Argonian (133) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 18, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a black body, with a large light brown head that diminishes slowly, leaving a fair lace. Faint coffee aroma, but more intense bitter taste, notes of coffee. low carbonation level, full bodied, oily texture. Nice.
illiniphil (60) - Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite black lager. Pours a mahogany brown with a small tan head. Nice roasted malts and some sweetness but not over the top.
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Stuedmaster (72) - Vista, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Trader Joe’s in Oceanside, CA. Deep, dark brown with a thin cream colored head. Aroma is chocolate, grain, earth, and grass. Taste is malt forward with a medium sweetness, mildly bitter. Light to medium body, somewhat watery and thin but OK for a lager. Soft carbonation and long finish, very good flavor and goes well with food. Nice summer beer.
bobaidan (473) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours chocolate brown with a small head. Sweet, but not overly so with nice dark roasted flavors. Aroma is mostly sweet malt. Body is light which makes for a very pleasant beer.
MrBeerFanatic (714) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark deep rustic caramel color with a frothy head. Aromas of light smoky malt, caramel, hay, grain, and slightly toasty. Flavors of light smoked malt, hay, slight grass, and light caramel. Light subtle sweet notes leaving a light grain/grass/smoke aftertaste. Silky feel. Doesnt taste or feel as light as the abv would lead you alone to believe.
DrSilverworm (2701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
9oz on tap at Yard House Cincinnati. Dark brown color, clear around the edges. Thin off-white head. Good lace. Medium body. Kind of soft, smooth lighter carbonation. Light roasted malts. Good dark chocolate. Light bit of dark fruit. Nice moderate bitter taste, light on the sweet. Satisfying schwarzbier. Good example of the style.
Westkyoto77 (131) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Good nose of caramel, malt, sweet fruit, some chocolate. Thinnish body. Tasty but a bit too watery, as many have noted. Not too shabby.
thirdeye11 (4977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(16oz can) cloudy brown, lasting tan bubbles. Nose of raw malt, kvass, nutty, wort, caramel. Taste of watery caramel, bready, lightly toasty, creamy, small to mediu body, moderately dry but sweet too.
nealblind (74) - USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tan head that evaporates. Smells like smoked yogurt caramel. Tastes of roast licoricey/saccharin with vegetal hops background. Thin mouthfeel. Seems moderately fizzy. I prefer a stronger hops profile of black ipas to stand up to the malt, but this is pretty good.
maekchu (1086) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml can from Marui department store in Kyoto. Nice roast grain and sweet chocolate nose. Pitch black, thin tan head, and thick lacing. Light dark chocolate / smoothly sweet in mid, with a small metallic note / thins out to a layer of cocoa and light bitterness. Thin body. Pleasant stuff. Just a bit too thin. Aroma is much better than the flavors.