ekoerper (548) - Iowa, USA - JUN 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: mellow roast notes, coffee and chocolate, very light hop character, crisp and clean.
Appearance: black in color, fairly opaque, thick off-white head, great retention and lacing.
Flavor: smooth roast, toasty, light base malt character, coffee, light chocolate notes in the background, very clean and refreshing, pleasant dry finish.
Palate: creamy/smooth texture, relatively light body with medium carbonation.
Overall: a really great session beer, this would definitely be one of my go-to beers if I lived in the area. Mellow and drinkable while maintaining enough complexity to keep it interesting.
beersearcher (1956) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A keg made it’s way from the F-W International to L.A. and I was lucky enough to get the first glass out of the tap. A really strong brew that retains the typical lager character. Refreshing and complex.
lightandrhythm (63) - - MAY 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smokey yet bright. Delicate toasty malts and a smooth mouthfeel make this an all the time refreshing dark lager
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BVery (4249) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Hopmonk Sonoma. Big dark pour with a nice creamy head. Mild chocolate, lighter palate, really nice session beer.
sloshgator (172) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste is kind of dry for style. I had to try hard to get the malt flavors. Hint of chocolate comes through occasionally.
BilgeRat415 (11) - - MAR 1, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark, delicious, and very drinkable. The low ABV makes it, by far, my favorite beer to session.
msante79 (2124) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado. Pours really dark brown with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts with coffee and some chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, and some molasses. Body is a little thin but almost has a porter quality. Pretty solid for a lager.
yngwie (10760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ølfestival 2011. It pours a creamy beige head of fingerthick size over a more or less pitch black body. Some lacings too. Roasted malts, a touch of coffee and a faint vegetal hint in the aroma. The flavor is mostly roasted and coffee-ish, both initially and in the end. Smooth, yet a bit flat, medium body, dry. A sort of unusual beer, but nice indeed. 110528
peteinSD (958) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Toronado SF. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is heavy and dry roast with crisp and bitter hops. Some chocolate in the taste with the roasted malt and bitter hops the main feature. Highly drinkable, very enjoyable beer.
darn1207 (1709) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried this on tap at Flavor restaurant in santa rosa. This was toward the end of our n.california trip and I remember not being in the mood for this style at all -- was looking forward to a sour lovefest at russian river. But this was the best rated of the moonlights and I’d missed it a couple other places. So... dark malk, smoke, chocolate aroma. taste follows suit with nutty, ashy, dark chocolate. very nice creamy texture. even not in the mood - enjoyed this quite a bit. 7.8