Dr_Fellini (413) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Saucy Ukiah. Pours a dark black color with a lasting thick deep tan head. Aroma is of strong roasted and burnt malts, hints of chocolate and coffee, with classic lager notes. Taste is a roasted bitterness with mild hints of coffee. Light in body with a lingering burnt bitterness. Pretty solid beer.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Flavor in Santa Rosa. Dark black pour weigh a fluffy tan head. Aroma is roasted malt. Flavor is crisp light roast. Some coffee notes. Really nice beer. Not heavy or cloying. Good balance.
Steve_0 (2652) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Flavor in Santa Rosa. Pour is pitch black with a big brown head and amazing lacing. Big roast, cocoa, coffee, slightly earthy, smoky, grassy, and malt aroma. Taste is toasty, dark chocolatey, lightly earthy, grassy, a touch of tobacco, char, somewhat leathery, and dark fruits with a big smoky bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Tasty beer.
DeclanT (59) - Tervuren, BELGIUM - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitcher on tap from Zeitgeist in the Mission, SF. Lovely dark stout, served cold and unremarkable but as it settles and warms a little a great bundel of flavours arise, coffee dominating for me. lovely interesting. Local beer.
high_on_hops (620) - Burlingame, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a solid black with a brown head. It has a nice aroma of dark malt, chocolate, coffee, and some smoke. The flavor is malt and dark chocolate up front, followed by a bittersweet middle and aftertaste over a medium body that is surprising considering the rich flavor. Easily one of my favorite lagers.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2013 Not a bad beer. Coffee and malt with a smooth creamy finish. It gets better as it warms up.
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Nate (3727) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Toronado. Great chocolate malt, roasted barley, light smoke - sweet and nutty. Dark black opaque with thin creamy lacing tan head. Medium body with high carbonation and a bit of fizz. Starts rich, malty with roasted barley, light smoke, and chocolate. Ground coffee notes with light carbonic tang. Nutty sweet finish with some light smoky after.
prawlie (1141) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Edinburgh Castle in San Francisco. Black with short lived head Roasty, with some chocolate sweetness. Decent. Nice light roasty, almost peaty aroma. Would make for a good session beer.
Prufrockstar (957) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap around the corner from Russian River while we waited for a table. Thankful the wait was long enough to experience this treat. To my knowledge this is my first dark lager. Dark brown color with tan head, looks and smells as inviting as any stout with notes of chocolate and coffee. Muted bitterness and some sweetness. Sweet coffee malty goodness - clean, clear taste. Very nice. Thanks to kmweaver for leading us here.
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bvc (1158) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Flavor. Deep chocolate brown with dark khaki head. Nice roasted nut, licorice, cocoa nib, faint grassy hop, patent malt. Somewhat creamy mouth feel, perfect carbonation. Roasty, dark nut, slight licorice...all the nose really. Drinks light and sessionable finishes clean with a touch of crisp hops. Could drink many of these.