troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured black with thin fast disappearing beige head. Aroma of malt, coffee and caramel. Malty flavour, with more coffee and caramel. Thin finish, with a bit of hop. A good workaday swartbier.
Nikiel (829) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Portland Bottle Shop. Pours dark brown/black with tan foam. Smells mildly roasty with a nice sweetness. Tastes light and lightly roasty with sweet malts.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A very soft black lager. Clean and well-made but without ‘oomph’.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed approximately one month after purchase, bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Near black body with ruby highlights topped by a beige ring of foam.
In long: Nose is soft roast, herbal and green grass sensation. Taste has milk chocolate (really milky sensation here), medium roast, whole-wheat bread, soft black liquorice candy, fresh tobacco leafs. Very mild bitterness. This is a very smooth beer, very good but maybe a little too smooth even for the session beer lover that I am. Lacks that ‘something-special’ that most other Heater Allen beers have. A bit of a disappointment coming from the USA lager masters, but I liked it, because I love beer, most of my days are spent either obsessing about all the beers I want to drink or wondering what color of scarf Johnny Depp is wearing, and my therapist is not sure which of these two problems we should address first.
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22. Thanks, BVC! Pours translucent blackish brown, no head. Just a little chocolate and bread in the nose. Light, watery body and carbonation. Chocolate citrus taste. Dry finish. Could use a few more bubbles.
markwise (4090) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks sebletitje for the share. Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Nose is slight smoke, malt, herbs, and light coffee. Flavor is similar with malt, slight coffee, some smoke, and some herbs. Medium bodied and pretty nicely mild overall.
mcberko (4805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a deep dark amber with a small beige head. Nose is quite subtle, with some roast, caramel and bready malts. Flavour is of dry bready malts, some burnt / charred malts and very subtle caramel. Very light-bodied, dominating with the burnt notes. Pretty weak but nothing offensive. Forgettable.