Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Very roasty. Smells like a porter. Citrus lemon or something in the back.
A: Looks good, Head retention is alright. Color is dark brown clear reddish.
T: Tastes like porter meets lager (dare I say baltic porter) Nah, more acid citrus note. A little thin and light. Watery. A bit malty.
P: Very light on the palate. Some decent flavors.
This is a pretty solid beer. Nice roasty note balances well with the maltyness. A solid everyday beer.
tfontana (619) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Appearance is dark brown/mahogany with 1/2 finger-width light brown head with poor retention to ring. Aroma is toffee, light fruit. Taste is roasted malt with toffee, mild dark fruits, European hops. Palate is medium bodied with thin, creamy texture, average carbonation with fruity, toffee more sweet than bitter finish. Overall, a dark beer with a pretty light palate that still packs a decent amount of flavor.
Cajun (291) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUL 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - Pours rich dark brown with some red, white sudsy head. Coffee, chocolate, dark sweet fruit, roasted malt. Mild drinkable flavors of the same.
Jabah (369) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent flavor and feel for the style. Appears heavier on the malt than actually is. Flavors of mild chocolate, light hops, with a yeasty finish. Balance is ok, but borderline macrobrew feel. Something along the lines of a black and tan.
axl (518) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pitch black with tan head. Aroma of aroma is roasted malts, light coffee, and light liqorice. Taste is similar with light roasted malts, chocolate, light roasted coffee and light liqorice as well as a soft bitterness in the finish. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation and slight roasted bitter aftertaste.
Ferris (12151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Cocoa and some toast. Jet brown with a nice beige head. Light cocoa and dark toffee malts. Cocoa is the dominating smell and taste which is odd for the style.
Omar1991 (10) - - JUN 5, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the by far one of the best beers I've ever tried. Very well balanced with smoky and very subtle chocolate notes. Looks fantastic and goes down very easy with no aftertaste . Highly recommend
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superspak (4486) - Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 4/3/2016. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light cocoa/coffee, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light cocoa/coffee, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, brown bread, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light cocoa/coffee, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roasted character as well. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice dark lager. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. This tastes like a cross between schwarzbier and dunkel lager styles. A very enjoyable offering.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4349) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Antenna America.
Served in a lager glass it is a deep brown with red accents that verges on black and an impressively thick beige head. The aroma is soft cocoa, chewy breadiness and an enticing semi-spicy quality. Medium to full bodied with a chewy texture but a raspy carbonation.
The taste is very quaffable with a balanced roast edge merged with chewy chocolate buns. Malt forward, tasty and interesting. A surprise hit with me.
drpimento (3020) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oh hey, this is some fine, fine product. Aroma is roast malt, cocoa, coffee, ether. Flavor’s similar to nose with roast malt sweet tang up front, then a touch of bitter. Great body. Super drinkable.
Sebilinz (1696) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown body tan head. Very nice roasted and caramel malts and cocoaaroma . Taste is nearly the same but with some spices. Mouthfeel is a little bit thin. Aftertaste is roasted malts and some malty sweetness. Very nice black lager.