kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured to a dark brown-black color with thin tan head that lingered awhile and left okay lacing. Nose reminded me of a weak porter, with hints of chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts and a sniff of licorice. Mouithfeel was a little on the thin side, but slightly tingly as well. Taste picked up the aromas of the nose, and the finish, while a little watery, was pleasurable nonetheless. Not too bad.
PhillyCraft (2582) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle with keith. Poured dark brown with small white head. No lace. Lots of sweetness, roast, syrup, milk chocolate, soy sauce, tofee, and sugar full body. Doesn’t seem like a lager.
Mora2000 (5141) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. Aroma is toffee, toasted malt and some light smoke. The flavor is similar with some roasted malt and chocolate, as well as a hint of sweetness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
10/06/2010: McSorley’s Irish Black Lager... Aroma: Cocoa and oats. Appearance: Really nice pour; deep chocolate brown color with a reddish hue; mostly opaque, ample carbonation; thick, dense, and long-lasting 2-finger head of tan-colored foam; thick lacing. Flavor: Dry, roasty malt; molasses in the middle with a slight sweetness; coffee-like/light char in the finish. Palate: Medium-full; thick and creamy, but extremely smooth; filling; feels nitro induced. Overall: Flavorful and enjoyable; under-rated.
12 fl. oz. bottle from Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #210 for this beer.
Reynolds314 (1879) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tickers gotta tick I guess. This is as expected average watery lightly toasty lager without much going on. Some burnt hay and metal in there. Thin and meh.
Ernesto987 (3027) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ok decent roasty sweetish black lager, it’s good but easily forgettable already forgot it
OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle served in a pint glass.
A - Pours a very dark brown with a hefty mocha head that has pretty good staying power.
S - Dry roasted barley, toasted brown bread, mild caramel and cocoa.
T - Roasted malts, brown bread crust, mostly dry but some sweetness is mixed in as well. Faint cocoa comes through and the finish is dry with a bready aftertaste
M - Moderate carbonation, coarse at times, light bodied, dry finish.
Texture was a bit off but overall pretty solid for the style. Nothing fancy but a solid session beer.
Serving type: bottle
Niko100 (1674) - Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, & some cocoa/chocolate; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel, coffee, and some hops; Finish is slightly bitter; A little watery but decent.
Hispdcrash (1) - USA - MAY 11, 2013 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Similar to a strong brown. Not appealing to my taste. I will not drink again. Pass.
mnmike (942) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Strange categorization, but there’s some interesting elements here.
maekchu (1463) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Light coffee, anise, pine/cedar nose. Very dark, near black, little head. Smooth light choco initial / some tang and herbal notes / finish goes to tart prunes and then fades. Thin body. Okay. A bit watery. But basic flavors are intact