andyhwcinc (1351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased at Hop City in Atlanta, GA; enjoyed prior to sticking it out in traffic to get from one end of the city to the other in rush hour. Appearance a very dark coffee brown with an apparent white head that rims around the glass. Aroma of light chocolate, bit of yeast, bit of nut. Taste a little thin but not bad, definite chocolate presence, moderate body with lighter carbonation. Decent stuff.
kassner (1323) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not really much there. An initial rusty taste, sort of a beer that was not sure what it was supposed to be. Ok a lager I guess with just a tad of roast and very little smoke. a confused beer.
bluejacket74 (1204) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Served in a pilsener glass, the beer pours very dark brown (with some ruby red tints when held up to the light) with about a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, it smells like roasted malt, coffee, nuts, and some earthy/grassy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like roasted malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, earthy/grassy hops, and some nuts. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit creamy and is well carbonated. Itís also smooth and easy enough to drink. I think this is an enjoyable brew, and nicely priced at $4.99 a bomber. I donít think Iíve heard of Devils Backbone until now, but if I ever come across one of their brews in the future Iíll make sure to pick some up.
bth122 (1152) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. At OBX. Dark brown color. Lots of roasted malt aroma, cocoa, cofee, caramel, nuts. Medium light sweetness. Light bitter. Medium body. Ave carbonation. Taste about the same as aroma. Creamier texture. Not bad.
jsmerig (1144) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a near black with white carbonation. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Taste is the base of a pilsner with an added coffee/roasted malt flavor. Interesting. Not what I would have done to a pils, but different.
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JDBaker11058 (1131) - Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: near black, with chocolate brown highlights and a short beige head; minimal lacing. Aroma: chocolate, pumpernickel, black pepper, grass, and hay. Taste: slightly roasty, with notes of toast, chocolate, rye; hops are grassy and peppery. Finish: crisp, slightly spicy and toasty. Notes: An interesting beer. Billed as a black pilsner and I totally get that from the beer. Itís got the roasty/toasty notes of a schwarzbier, but the hops are decidedly pilsnery. I liked it.
conway (1131) - - MAR 18, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Nose was a little weak and taste was pretty traditional pilsner. Not a lot worth noting outside of the color.
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DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice schwarzbier. Nothing too great, but certainly enjoyable. And worth your time if you run across it.
scottw86 (1070) - Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a very dark yet clear brown color with a medium sized off-white head that faded quickly. Not too much in the aroma but some chocolate and caramel. Some toffee as well. Some yeast and skunk too. Taste has an interesting combination of flavors. A good amount of cheesy notes with some egg and grains. Chocolate and hay towards the finish. Quite drinkable.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild malt aroma and a mild malt flavor. Not a bad flavor, just not much going on with this beer.