Lagerboy (916) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Clear deep dark cola copper, big lasting frothy tan head. Sweet dark roasted malt, floral aroma. Taste is sweet toasty malts with a mild floral hop bitterness, some citrus, spice and light caramel. Lively carbonation, light-medium bodied, moderately hopped. Sweetens a bit too much as it warms. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
andrewturba (756) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark brown with an average sized tan head that leaves some lace on the glass. Aroma is citrus, crisp roasted malts, and maybe some faint noble hops. Flavour is crisp roasted malt, resin, grapefruit, coffee notes and lightly spicy.
Reimer96 (860) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark brown/black with a nice frothy light brown head with some nice lace. Aroma of citrus hops, roasted malts, orange peel and fruity esters. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, grapefruit, citrus and almost some bitter burntness on the finish. Excellent cascadian lager that clean and crisp in the finish and has a great balance of hops to malts.
Sammy (7740) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roast and a nice shwartzbier that has a reasonable amount of hops.
I had to look at this as a lager and not as the typical black ipa, which it would be ranked below the average mostly on palate as well as hops. Thanks Duffman.
RumRunner101 (584) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour. Roasted malt, light citrus, coffee aroma. Light hop profile (grapefruit) mixes well with roasted malts - some chocolate, coffee.
pintbypint (2290) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. Dark brown in colour, deep red highlights. Big creamy beige head, big lace rings. Hoppy nose, big citrus. Roasted malts in the mouth, earthy, bit of dark chocolate. Some late bitterness, a little black coffee, pine and earth aftertaste. Light body, carbonation is soft. A nice hoppy black lager that drinks very easily.
patricks110 (1487) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is a bit of a mess. Lacks the huge balance of a big roasted malt base and sticky resinous grapefruit. Regardless of that, the aroma has a tantalizing hint of smokey cocoa with a solid grapefruit hop up front. The first sip I find it to be watery and far too light in body for my liking. A bit sweet and a light smokey toasted malt. The dark appearance was rather deceiving and this beer just doesnít have the gusto for a great Black IPA.
DuffMan (5828) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2013 Bottle, shared with Parksy and Faysal. Very dark brown pour, beie head, frothy and lively. Beautiful zesty citrus hop aroma, very bold, certainly lots of fresh young pine and sweet citrus. Iím a little tipsy right now). Black malts with lots of fresh piny hops, not resinous or heavy, just fresh and foresty and a bit of citrus too. Fuck this really is so tasty and flavourful. We had the Cloak and Dagger just after and it didnít really come close.
Ferris (1313) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Some raisin and a mellow hoppy pine. Dark brown with a foamy but large brown head. Sweet fig, anise and piney hops with very little bitterness. Very odd, but this must be the lager, easy drinking and flavourful but not robust enough to hold my attention.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black,loose beige head.Tinny nose.Faint malt profile,metallic notes.Light hop finish. Lacks necessary roastiness for style
A poor attempt