bad, very drinkable.
hockeybeerguy (249) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a sort of dark with some light showing through. The smell is a sweet, slightly roasted maltiness with some coffee hints. The taste lacks the creaminess of what Iím used to having when I grab a Guinness Draught, so kinda lacking all around, sweetness - not there, bitterness - not there, anything, yeah just bland. The palate is about a medium with some light dry crispness coating the tongue. Overall, it is unclear if I would have this again, maybe if it was free.
Stellaaaa (244) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark, opaque black with a thick, tan head. It has a roasted aroma similar to light coffee. The taste is of burnt (in a good way) malts with caramelised malt and a dominating metallic taste. It has a thin mouthfeel. This tastes like Guinness with just a thinner body, and it also has the same metallic taste I find in all Guinness products which is one reason Iím not a huge fan of Guinness despite loving black beers. Itís just lightweight Guinness, nothing particularly new or exciting.
mrjaxson (241) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Momma says always stress the positive, so Iíll say that Black Lager looks good. After that, well, (sorry mom) the roasted grain aroma is sharp and unpleasant, the beer is thin, and the finish leaves an unpleasant bitterness.
TATE (241) - Lubec, Maine, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Just noticing that its only 11.2 ounces. Pours black with a thin tan head. Little aroma, a bit of coffee. Flavor is predominately a burnt, with roasted barley coming through a hint of hops at the end. Overall okay.
brucebruce81 (239) - Wyoming, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer was very weird to me it was a lager with that close taste to the draught style
Edmoe (236) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black pour with decent head and lacing. Mild aroma with hints of caramel, yeast, and burnt malt. Mild, very drinkable flavor: malt (hint of burnt malt) well balanced by bitterness. Nice body with clean finish. A fine session beer.
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Close your eyes and the aroma would convince you that perhaps you were sniffing over a German pilsner. Nice noble bouquet. Perhaps a little sulfur. Very, very dark mahogany with a thick tan head that falls rather quickly (unlike the ale). Remarkably smooth mouth feel with a nice light level of carbonation. Flavors are not as bitter as I would have anticipated although the sweetness is subdued as well. Definitely some dark fruits and carmel notes. Light finish. Actually quite refreshing.