WabashMan (971) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I look at the scores I give this, and the total feels harsh, even though every number seems about right. This isn’t a great beer. This isn’t even a pretty good beer. But it’s easy drinkin’, simple, and might serve well as a crossover for the BMC crowd. But for $8 a sixer, you can really get much better than this. Pours a very dark brown with a quickly fading head. Nose isn’t much to write home about...fairly thin. Flavor is not bad...if it was fuller and would last a fair big longer on the palate, this could be a decent schwarzbier. But, as it is, a quick burst of flavor (again, decent flavor) fades very quickly into an aftertaste that isn’t all that much better than your typical light beer. Again, a lower end crossover.
OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A - Pours an opaque black body with 1.5 fingers of tan head that sinks into a cap of micro bubbles.
S - Earthy yeast, wet cardboard, copper, sweet toasted grain.
T - Dark malts, grassy hops, light molasses, spicy bite, hints of fruit, raisins, old coffee, finishes dry some spice.
M - Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.
Better than I expected. Easily sessionable. Alot of people will probably hate on this because its from Guinness but it’s actually not too bad for style.
Serving type: bottle
gramity (1055) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Expected dark color. Smell pretty decent, sweet malt. The taste is off however. Tastes cheap. It’s almost as if the essence of Guinness was mixed with the essence of rolling rock. If you are a Guinness fan, do yourself a favor and stick with the real thing
Claves77 (76) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Black is appropriate as this beer is dark. Too dark, with a lack of bubbles/carbonation. Looks are deceiving as it smells like a light lager. Bland taste, ok finish.
jafj_1920 (4) - Morelia, MEXICO - MAY 5, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This seems to be a very good variation of a common lager to me, as other comments say, it’s good alternative to drink a lager. Good aroma and appereance, very dark and apparently, full-bodied. Great taste for a lager, with some notes of coffee, chocolate and a little of caramel, it seems to be more like a light stout, but with a good ending, leaving a nice sensation in the mouth.
5000 (4974) - 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.
probstblueribbon (2378) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep brown-black with a decent light mocha head.
Aroma: Stark roasted malts, slightly tangy, metallic, lightly earthy, not great.
Palate: Medium body, moderate carbonation, a bit astringent.
Flav.: British dark-roasted malts, lightly grape-like, a touch tangy, tight; dry with limited bitterness and a rape-like, dark roasted malt finish.
Dark and boring.
hfmejias (352) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Dark brown, cola like, tan foamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and yeast. Taste quite consistent mostly roasted malts and yeast. Nice and drinkable, good alternative over regular lagers, enjoyable.
NLBeerLover (7) - Newfoundland, CANADA - APR 26, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I want to start by saying that I am a huge stout fan and I still really loved this beer even if its a lager tribute to one.
It might have a prominent roasted aroma to it, it might not have the most pronounced head, it might not even be that lively on the palate.
However, this is a smooth easy going beer with plenty of flavor and an interesting take on a lager.
Bière-Luc (296) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Noire et peu mousseuse. Nez de foin mouillé avec une légère pointe d’anis qu’on ne me reprocherait pas d’avoir halluciné. En bouche les illusions sont confirmées; nous avons davantage affaire à une «lager» qu’à une «black». Le style Schwarzbier qui met davantage la couleur du malt rôti que ses saveurs est aussi confirmé. À l’aveugle, j’aurais probablement mis un gros 5$ sur une lager blonde allemande... et j’aurais perdu mon argent et mon temps.
esoxangler (74) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
rootbeer color to it, tan, small head. smells like roasted malt. tastes like roasted malt. not a very big body to it, but pleasant. I dont like the really dark roasted malt flavor in beer for the most part, no exception here. but this was ok and tolerable.