Lightrider (313) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a ale glass. Pour is dark ruby almost black with a fine head. Aroma is very low but roasted malt and Carmel. Taste is rich and deep, full on roasted malt very good. Finishes smooth
ozarkspops (368) - - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown pour. With medium light tan head. Chocolate and roasty malt aromas. Flavor is also very chocolaty. Very smooth and sweet finish.
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AmEricanbrew (6239) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear ruby brown color with fleeting tan head. Dark toast, chocolate, mineral aromas. Light to medium body with average co2. Light chocolate, dirt, caramel flavors with dry black malts----not bad.
annunz123 (921) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malt, fruit, and a little grassy hops in the aroma. Flavor is mildly sweet and nutty. Some smoke and hop bitterness in the finish. Nothing great, but nothing bad either.
Ratman197 (10896) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roastiness, toffee, cocoa and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.
Beerenberger (1563) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2013 Purchased as Harpoon Dark: Aroma is malty with hints of dark fruit. Pours a dark brown with a none lasting off-white and no lacing. The taste is malt up front, hints of dark fruit in the middle, and a hoppy bitter finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, a pleasant beer, nothing outstanding. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rejtable (1685) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured coffee black with a light head and good lacing. Notes of espresso, fruit and a metallic note that wasn’t very pleasant. Bad tap? Light body with low carbonation.
high_on_hops (758) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a dark black with a tan head and lacing. It has a medium aroma of sweet, dark, and toasty malts. The flavor is sweet and dark malts up front leading to a balanced semisweet middle and aftertaste over a light-medium mouthfeel.
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Chudwick (2380) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours ruby brown with beige head and decent lacing. Nose is caramel and roasted malts. Flavor adds light coffee and grassy hops. Wow, better than I expected. Taste is well balanced and bittersweet. Refreshing not so light. Solid. It drinks itself.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed 2/4/13. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark cola color. The head isn’t particularly impressive; it’s a one finger light mocha shade that fades away to a gimpy-looking film quickly.
S: Mild roasted grains, some faint chocolate, nuts, butterscotch, and slight fruity esters. A decent aroma that only suffers only from its mild strength.
T: There’s an initial hit of roasted coffee, before it finishes with some nutty malts and some stone fruit esters. Not complex or particularly interesting, but it’s easy drinking and pleasant.
M: Superbly clean and crisp. Apart from a slight lingering fruity note from the lager yeast, this is as bone dry as it gets. I really like the feel here.
O: I had this one last year and hated it. Having it now, it’s less awful and more ho-hum. Still, it does a solid job of hitting the qualities a dark lager should.