JohnGalt1 (1663) - 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 (1117) - 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 (204) - 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 (2714) - 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 (397) - 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.
oskart (60) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice dark brown color with slightly persistent head. Lasting semi sweet bread aroma. Malty taste of grain and bread with a medium mouthfeel. Faint carbonation.
k0mpsa (2464) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at charles street, mariposa. Black color, tanned head. Aroma has roasty notes, chocolate and some malty sweetness. Taste has chocolate, burnt sugar, some coffee.
60minuteman (1335) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth and balanced. Chocolate roasted malts and hops. Empty follow through, the beer simply disappears, a good sign of a good beer I say. Simple and sweet.
lbianchi66 (318) - FRANCE - DEC 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Robe brune avec des reflets cuivrés. Arômes de chocolat noir et café. Goût chocolat, fumé, fruits noirs, caramel, biscuit. Final fumé. Longue en bouche. Une bonne bière.
kingaugusta (235) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
deep red with a quick off white head. Nose is roasty with a touch of brown sugar. flavor quickly shifts from roasted to a fairly generic sweetness and a dry finish. a little sticky but a very good example of the style