aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color was dark brown/black. The head was thin, creamy, and off-white. The aroma was coffee, chocolate, and spice. The flavor was smoke, meat, and spice. The palate was lightly carbonated. The finish was roasty.
ben4321 (3335) - 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...
JustPlainLogan (45) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For a black lager, this reminded me a lot of a porter. Nice, thick palate and a taste that was all cream and coffee with a good bit of chocolate to boot. Donít remember too much about it other than that I greatly enjoyed it and look forward to getting more now that itís no longer at Oktoberfest and I can see straight again.
DrJekyllMrEric (8) - San Antonio Pero Aqui, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Dark beer Out of Texas. Served this after asking for íthe darkest beer in the biggest glassí in San Antonio. Tastes much like a stout, all the dark roasty flavors without the alcohol finish. Never one for Black Lagers but Ugly Pug has become a regular in my drinking collection.
Foxbush (1145) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery This black lager poured a very dark brown color with a decent tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts. The body was just short of a medium body. The carbonation was average. The taste of roasted malt was evident from the beginning. A very balanced beer. This beer was also enjoyed downtown at the Flying Saucer.
Getbetter (654) - Cucamonga, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
from a bottle.The pour is a dark ruby in color with a thick white head.There is a roasty with a light chocolate note with a thin body.
alcaponejunior (427) - Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty nice looking beer,, kinda reddish-dark brown in color, fairly clear but still dark enough to where itís hard to see very far through it, with a nice light brown creamy head that lasted a bit and left sheets of lace.
Aroma and flavors are somewhat malty, with a slightly detectable roastiness, but not bitter astringent roasts like a stout, and maybe a touch of bread and dark fruit, Not a lot of hops, but a slight sweetness comes through.
Somewhat brown-ale like overall, but lighter in body, which is more lager-like.and just a little thin.
Overall itís not too far off the mark for the style, although not outstanding.
Cybercat (2768) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap a deep, warm sable with a fairly thick tan head. Roast malt aroma has strong smoky, earthy and nutty notes plus a chocolaty hint. Flavor continues the roast malt theme plus nutty, earthy and subtle chocolate components. Firm texture has a strong and persistent fizz. This dogís gonna hunt all right.
ozarkspops (288) - - JUN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mostly black pour. Medium khaki head. Roasty aroma, but pretty subtle. Flavor is also quite roasty with a hint of charcoal. Pretty heavy body. Clean finish.
---Rated via iPhone
BeerFunGuy (406) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This black lager has an almost porter like taste. It has a strong aroma of coffee and chocolate. It is smooth with just a little bite.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kevinator (556) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Better than I remember. Roasted dark malt aroma. Dark brown color with brown head. Above average weight on the palate with normal carbonation. Nice roasted malt taste up front that lingers. It reminded me of some brown ales. Maybe even a little nuttiness. A little heavy when coupled with food but surprisingly good.