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.
Ferris (2002) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Chocolate and caramel. Dark black brown with a nice beige head. Chocolate and lots of caramel, almost like a Rolo. I quite liked this, but have a hard time calling this a black lager.
Bif (1294) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a big head that fades rather quickly to bits of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts witha bit of coffee and grain. Taste of roasted malt coffee hint of chocolate and grain. Malty bitterness and finishes with a bit of lingering coffee. Fairly light body smooth and has nice flair. Enjoyable beer.
Haslinger (853) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle pours almost black, solid burned malt taste, kind of hoppy but missing something that would really make it pop, not bad but not really good
AirForceHops (2711) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle thanks to Phatdog1. Dark brown nearly black color. White Head vanished quickly. Nose of coffee and burnt caramel. Hints of roasted barley. Really thin watery body with a thin texture.
Nothing really wrong with it but it needs something to make it stand out. And the body needs to be beefed up. Much better out there in terms of style.
Hophaze (166) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black color and the taste is forgettable. Very thin and not much to it. Very average for a "craft beer"
drjay44 (2480) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a medium, well retained light beige head, over a clear brown (SRM 30) body.....nose is light cereal grains, with roasted malt tones including cocoa chocolate, faint hints of rubber, minimal esters and hops.....taste is light cocoa, hints of chocolate, minimal esters, light hops with light bitter finish.....mouth feel light of medium, carbonation low with light acid finish. This needs to be maltier with more oomph in the malt backbone, and the light chemical aroma is off putting. BJCP 6/3/10/4/5
mansquito (3105) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GumboBar, Galveston 12oz: Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is lightly roasted, somewhat chocolatey, and a bit of that slightly grainy lager smell. Taste is pretty similar. Slight bitterness. Restrained sweetness. Chocolate and roasted notes. OK.
DANEgerous (85) - Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Weak slight notes of wheat and nothing more.
Appearance: Black and amber hues
Taste: Fairly light mostly just kind of boring but it has a unique yet abrupt finish which is rather nice.
Palate: Garden verity in all regards
Overall: It is what something like Budweiser would taste like if it had any soul or value. It is somewhat interesting yet only somewhat. If you set your standard at something above mass produced uninspired trash it is not good nor bad just compliant. That said it is overall a nice entry if you want to get into beer that does not have Ads on TV, and lest face it if you are on this site chances are you are past that, recommend it to your "I only drink light!" friends.
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
4/18/2012. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Malt aromas with dark fruit, caramel and light hops. A bit watery with muted flavors.
ben4321 (3559) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is a touch thin, dark malts, roast, unsweet coffee...
Dark brown small head no lace...
Taste is malty, not sweet, not particularly bitter either...
Lightish body, touch thin, slightly dry finish...