pumpmaster (1203) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce can purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $8.99/6-pack Very good.
Beerandsex (12) - Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma of dark malts, with perhaps a hint of chocolate. Through halogen the color is deep ruby red; otherwise black. A tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Substantial mouthfeel, hint of sour, which could be the acidity. There is a toasted malt aspect, but in the end there is a very light bitter. Quite nice. Relatively dry.
kevd193213 (901) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught sample. Reddish brown pour. Aroma of faint bitter chocolate and nuts. Medium bodied, very smooth finish.
Nephilium (1462) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild roasted aroma, pours a clear ruby red with a thin off-white head. Mild chocolate and roasted notes, fading to a short roasted finish. Light bodied, and really easy drinking. Most of the complexity comes from the malts, with just a small hint of hop characteristics. This is one you could sit and drink all day.
spatenfan (43) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was the one that started me on a path to better craft beer. Dark, sweet, and a hint of smokiness.
jayzz (477) - Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, sweet, very easy drinking. Feels light in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.
Ed5388 (2441) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Ptaz! Thanks bro! Pours a dark brown color with ruby red highlights and a finger of frothy tan head. Aroma of lightly roasted coffee, cocoa powder, toasted nuts, and whole wheat bread. Taste of bitter weak day old coffee, earth, nuts, caramel, and whole wheat bread.
JStax (3431) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear brown with a beige head of foam. Good retention. The aroma is roasty and nutty, good malt presence. The taste is delicate nutty notes with mild sweetness. Medium to high carbonation. Light to medium body. Pretty enjoyable.
Lagerboy (1481) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml can as New Belgium 1554 Black Lager. Clear deeper copper, finer lasting tan foam. Darker c-malt nutty chocolate aroma. Taste is roasty toasty malty caramel, milk chocolate, nutty, faint Noble influence. Average carbonation, medium bodied. Very nice. MLF (More Lagerboy Friendly)
voyageurmike (122) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
6-pack from Giant, served in tulip glass. Very dark brown, faint malt nose, minimal head from light carbonation. Mildly bitter taste and nice clean finish.