kramer (5005) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle, via FlacoAlto. Pours a dark brown body, very much like molasses in it’s appearance, with a small brown head that retained as a thin covering. Really great nose of coffee, dry roasted malt, and some hoppiness. Nice clean flavor with a roast and coffee all over the place, some black strap molasses. I love the dark malts with the smoothness and cleanliness of a lager. Moderate bitterness from both the roasted malt and some gentle hopping on the finish. This is really tasty, and a style that I wish more brewers would attempt. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and fairly crisp with perfect soft fizzy carbonation. This is a beer that I would drink a lot of in the summer/fall if I had access to it easily. There is an incredible amount of flavor to this for just a 5% ABV beer.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black color with brown highligts and a medium, light brown head. Very pleasant aroma of coacoa, molasses and malt. Solid flavor of molasses, coacoa and malt, it’s moderately sweet and then bitter in the end. The body is light with an oily texture and soft carbonation. The best schwarzbier I’ve had, verry impressive.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottles from Capones and Sparky27 - thanks! Dark brown pour with a beige head. Aroma is roasty and coffeeish. Flavor has a nice coffee/light porter thing going on that I enjoyed. Solid mouthfeel. Not my favorite, but a solid performer that went well with some mixed grill items.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black in color with a thin layer of brown lacing. The nose shows off coffee, dark caramel and malt. The nose is pretty simple but comes off as almost deep. In the mouth it is medium-bodied with good balance and a finish of bitter coffee. A strange combination of "heavy" attributes as well as "light".
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty smokey aroma. Favor of burnt coffee, malt and smoke. Some vegetable tastes come through. Not my favorite Port Brewing beer.
dmac (4045) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber from the Beer Yard had at the end of the night so my notes could have been a little bit better. Pours a deep dark brown with a large foamy light beige head. Aroma is roasty, with notes of coffee and chocolate but also a little bit of mustyness. Flavor is even better then the aroma and the mustyness is missing and simply the raostiness from the malts shine through with a toasty slightly choclate flavor. One nice beer but the name made me think I was getting something light but instead it’s a pleasant dark lager instead.
ChazMania (653) - Pasadena, California, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. I was very surprised by this being called a lager. It seems to me much more like a porter. Its dark and thick. The flavor has a very malt and roasty coffee flavor. Easy to drink but very thick and chewy which is different from other lagers that i’m familiar with.
BMan1113VR (7863) - 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 (3954) - Durham, 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 (4030) - 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.