Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep deep dark lager with a thick frothy dark brown head. In aroma, interesting mix of soy sauce, chocolate malt, caramel, quite nice. In mouth, a nice sweetish chocolate with peated notes, coffee grind, lightly smoked, quite nice. Bomber.
Benzai (12196) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT VI. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized quickly diminishing light brown head. Smell malts, cooked vegetables, lightly smoke and roastyness. Taste malts, some coffee, roastyness. Medium body, medium carbonation.
mcberko (11955) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, wood, light licorice and light cocoa. Flavour is medium-bodied, with roasted notes, licorice and dark fruits - finishes with a red wine quality. Very nice indeed.
jcwattsrugger (11862) - 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.
thewolf (11843) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Hop-head.dk.
Pours deep black with a nice, staying, frothy, beige head. Aroma has roasted malts, light grassy hops, mild coffee, dark chocolate. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has liqourice, roasted malts, dark chocolate, light grassy. Good, lingering malty dryness. A very solid schwarzbier!
BeerandBlues2 (11665) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by jbye4334. Pours opaque with a moderate, brown, frothy head. Aroma is moderate dark malt, dark chocolate bitterness, smoke, oak, and light fruity esters with some dark fruit (prunes, raisins). Flavor is moderate dark malt with dark chocolate, prunes, oak, smoke, raisins, and bitter hops. Full bodied, smooth texture, and high carbonation.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours black with a very dark brown medium sized dense creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, chocolate, cocoa, more chocolate, roasted malts, bitter leaf and citrus hop finish. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, leafy hops and a bit of a lactic note. Medium bodied and quite smooth. This is a hit. As much as I can’t stand Rogue the company, their beer is starting to win me over. Slowly.
Bov (11457) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Erzbierschof - black beer with a little dark beige foam left; solid roasted maltiness, almost smokey with notes of coffee and chocolate, hints of hazelnuts, a good malt backbone, tasty and gently bitter; dry and roasted aftertaste of black chocolate and black cherries
Scopey (11368) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Thistle News. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, tar, cocoa, coffee and soy sauce. The taste is bitter, roasty, coffee, pepper, toast, mild acidity, tar and light soy sauce with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not bad, I’m just not a big fan of the soy sauce character kicking about.
kp (10884) - 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