KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a deep rich black with a reddish hue, it had a small creamy off-white head that dissipated almost fully although it did have some fair lacing.
The aroma was heavy of roasted chocolate malts a light sweet doughy yeast and a touch of resin hops with a hint of caramel and smidgen of coffee.
It tasted slightly sweet with a nice hint of chocolate in the beginning and finished with a nice bitter sweet flavor that had hints of chocolate, caramel and an had an ever so slight presence of dried fruit and hops at the end with the flavor fading quite fast.
Mouthfeel was medium to full in body with the texture being very creamy at first then becoming mildly dry with a flat carbonation.
Overall a very tasty brew, great for sitting around a fire on a cold night or having with dessert after dinner.
gripweed57 (1043) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Deep mahogany color. Fluffy beige head. Light roasted malt nose has a hint of nuts and smoke. Sweet roasted malt flavor has spicy notes. Milk chocolate, cola, raisins, vanilla and herbal hops.
melush (1429) - SPAIN - SEP 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl.
@ R & J Liquors, Granby, CO, USA
A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro.
T/S: Roasted malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate / Malta tostada, caramelo, cafe, chocolate.
floydian1 (1214) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle in Brisbane. This one has big (lightly milky) chocolate malts on the nose and tongue with a medium smooth palate and sweet biscuity finish. It’s all about the malts for this beer. Goes down easily with a lightish carbonation. Pours deep red-brown with a decent-sized foamy beige-coloured head.
Jlkerley (9) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delicious! Possibly the best black lager I have tried. Goes well on a warm fall day into a cool fall night.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
UDBeernut (2236) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with a tan head. Solid bitterness upfront gently washes away to chocolate sweetness. Medium body with light carbonation.
cmacklin (473) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with a medium, short lived, beige head that laces. Roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate. Sweet flavour of roasted malt and dark chocolate with a dry, coffee finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Smooth and very drinkable.
BeerRenter76 (341) - Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally rated on 1/10/08. Pours a nice very dark brown/ black body, the taste was a little toasty, with subtle hints of chocolate. Smooth and a little sweet,it is a little watery though. it still is a really good beer.
Chudwick (2498) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft - nose is caramel and bread. sweetish. Not much to this but I wouldn’t mind drinking a liter of this.
RebelSaint (7) - - AUG 8, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A roasty caramel aroma with a hint of coffee. Totally dark as a black lager should be. Minimal head. Heavy, coffee-ish taste with a hint of chocolate perhaps. While not at the top of its class, (Shiner Black Lager out-does it) it is nevertheless worth a quaff.
ozzy70 (205) - - AUG 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz.bottle into pint glass. Pours dark brown. Roast malt and coffee aroma and taste. Less bitter than expected.