kassner (1313) - 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.
chinchill (1269) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hoppy and light (dark brown rather than black).for a schwarzbier, and over carbonated, but just what one should expect in a "black pilsner". This includes a good bit of dark malt in both the nose and the flavor. Better and stronger flavor than aroma. A successful collaboration producing a nice combination of styles. Better after some warming.
bluejacket74 (1186) - 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 (1110) - 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.
JDBaker11058 (1108) - 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.
jsmerig (1103) - 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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DasBierChef (1080) - 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.
conway (1071) - - 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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scottw86 (1055) - 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.
Itzjerm (994) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is a bit malty sweet stingy. Very dark with no regress. Taste is average. Palate easy overall average. Nothing speciall...