auto (163) - California, USA - APR 3, 2004
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
(tap @ hoptown pleasanton). i think the waitress may have used our sample as her ashtray because that's what it tasted like. this is one beer that i had no desire to drink after a sip or two. really shitty.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - APR 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2007 Sewer aroma with burnt onion. Tastes like cigarettes. I think i gotta rerate this one.
dark brown. vanilla cappuccino aroma. flavor is vanilla & toast. burnt wet cigs-> AGAIN!
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2004 on tap at the Kezar near haight. black color with a thin tan head, medium stay. high hop bitter, burnt/toasted malt. no aroma, med carbonation.
dahatherley (35) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Cato's. Black body with brown head. Sweet chocolate aroma. Malty chocolate coffee flavor. Carbonation is very flat. Found this beer to be much mellower than others have.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 20, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black color, with a dark purple tint that rather pretty. Medium head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. A medium bodied Schwarthbeir. Malts are roasted, coffee and chocolate. Hops are slightly bitter. Very smooth. Lots of flavor. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
whatusay (20) - San Francisco, USA - MAY 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap: Black appearance with a light brown head. Great coffee and roasted malts taste. Very crisp beer with tons of flavor.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gah! Too much coffee flavor. This is a lager? Who knew? It grew on me, but I'm not as nuts about it as other folks seem to be...
Crit (3070) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with light brown thick head. Roasted nose. Full bodied roasted espresso flavor.Great lace
jazz88 (2466) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 17, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Toronado in San Francisco. Solid black with a laced light-brown head which was highly diminished. A sweet roasted malt aroma and flavor. Coffee flavors pour through the aftertaste. A real treat.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - JUL 26, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep dark color and dark flavors like espresso and cocoa. Perfect sweetness and strength. Delightful.