beastiefan2k (2868) - 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.
BillWyce (851) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear cola-brown-to-black with a creamy, 1-finger tan head. Mild aroma of smoked malt with a touch of wood. Body is a bit lighter than medium. Slightly watery with a brief finish. Flavor of caramel malt mixed with some coffee. A bit of smoke at the back that lingers in the finish.
r464 (2074) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth, smoky aroma. Smoky malt, toast, and an earthiness. Hints of woody flavors as well. Very smooth finish.
sir__v (1138) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark black beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: oat domination. Notes of wheat. Smoked finish. Taste: lack of palate, oat taste, smoked malt and good bitterness. Easy drinkable. Aftertaste: malt and sweet smoked finish. Not my style.
musinj6 (468) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky brown with small head and no lacing. Moderate smoke and chocolate aroma. Mild sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with moderate, almost effervescent carbonation. Medium smoked finish. Good beer.
zdk (1833) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ pony bar. Creamy smooth nitro. Chocolatey & la to smooth. Roasted barley hulls and smokey body. Wants a bit more sweetness
jredmond (6385) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at pony bar HK with Brendan. Pours a deep Guinness body with thick white head. Aroma is light roast, milk/lactose and deep round malt. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with notes of chocolate milkshake, round malt and soft smoke/roast.
alobar (3128) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Easily the best beer I’ve had in awhile. Pours brown with reddish hues. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, and caramel. Roasted malt, coffee, and caramel flavor with just a hint of smoke. Very nice beer!
Jayb0 (1097) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent beer. The description is spot on, this is right there between schwarzbier and smoked porter. The smokiness is so well done it melds with , doesn’t dominate the somewhat creamy sweet, light coffee malt character. The lagering keeps it clean and sharp at the finish. More please.
jamaty (1352) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Negra, con notable espuma beige. Buen aroma, ahumado y con notas de chocolate. En boca cuerpo medio, base dulce de caramelo y malta tostada, y chocolate amargo. Final ahumado que compensa el dulzor predominante. Rica.
smiley31 (10) - East Aurora, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This smoky black lager was a great recommendation from our brew house. The rich caramel flavors and clean crisp palate made this something I will enjoy again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone