johnnnniee (3043) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received in trade from KarrHeel03, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a dark brown color with beautiful garnet highlights and a good sized tightly bubbled tannish head that persists forever.
Smells of cherries and plums, chocolate, caramel, rye bread and a slight spiciness as well. Very little hops left, but I believe this bottle is almost 2 years old so they’ve surely faded.
Taste is a creamy chocolaty spicy fruity affair. Definitely a unique take on a black lager. Smooth with chocolate and brown sugar notes up front meld towards a fruity spicy rye character that lingers long after every sip. Super creamy mouthfeel, Medium body and carbonation level. I really enjoyed this one. I wonder how this would have been fresher, but I thoroughly enjoyed it as is.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo’s 2008 Zapit Tasing Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to Butters/SpringsLicker. Dark black with lots of red hints, thin tan head. Burnt roasty malt aroma, some rye breadiness and peppery spice. Taste is rye bread, more strong spiciness and burnt/roasted dry rye malt.
OldGrowth (2982) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pint at Tylers Apex. Good aroma, Toasted malt, kind of smokey, salty chocolate, nutty, Brownish black color, small head ok lace, Bitter sweet flavor, rye bite with a minor burnt streak. Lite body, creamy mouth feel, bitter finish. Tasty, the rye bite really cuts into the sweetness of it. I have had a few of these before finally taking notes on it.
jrob21 (2967) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown almost black color with a deep red hue. Pretty interesting look. Reminds me a bit of a lite porter and has some chocolate and bittersweet flavors in there. Aroma has a little cocoa to accentuate the chocolate experience I am getting. The back of the palate has a little bit of red fruit and the finish is on the surprising side of bitter.
dchmela (2853) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nice and blackish with little head. Has a spicy chocolate malt aroma. Nice smooth malt body with hints of rye and chocolate with some hop bitterness. Very nice.
Shag (2714) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a dark brown color with a beige head. The aroma contains some rye along with some chocolate and marshmellows. The flavor contains rye, chocolate, caramel, and oddly more marshmellows. The finish is a mixture of sourness but more sweet than anything. Overall an different and pretty good beer.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sams in D-town. Brown pour with a fizzy brown head. Earthy & roast aroma. Medium bodied. Roast, spice, and chocolate balls. Slightly metallic on the finish I was expecting a stronger offering, considering its price tag....
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in trade from MSchae1017. Thanks man! Pours a dark brown color with a light beige head. Smell is lightly nutty, rye bread and coffee. Taste is dark, roasty rye, zesty and hoppy with a light coffee touch and perhaps the faintest touch of lager yeast. Rich, lightly syrupy body and refreshing carbonation. Perfect mouthfeel and lasting hoppiness and bitterness make this a really under rated beer in my book.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with copper edges, frothy light tan head. Aroma of chocolate milk, slight hop and caramel. Taste is bitter earth and coffee/dark chocolate. Good balance of thick malt.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma was dark roast, chocolate, and spice. flavor was coffee, dark roast, chocolate, and spice with a medium body and low carbonation.