MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
black with tan head, wisps remain. Anise and faint manure nose, sugary brownie muting it all. Sugary chocolate liquors early on front before marshmallow sweetness dominates mid with some roast emerging late in finish alongside light plastic. Sticky and full body, sugars all over the end.
samsmith33 (772) - - APR 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A gorgeous looking beer. I?d give it a 6 for appearance if it let me as I don?t think i?ve. Ever seen a beer behave this way upon pouring. Almost like it is creaming bubbling up in the bottle. Dark black, big big big tan head. Mighty bubbles. Great legs. Aroma is mineral, chocolates. Taste is the same with some toasted barley. Creamy feel, with some zip. A very nice beer. Very different. Very interesting. Only "downer" is that I think 22 oz. is really the limit on what you can stand because of how rich it is. This is from 3.13.14.
hotstuff (4762) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 7-20-2011 (Bottle) This beer has a small light brown head that mostly diminishes, black as night opaque body, suspended carbonation, and no lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and hops. The taste is lightly bitter, hops, roasted, and has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is medium-full bodied. For some reason the flavor of this beer fell short for me. It needs more flavor.
AgentAle (1400) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a rich maltiness with roastiness. Some smokiness and fig notes aswell. Taste is a very sweet and rich maltiness that finishes with a bitter and roastiness. Body is very dark with a light brown head thst retains reasonably. The complex body finishes slightly shallow.
ttroha (489) - Americus, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Lazy Dog. Dark in color with white head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Taste of sweet chocolate. Very good.
JHeath99 (1642) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap from Lazy Dog. Press a dark dark brown with a thin layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of roasted malt. Taste pretty much the same with hints of peanut butter.
olio (8782) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours pitch black color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of licorice, wood, caramel malts, some nutty notes, cocoa and fruits, faint berry notes also. Flavor of tar, caramel, syrup, smokey ham hints, some coffee notes appear also, chocolate, wood, soy and grain. Strong carbonation, some hops might have faded a bit as this was a bit older bottle. Very tasty and quite massive feel for a Schwarzbier.
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Opaque black pour with little head. Great malty taste with a bitter finish. Good carbonation with some higher carbonation. Great tasting beer for the style.
rand (1470) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650 ml from erzbierschof.ch. All black with a moccha brown head. Roasted aromas, smoke, strong, plum, coffee. The mouth is smooth and sticky, torrefied with notes of molasses and burnt sugar, tobacco, cocoa, toast, prune and tar. Bitterness of burnt braided of hops. Complex beer with a roasted and dry finale.
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a lovely surprise. I was expecting, based on the label of "black lager" it would be thin and weak like most beers advertised as "black xyz:" thick flavorful wonderful.