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 (4543) - 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 (658) - 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 (7898) - 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 (4009) - 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 (4299) - 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 (9996) - 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 (978) - 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 (2142) - 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.