ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2 oz bottle poured into the PROPER glass (ie. a Kostritzer pilsner glass).
A: Pours a dark ruby red color. The head is a two finger mocha shade that fades rather quickly, befitting a lager. A decent amount of lacing is left on the glass.
S: I notice some roasted nuts, chocolate, roasted barley, lager yeast, and coffee. It does a good job of
T: Drier than the aroma suggested. The initial flavor is mainly roasted barley and coffee. Some lager fruitiness enters the palate in the middle, and the finish is more roasted barley, imparting a very dry feel devoid of significant sweetness. Not complex or exciting, but pleasant.
M: Most pilsners wish they had this level of crisp dryness. Nothing really stays on the palate flavor-wise; I could see the argument for this being ’watery’ in terms of feel. Also thin, airy, and well carbonated.
O: While it is a bit meh flavor-wise, the drinkability factor is superb, as it should be in a good lager. I won’t rush out to the store to buy more, but this really does hit the spot for me.
Bitek (431) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Całkiem przyjemna paloność oraz kawa. Mało ciała, ociera się o wodnistość. Spore wysycenie. Przyzwoity przedstawiciel stylu.
kingofthemtn (53) - - AUG 28, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite black beer so far. I hope to homebrew something close one day. I do not detect much roast/fruit/other smells or flavors. It is just smooth smooth drinkable. Disappears from the glass too fast. I’m very curious what malt blend they use to get the color without any harsh roast flavors. Seek this out.
kalunapz (43) - CROATIA - AUG 25, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Boca 0.5L - iz Kauflanda, fino ukusno pitko pivo koje ne opterećuje okusom..probajte
simonm2016 (27) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 17, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33l Flasche. Kurzlebiger dunkler schaum, kräftige röstaromen, etwas Kaffee,malzig,vollmundig, kräftiger Körper
Night_Cap (89) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2016 Bottle 330ml. Served at room temperature. Pours dark brown (almost black) with a ruby tint. Head is very lightly tanned, large, foamy and mostly lasting. Aroma is of lightly toasted brown bread, brown sugar, caramel, coco, raisins and sultana’s. Flavour is smooth with a light bitterness, lightly toasted malts, brown bread, cooked brown sugar, dried currants, milk chocolate and light toasty/nut notes in the finish. Light bodied with medium carbonation and a short, clean finish. Quite thin, but easy drinking.
PivopijaPivopija (98) - - AUG 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice tan head that was long lasting. A nice dark color with an aroma of coffee with a nutty undertone. Nice palate and pleasing after taste.
midovark (515) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - AUG 9, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5 l can. Only took numerical notes while having this one. Therefore: ----
FunkyF (835) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska köpt på Calles i Flensburg. Svart med beige skum. Doft av rostad malt. Mjölkig munkänsla med brända smaker.
commonshawn (1026) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at black forest inn, in a mug. Light Cola color with medium off white head. Strong malt nose and taste. Pretty sweet, light body. Mild and just ok.
PhillyCraft (5609) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at mile, pours dark brown nearly black with small head and full body. This has a lot of Belgian fruit notes mixed into a black lager. Licorice, plum, dates, and overripe plum plus some lager yeast and grain.