obguthr (4902) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grainy, light cola nose. Clear chestnut, medium yellow head, nice lacing. Grainy, then nutty flavor, walnuts. Hints of charred oak. Thin mouthfeel, astringent. A little on the weak side.
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Roasted coffee aromas. Roasted coffee and a little hop bitterness. Overall not too bad for a black pilsner.
conway (2164) - - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Bricks (793) - Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark with a amber hue and a foamy(ish) white head. Candy malt aroma with a very slight taint of skunkiness. Bitter, smokey, malty, grassy, molasses taste. A bit thin and carbonated. A winter session beer.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Dark brown color. Off-white head. Decent roast aroma. Roasted barley taste, charred flavor. Finished with a bold wooded hop character under all of the roast. Light bodied, full of flavor. (3367)
DrSilverworm (9090) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle. Clear dark red (near-black) color. Good thin tan head. Bit of lace. Soft, moderate carbonation, dry finish. Lighter body. Roasty aroma, some caramel and chocolate malts. Light bitter taste. Sweet honey note, as another rater said. Decent light schwarzbier.. OK flavor, but not very interesting, not an amazing texture.
PorterPounder (6524) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 22 oz bomber. Dark brown, cola-like pour with a quickly dissipating, bubbly off-white head. Very faint chocolate notes in the aroma, otherwise pretty neutral. Flavor is slightly bland, some brief licorice notes, a hint of chocolate, finish of black dirt. Mouthfeel is slightly spritzy. Had better from these folks.
andyburnette (26) - - JUL 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice light dark lager but without the malty complexities of the true German. That said a wonderful late night summer beer when the air has cooled and the tinge of autumn and Oktoberfest is in the air.
DiarmaidBHK (3850) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at fireworks leesburg. Pours coca cola brown with a small khaki head. Not much on the nose. A bit thin on the tongue which is good. Some solid maltiness on the tongue. Solid but not spectacular.
Itzjerm (1848) - 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...