monk191 (1092) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of the better black lagers we've had. Pours a beautiful thick black with a tan head. Smells of coffee, vanilla, a smokiness, and rainy forest. Tater is like buttered popcorn, coffee and a nice creamy vanilla finish. Had on tap at Billcos.
beertholomeus (891) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt and caramel aroma and flavor. Medium body and carbonation with a chocolate and malt finish.
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small head. Not much aroma, a little bit of breadiness and berry. Good flavor and body: surprising refreshing and light with some bread and citrus notes as well as subtle roasted coffee bean notes. If you aren’t a dark beer drinker, don’t be turned away by the appearance. It’s very light and refreshing!
bmsulliv (187) - - OCT 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent black lager but nothing special. Like a German schwarzbier with more stout like qualities.
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DedicatedToFun (3056) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome stout pleasantly surprised drank at zeitgeist in SF with friends, dark smooth yummy
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Hopmonk, Sebastol location. Smoky and yet smooth creamy. Black coloured. Great drinkability, even for lunch without the sweetness or peatiness from some smoked bears. Its the Death on Taxes on smoke heaven steroids. Notes Very floral rather than overwhelming smoke aroma
doublebock (514) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with thin beige head. Rich malty dark chocolate nose. Prominent toasted malt flavor with tobacco and a nice port like kick.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Monk’s Kettle in SF. Pours dark, thick black with a creamy light tan head. Big beer in so many ways. Burnt grains, sweet molasses, sharp bitterness. Good, but feels a bit harsh after awhile... mostly in a good way.
anders37 (17537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty bready chocolate and caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with bready hints. Has a roasted malty chocoalte and caramel finish.
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade 8BC, kld., DK-1655 Copenhagen, Denmark.
Dark dark black brown colour with a small large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, light bread, light moderate hoppy, pine - grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, roasted - burnt bitter, chocolate - caramel sweet, hoppy background, crispy hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.