BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap served by Tomme. Apperently this is Serpents Stout runoff mash. Great, easy drinking Dark Lager. Pours with a thick, light brown head covering a very dark brown body. Roasted malt aroma that is a little salty. Taste is coffee and a bit salty but still finishes quite sweet. Slightly fizzy mouthfeel, but still goes down great.
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by emacgee and aubreya! Thanks! I didn’t write too many notes for this one but it was most likely because I was enjoying it so much. Very nice beer here--roasted malt and chocolate flavors come to mind. This was one of the best beers of the night in my opinion. I’m really digging on the lower alcohol offerings nowadays and this has everything I want in a beer. Wish this was available in 6 packs.
emacgee (3875) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got it from South Bay. Pours a dark black with a one finger tan head. The nose is very roasty, burn popcorn, light hop presence, doesn’t smell like most lagers I’ve had. The flavor is very very roasty, burnt popcorn, lacks the flavors I’m used to in lagered beers. Great sessionable dark beer. Has a nice carbonation and finishes roasty.
hopscotch (8549) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Thinkin’ ‘Bout Thirteen Hours O’ Drinkin’ (tew man wrecking crew)... Pitch black lager with a small, creamy, beige head. Terrific retention. Acrid coffee and cocoa with nutty notes and a whisper of smoke comprise the aroma. Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. Tips just slightly onto the bitter side of balance. Moderate acidity. Lengthy, acrid, charcoal finish. Kudos to mgumby10 for sharing the bottle!
BlackForestCO (975) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by mmtmatrix. Poured a deep brown color with ruby highlights and a thin beige head that diminished to a ring. Aroma of smoky dark malts with light chocolate and some roasted coffee. Moderately sweet entry with some smoked malt leads into a finish with more light smoke and some fruity undertones. Smooth, solid mouthfeel. Thanks for sharing Malcolm.
mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep black in color with a off white head. Chocolatety roasty malty aroma. Molasses caramel and vanilla notes. Chocolatety malty caramel toffee flavor. Full bodied. Roasty light bitter finish. Very drinkable.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown/black, with a small, light beige head. Smells of some nice roasty malts, hints of subtle coffee, dark fruit, and yeast. The flavor is lightly sweet, with the roast and dark fruit balancing each other out admirably. A decent bitterness lingers on the palate in the finish, and even leaves behind traces of tartness. The finish is pretty roasty overall though, with a fruity residue left on the lips. Very nicely done schwarzbier.
beerbill (3274) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with hellbilly. Pours dark brown, not quite black, with a moderate tan head that lasted until mid-glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and just a touch of chocolate. The flavor is more intense than the aroma with roasted malt, coffee, and some chocolate. Quite smooth at the finish with very mild bitterness. Medium bodied. Very sessionable - if this was available in my area, it would be one of my "go to" beers.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, nearly black with ruby edges. Quickly diminishing foam. Smells like a Schwarzbier should with notes dried chocolate, cocoa and dried coffee grounds. Flavor is well balanced, with schwarzbier dryness and notes of dried chocolate and fruit. Let’s not get carried away here. It’s a well made beer. I think Kidd Lager is better.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark clear blackish pour with a small but creamy brown head. I was actually surprised at how dark this was. Tons of dark roasted malt and coffee in the aroma. Lots of dark caramel malt and coffee in the flavor as well, with just a touch of hop bite on the finish. Very good, but not quite great. I would definately enjoy it again.