madmitch76 (13350) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
27th August 2012
Opaque dark brown - black beer. Small dark tan head. Palate is light and dry. Dry dark malt, little cream. However the malt is over roasted making for an unpleasant burned flavour. Finishes tangy and dry.
cgarvieuk (13160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home...deep black ...big tan head ....soft toffee roast nose.. Bitter chocolate roast ...soft sweet toffee ok
Theis (12753) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Fanø Slumber Party 2012. Pitch black – ok brown head. Chocolate, roasted, nice malty. ok light hoppy, light burned, nice fat body, high roasted, light smokey malts, Lovely.
harrisoni (12651) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from GBBF 2012. Black beer with big thick tan head. Authentic choccy schwarz aroma. After that things turn more American. Big huge everything afterwards. Aroma a bit like the Klosterbrau schwarz from Bamberg on draught. But the malts are thicker in the mouth here. More hops too. More bitter on the finish. Good thick malty bitter black lager. If anything it just doesn’t need so much bitterness. Good go at the style though. Very impressive. I find this very approachable. Choc is good, bitterness is good, but because it’s a lager it’s still light and agile. Big fan of this. Yep pretty damn good.
yngwie (12612) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rogue, San Francisco. An almost black one, with a small light beige head. The aroma is roasted, with toffee and coffee. Decent bitterness in the flavor, along with the roasted malts, coffee and toffee found jun the aroma, as well as dark chocolate. Medium body, dry, and with a nice carbonation level. Bitter finish. A rally pleasant lager. 130805
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown body with a dark brown head. Rich chocolatey aromas with earthy African sugars and malted milk. Has a nice earthy chocolatey character and lots of bitterness. Not really a schwarzbier per se, but a different and very taste take on a black lager.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of ilovedarkbeer) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, dirty socks, toasted grain, and chocolate. Flavor of heavy roasted malt, burnt grain, dark chocolate, pine, and earthiness with a dry, lingering moderately bitter finish. Nicely done!
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Medium tan head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, bittersweet chocolate/cocoa. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, bittersweet chocolate, some burnt, grassy, light sourness. Smooth medium body, low carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering @BT courtesy Ibrew2or3-pours a dissipating brown head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-roasty/chocolate. Taste is dark malt-roasty/chocolate/ashy, earthy hops. Medium body.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Name: Dirtoir Black Lager
Date: January 13, 2010
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, big brown head, lots of drippy lace
Aroma: dry roasted malt aroma, touch of dark chocolate, light hops
Flavor: dry roasted flavor, dark chocolate bitterness, just a hint of sweetness, long bitter roasted finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4