ewestern (254) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep copper color. Sweet aroma of brown sugar, spices, and hops with a somewhat earthy undertone. Flavor is mostly caramel and biscut with spices, raisin, and hints of chocolate. Slight tartness at the end that hangs, mild carbonation, easy to drink.
jehoesefat (214) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet chocolate aromas. Pours black with a light tan head. Bitter flavors, goes down smooth.
beerbastard (631) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Dark reddish brown pour. Lots of lace. Abbey style yeast in the nose, with lite roasted caramels and coffee. Nutty fruit flavors, mildly sweet. Easy to drink and very enjoyable. Clean finish.
xBEERxNOLA (51) - - MAR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour - med brown black. Heavy head.
Aroma - slight malt. Not much there.
Mouth - carbonated. Very carbonated.
Taste - very pleasant light malt flavor at the finish. Very light malt.
Overall - not bad. Very light and flavorful.
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 (288) - 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 (129) - 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 (1557) - 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 (276) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 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. Overall this is pretty decent, but not too memorable.
1guywith_aboat (145) - 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.