nuplastikk (4090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Dexters. Deep ruby-red-brown-black. Big, thick beige head. Odd astringently bitter aroma. As opposed to most LOF, this one doesn’t nail it. Light on the palate, mellow brown chocolate notes. Very easy drinking, an interesting session beer. Light, faint burnt notes. Fluffy body, no bitterness. End of the barrel, maybe it’s lost some of its carbonation. Nice, but not World Class. Lacks much depth, in a pleasant way. More chocolate tones as it warms.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at 2011 Denver Brew at the Zoo. Clear dark copperish brown with a medium sized head. Lots of earthy toffee on nose with some nutty cereal grains. Taste had a but of chocolate and some earthy nuttiness. Somewhat sweet with a subtle bitterness at the finish. Interesting, but tastes unrefined.
heemer77 (5078) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown nearly black body with a thin yellowish head. Nose of sweet caramel and peanuts. Also some apple. Taste is like peanuts and orange juice. A long malty finish. Decent.
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown color with a good head and lots of lace. The aroma has some herbal hops and a bit of coffee, some yeastiness, and a good dose of earth and chocolate. Teh flavor is earthy and very herbal, the beer is plenty bitter and dry featuring a nice smattering of noble hops. enjoyable!
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
a dark czech beer on tap at new belgium, little aroma, roasty and malty flavors. an ok lager
3fourths (7771) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
belgian yeast nose with notes of dried fruit, caramel and toffee. medium to thick body wih heavy chewiness and a rounded, full finish. syrupy caramel and estery finish. I have no fucking idea what style this is. czech lager? why does it taste like a belgian amber?
Nikiel (864) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap a New Belgium with Carla, Andrew, Natasha and Mark. Pours a light brown with off-white foam. Smells lightly sweet with hints of hops. Tastes light and crisp of barley, caramel and a slight bit of hops.
Ratman197 (8860) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of burnt carmel, dried fruit and light roastiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of burnt carmel, dried fruit and light roastiness with a smooth dry lingeing burnt carmel finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 Tap at the brewery. Dark Czech-style lager created by NB intern. Pours a dark red/brown appearance with a fairly small tan head. Dull dark malty lager aroma. Flavor is a pretty basic dark European Lager with dark malts, some bitterness, but still a smooth body. Reminds me of Krušovice Černe- dark lager beer with a bit more bitterness than a German Schwarzbier Nice job Drew!