daniela (9) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
mmmm.. dark-roasted malt. smoked walnuts. burnt caramel. the thick dark bread my german momma sends me. substantial and sweet but not cloying. a mouthful of warm flavor that is still refreshing.
relies on the roasted malts rather than the hops for the bitter character.
DBob5150 (175) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little confused, my label says "Black Lager" although according to the the description and taste I believe it’s the ale. Regardless it pours a deep dark amber with a creamy head. The aroma is a sweet coffee, toffee and caramel. Taste is a crisp, slight coffee, hops and mocha. Finishes fairly clean, slight aftertaste.
Mep3222 (287) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice roasted malt aroma and flavors without being heavy. Some cocoa aroma and flavors. Full flavored and has some stout flavors but not as heavy. Has some refreshing crisp qualities as well. Enjoyable if you wasn't the roasted malty cocoa characteristics of a stout but lighter.
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geeklimit (127) - USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a translucent cola color with loads or carbonation and a large cream head. Black licorice aroma with a lingonberry or currant undertone? Milk chocolate taste with dark chocolate middle. Clean and lighter than expected palette with some back-of-the-throat acridity. Slightly smoky malt aftertaste.
wmatyi (8) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a nice head, dark coffee like color, taste of mild chocolate and has a great malty carmel goodness, very drinkable and I would consider a bit lighter for the style.
malrubius (1548) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Heinens. Dark brown with lasting head and full lace. Chocolate bready aroma. Mild dry chocolate with hints of cinnamon and woody hops. Medium light body. Been letting it warm a little to see if there is anything really interesting about it but I gave up. Good.
chucklemation (270) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a small white head. Has a chocolate and coffee aroma. Flavor is also chocolate and coffee, with a touch of malts and bitterness. Taste and feel are both a tad light. But I’ve also tried his from a bottle and had a stronger, better flavor. I will revisit this soon, as it is decent and I want a better judgment of it.
1guywith_aboat (138) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Pours a very dark brown with clear dark copper edges with off white cap. Spotty lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, yeast, toffee, and chocolate. Flavor follows with some light fruity esters. Body is slick and medium-light. Drinks like a light bodied stout. Very tasty but not too interesting. Good beer.
floydslip (125) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep mahogany beer with a foamy light beige head. Fairly light nose with some bitter chocolate, candied nuts, and salt. Flavor is much richer than the aroma with an initial burst of smoky burnt chocolate followed by vanilla bean, a little bit of hazelnut, and some sweet malt. This culminates in a touch of bitterness. The body is surprisingly light with perky carbonation, which makes it seem less full-flavored than it actually is. Good beer that can be drunk in quantity.
lukedarock (77) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like a different style but very good, taste is somewhat toffee like or chocolate with a medium to light body, smooth as can be very drinkable a beer that surprised me!
Erikh04 (97) - - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from six pack with Wayne. Good beer. Hard to describe the aroma and aftertaste. Kind of sweet and spicy. Would get again.
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