3fourths (8236) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2013 bottle-conditioned 33cl 2013 batch. hazed dark brown body with a fine-bubbled tan head with some retention and lacing. malty aroma with a lot of toasted grains and black patent char and dry licorice notes, but also a subtle gaminess (wet dog hair, animal scat / soil). medium-light body, medium sweetness, mild bitterness. very much in the vein of Czech tmavy: lots of chewy dark caramel malt and charred black malt but absent the roast of German-style schwarzbier. crunchy, toasty and lightly husky malt flavor. good calcium / mineral character plays nicely with Munich-like cookie batter, caramel, vanilla and nut character. rich, chewy, round, enjoyable malt savoriness. thankfully the early gaminess goes away after some time, or I get used to it enough that it’s not an issue. quite good, but for the price I will buy Session Black in bulk and be happy enough.
MikeJslc (759) - USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown, clear, tan head. Aroma: bready malt, biscuit, cocoa. Flavor similar with baker’s chocolate, some earthy notes. Finishes dry. Easy drinking.
waiake (192) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours dark brown with a frothy tan head, rich malty aroma of roasted coffee chocolate, taste is similar bitter roasted malty nutty refreshing, very nice
Dervock (505) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - pours black with a tight at head. Roast mlt, cereal and a slight funk. Rost malt bitterness and a lingering dry finish. Lively carbonation, bit too much.
Lagerboy (1331) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle, 5% ABV. Deep dark clear caramel copper, lasting rocky tan foam. Aroma is medium toast roast c-malt. Nutty toasted mild chocolate/caramel malty sweet taste, some earthy noble hop. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, lightly hopped. Well done. MLF (More Lagerboy Friendly)
skortila (4620) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Moa, Blenheim. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is roasty, bit fruity. Cloudy, orange-brown coloured with an off-white head. The taste is light bitter, bit dusty, roasted, bit citric.
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 l bottle, thanks hanniku and Antti! Dark brown color. Aromas of cocoa, roasted nuts and licorice. Very nutty taste with cocoa, licorice and old coffee. Medium body. OK softly roasty beer.
TBone (12998) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@HBF. Dark brown color, small beige head. Chocolate, malts in the aroma. Active carbonation, medium-bodied. A bit vegetably, chocolate So and so, some disturbing flavors. Aroma is good.
Patrickctenchi (4090) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a huge, thick, dark tan head.
Chocolate, raspberry aroma.
Chocolate, roast coffee, dark fruit/berry flavours.
Increasing roastiness to an almost smoky finish.
Light, but very good.
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is good, the body black. It smells malty, darkmalty, aromatic. Taste is darkmalty, aromatic, full taste, roasty, very nice. 3.8
portableparty (1956) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tight soapy off white head that slowly settles to a thin film and full collar. Aroma is bitter with some roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is more bitterness and slight vegetable roasted malt and chocolate/green pepper. Palate is thin fizzy. Nice $2 bottle.