nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 11, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Many times. From tap at Lanesplitter in Oakland, Berkeley and at Vapariso.. Varies sometimes, but pretty consistent. Coffee, roasty, smoky aroma and flavors. A good hop punch too. Great flavor from what appears to be Nugget hops? Drinks so much like a quaffable ale I sometimes forget this is a lager. Very enjoyable, and my personal favorite of all dark beers in this alcohol range. A great beer. Thanks Brian!
Garigar (17) - Donostia-San Sebastián, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Weak aroma in the beginning continued by a welcoming nice cereal taste. It just looks wonderful, so dark in the pint glass. unexpectedly wonderful to accompain with mac and cheese and bbq ribs.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at Toronado in SF. VERY dark beer. Would have sworn by the look that it was a stout. Poured dark brown no head. Taste was light sweet milk, malts, and molases. Slightly bitter finish. Very good beer.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at The Toranado, SF, CA. Beer is opaque, dark brown with a tiny, frothy, white, mostly and quickly diminishing head.<P>
The aroma is malty with moderate-to-heavy notes of lacto-creamy milk chocoate, moderate notes of coffee, caramel, roasted grain, lighter notes of toasted nuts, blackstrap molases; Hoppy with light notes of herbal resin/pine; Yeasty with a trace of dough; Miscellaneous trace notes of tart berry and dried black fruits.<P>
The favor is moderately sweet, moderately-to-heavily bitter, lightly acidic with a long, warm, moderate-to-heavily bitter, lightly sweet, grippy finish. Roasty on the rets.<P>
The body is medium, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 21st Amendment brewpub as a guest beer. Seems that 21st is carrying a lot more guest beers these days due to the overextended demands of canning their own beer and trying to serve tap beer to a thirsty public at the pub. This beer pours dark brown with a big beige head. The finish is tart sourness. Has a strong chocolate aroma. Great lacing left behind in the glass. The finish is very drying and chalky. Again, a WAY overrated beer by some.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pitch black in color with a frothy, tan head. Rich roastedvmalt aroma with yeastiness. Strong smoked flavor with a slight fruitiness. Clean, dry finish with a residual smokiness.
YogiBeera (2554) - New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
LOL - Nice when my notes say Death in Texas - hehehe. Nice black color, tan head. Nice roasted malt nose - medium long lasting. I would say this is not a Schwarzbier. It is a unique creation - and that is truly tasteable.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
24 april 07 on tap. very dark! aroma of smoke, licorice. Flavors of salami, smoke. very dark roasted malt flavor. awesome texture. full bodied. rich long lasting smoke finish.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - APR 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the Linkery. Dark color, aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is strong on the coffee with a sour, almost bitter finish. A little watery - almost like a foreign stout. Pretty good as a session beer, but nothing about this beer grabs my attention.
Papsoe (25068) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(On tap - Toronado) Completely opaque black with a dense and creamy, beige head leaving laces. Lightly burned, licorice-like aroma. Medium body with roasted - lightly burned - malt, again with some licorice. Very bitter finish. Excellent. 250307