FriendOfBeer (98) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste is of roasted malt, burnt toady, light caramel. Disappointing shirt finish and very small amount of bitterness. Overall full of tastes malt flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy
TXBadger (2003) - 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 (378) - 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.
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated based on notes taken 3 July 2012 -- Good but unremarkable Black lager.
thorongil2 (1860) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) clear dark brown with a small brown head; aroma of stewed fruit, roast; clean flavor with a long, light bitter finish
tapthis (173) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is brown in color with a 1 finger head and no lacing. Very nutty in taste as well as aroma. The mouthfeel has a bitter/biting taste to it
tx_jim (1) - - MAR 14, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black thick beer. Not a stout but great sipping flavor. Not great mfor after soccer, not what I would call refreshing. However a really enjoyable sit back brew.
ZacM612 (341) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with pale tan head. Coffe in the aroma. Malty flavor with a little chocolate.
ttutony (790) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with a light tan head that dussipates quickly. Aroma of roasted/toasted malt. Medium body. Lightly toasted flavors on the palate.
Travlr (16810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft. Dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is similar, light body. Not a fan.
JDBaker11058 (1614) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: attractive, very dark brown with ruby/caramel highlights and a big, frothy, creamy tan head that slowly shrinks, leaving rich swathes of lace. Aroma: wet newspaper and metal shavings, grassy hops, mineral water, light chalk and roast. Taste: light chocolate and pumpernickel toast, mineral water, grass, cardboard. Finish: dry, with flavors of talc and wet grass. Notes: Looked pretty, smelled lousy, tasted average. Bottle from Buddy’s (Drive Thru) Beer Barn in El Paso, Texas.