DwightSchrute (51) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ugly Pug is a schwarzbier, or black lager. But the real story is its name. Fritz saw his mother-in-law’s pug, Oscar, lounging in a chair and he (Fritz) shouted, “What an ugly pug!” Everyone laughed. Your’re right – they were drinking a test batch that night.
Fatehunter (2060) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half finger of head on a dark brown body. Aroma is roasted malt and a little caramel. Taste is roasty, toasty and caramel. Good profile. Texture is crisp with soft edges. A solid Schwartzbier.
Bricktop86 (738) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap dark brown with a white head. Aroma is roasty and sweet with dark fruit. Taste follows nose.
MrBeerFanatic (964) - Friona, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark copper creamy head. Aromas caramel, light toffee light grass.Flavors light toffee, caramel light grass. Medium to light body, lightly sweet, bland aftertaste.
BrownPaperBags (16) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark, dark brown color. Not at all black when held to the light, even some clarity sneaks through. First striking feature is a well pronounced smokey character which is quite predominant both in the nose and taste. Excellent roast malt. Flavor is well developed but a little short of anything fantastic. Sometimes one-dimensional, simple roast caramel malt. A little bit of hoppy character somewhere in there. All in all a fresh black lager, very enjoyable.
Jyrsa (417) - - MAR 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours very dark clear ruby with a diminutive head. Nose has chocolate, burnt malt and vanilla. Mouth follows suit with a finish of chocolate malt. Crisp, neither sweet nor bitter with low carbonation and a smooth palate.
SG111 (1009) - New York, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Flying Saucer. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is chocolate, malt. Stout. Flavor is chocolate, malt. Stout. Decent.
islay (2028) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2016
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
20 oz. at California Pizza Kitchen at DFW airport. Consumed on 2.11.16. Medium to dark brown. Moderate amount of light taupe head. Amber hue to the liquid. Simple, malty aroma. Toffee scent. Toasted to roasted malt taste. Light to med body. Soft and smooth in palate. Reasonably lively. Boring but inoffensive and accessible. My notes are few, which often is a sign of an underwhelming beer. Not the most interesting craft beer, actually one of the least interesting craft beers I’ve had.
SHIG (4380) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a caramel brown and tan head. Aroma is bubblegum and Malts. Nice soft malts little sweetness in the finish.
TXBadger (2385) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with tannish colored head. Roasted malts and a little raw cocoa on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with roast, and smooth.
944play (394) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Hoffbrau Steaks, Amarillo. Diamond bright chestnut with mere wisps of foam. Served very cold, so scant licorice and metallic aromas barely make it out of the glass. Garden variety gingerbread malt structure and a fermentation character that prints a bit homebrewy are not overly impressive. Big body for a sessionable lager.