Fatehunter (752) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a lager glass. A thin, tan head on a black body.
The aroma is rich, roasted malt. Pretty good, if one-sided.
The taste is roasted malt at first, then a big kick of lemon bitterness. It seems a little disjointed but I like it.
The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation.
Not a bad black lager.
monk191 (374) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice black lager. Pours a nice thick black with a light tan head. Smells great, like a vanilla latte. Tastes great as well, toasted coffee with a sweet malty finish. Very good! Had in the bottle at Billcos.
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hayduke (2933) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was a shared tasting with Strykzone on Facebook Chat
This poured the appropriate black you would expect from a Schwarzbier and raised a big bubbled and robust head. The nose was roasted malts and some treacle. Medium in body it had the smooth clean lager mouth feel. The flavor was roasted malts and the treacle like the aroma. Right on the mark for this style beer and very easy drinking and enjoyable.
Strykzone (3814) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This poured black and had a really big beige head. It bordered on being a gusher. But the foam was very light and drinking through it was not a problem. A roasted aroma. The flavor was also roasted notes with treacle. Some cooked brown sugar. A fizzy feel that eventually left my tongue numb. I needed a lighter beer tonight and this fit the bill nicely. It was flavorful and interesting.
anders37 (12756) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ SF Beer Week Opening Celebration 2013, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty weak bready caramel aroma. Slightly roasted malty caramel flavor with weak hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.
DedicatedToFun (671) - Alabama, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall decent black lager but nothing to write hone about smooth dark tasty and good to go
dmui4031 (7) - - NOV 27, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite organic beer. Dark, malty, hoppy. Surprisingly flavorful for an organic. Great brew!
grimreaperguru (209) - santee, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a almost jet black color with an almost creamy tan head.Has a nice sent of coffee.The flavor was kind of a let down with a water down coffee malt taste.The body was medium with a dry coffee finish.Overall it was okay.
J_man (540) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a really dark beer especially for a lager, but is an absolutely beautiful garnet color under a strong light. Woody, chocolate and slight sour aromas topped with a medium tan head that is surprisingly voluminous and persistant. Unfortunately, those sour aromas follow in the taste and I don’t think these are intended. While it doesn’t seem to be the infected sour flavor, I think this is due to the fermenting at higher temperature (which I’ve tasted in homebrews before). While the sour dominates, there is some nice light milk and dark chocolate flavor in there and these actually hang around in the aftertaste which makes this a lot more drinkable. Finishes very dry with a woody, husky quality.
marcus (5011) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a huge tan head that won’t go away and a treacle aroma. There is a smooth dark malt flavor with a very dry finish. Easy to drink.