beastiefan2k (2533) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good shit. 500mL bottle poured into a plastic cup at a hotel room while I watch Mark Wahlberg in Contraband, which pairs well with the beer. Despite all this the beer looks good. It pours with a medium thick head that leaves behind a slug of lacing. The beer, well, its almost a perfect melding of schwarz and rauch, equal parts represented without either dominating. The shwarz has a great chocolate lagered aspect and a smoked element that is present but nicely subdued into the black lager. Super clean with no flaws and so damn quaffable, I drank this up like it was nothing in a few minutes. I only picked up a single but I see why these are sold in 4 packs that were priced for $10.50, which seems like a great price point for such quality.
charule (1307) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade. Poured almost black with thinning beige head. Aroma sweet malty roast grain cereal. Light carb med bod. Taste bittersweet smokey grain yeast bread.
Maxbier (408) - Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown our with dark tan/brown head. Aroma is woody smokey roasty. Flavor is smokey sweet and roasted coffee. Finish is slightly sweet black coffee. Delicious black lager.
chrisv10 (11473) - DENMARK - DEC 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 5.8%. Very dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, smoke and a little meat. Flavour is roasted malt, caramel, smoke, little meat, hop, medium sweet, little chocolate, little bitter and a little bread.
yiannnos (921) - , CYPRUS - DEC 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colour with a beige head. Chocolate flavour and aromas, along with some smoke
tandembrauer (283) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with thick beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and smoke. Taste of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, with a dry finish. A lot of taste, but easily drinkable.
dlovell2 (903) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Roasted malt, smoky wood aroma with chocolate and light coffee. Roasted malt with some smoky woody flavors followed with a sweet caramel and chocolate flavor. Finishes roasted coffee flavors and a dry woody flavor and some smokiness. Really great roasty brew. Another great offering from Jack’s Abby.
greenclansman (881) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black cola color. Smooth roasted aromas. Thin body and not so full taste. Nice refreshing beer. For what it is, its very good.
rjplumer (466) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very deep black with tinge of red. Has a smokey roasted chocolate aroma. Sweet roasted smoke taste with sweet finish. Only leaves a slight roasted taste. The smokiness only stays a little and then leaves a refreshing feeling.
McWorta (662) - LUXEMBOURG - NOV 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep ruby red brown clear colour with a fading tan head. On the nose aromas of lightly roasted malt predominates with hints of chocolate and faintly wood notes. The texture is lively and surprisingly light - medium bodied. The beer offers flavours of light sweetness and a hint of roast bitterness. The chocolate and roasted malt comes out clear and the smoke comes good after a brief moment. Well balanced and palatable. The finish is lightly sweet and lasting well.
Ajes (19) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy light brown head. Hazy dark brown color. Aroma, smoky (Well duh!) malty/roasty. Taste, smoky although not overly so, caramel. Pretty dry. I like this level of smokyness.