jsporrer (583) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2016
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a dark mahogany to black with an off-white ring. Light roasted malt aroma with hints of yeast. Smooth, light malt flavor with a slightly dry finish. Not very interesting or refreshing. Ordinary. OK but not remarkable.
Dorkenstein (396) - - FEB 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted malts and cocoa aromas. Taste is cocoa, raoasted malts, faint caramel and figs, then a touch of earthy hops in the finish.
Nejhleader (1431) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a nice chocolate malt aroma. Taste is a good slightly toasty malt with a nice chocolate aftertaste. Good.
Aggiebob (674) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. It poured a dark brown with a two fingers of a tan head that quickly dissipated. The aroma was a roasted chocolate malt, while the flavor included dark chocolate, raisins, and some coffee. The mouth feel was moderately thick and creamy.
dagimp (936) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2016 Re rating: So I bought a sixer of this and drank a couple. Really didn’t like it nearly as much as the first. Flavor was too mild and watered down. Decent but not worth buying
Really liked this one. Sort of like a Schwartzbier, sort of like a bock. Good aroma, mouthfeel and flavor. Winner!
JohnGalt1 (1448) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from the new Folly pack.
3/4" lite tan head drops leaving some lacing and rings... dark brown..not black.. clear deep chestnut red when held to a light.
Aroma is fruity yeasty notes and chocolate dark roasted malts.. cold instant coffee.. no hops to speak of. As it warms, some earthy hop notes become evident.
Dark malts and dark dried fruit are the main flavor components.. with more coffee at the front.. Chocolate grains and restrained dried cherries and raisins.. Hops are more prevalent than the nose.. earthy hops mix well with the front-side palate.. more yeasty fruitiness .. not Belgian but not necessarily American..not sure.
Fun beer that I always overlook just because it is on the shelves.
ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, poured into a plastic cup. The aroma is malty caramel with a light spice, and a late-emerging fudge with nuts. The beer is oily and clear with a caramel hue and a sudsy, tan head that displays good sofy retention and good lace. The taste is medium sweet and a mild, medium light bitter. The texture is oily and smooth with a mild fuzz. The medium body has flavors of dark fruit followed by chocolate and caramel. It finishes crisp and spicy clean with a slightly roasted tone and flavors of fudge and nuts. The aftertaste is mellow and lightly bitter with a roasted coffee hint, chocolate, and a smokey dryness.
firemarshal (203) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma is chocolate, nuts and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet but with enough hops to balance. The lager yeast is hard to discern, but the sweet nutty flavor is bold. A smooth sticky finish.
NikkTwist (2622) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Moriartys. Dark brown pour with some khaki foam. Burnt chocolate malts. Unexpected large amount of spicy hops. Cold coffee. Roasted nuts. Cocoa nibs. Celery hearts. Poppyseeds. Balanced but feels lacking a clear direction. Hints at a Doppelbock but feels more like a mix of a Black IPA and a Porter.
dambor (370) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with nice head. Aroma of chocolate, dark malt, with a touch of coffee. Taste: very nicely balanced black lager with a clear character. I like to chocolate taste, which is however not too intense. Very good.