GoufCustom (744) - HONG KONG - FEB 7, 2014
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
650 ml bottle bought at YATA in Grand Century Place, Mong Kok.
Clear black brown with no yeast sediments; One finger head with light beige foam which last for 1 minute; Moderate sticky lacing and slight bubbly carbonation; Fragrant sweet aroma of roasted dark malt, with dark chocolate, black coffee, cream, sugar, toffee, caramel, floral, and thin grass; Near zero sweet taste of roasted malt, with strong nuts, toast, light butter, light bread, soda water, non-sweet toffee and caramel, thin lemon and faint grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is non-sweet dark lager, very strong nuttiness and buttery toastiness, but otherwise pretty muted tastes for everything from bread, caramel to toffee. Like drinking a toast soda, quite plain all the way. Hmmm… Hoppiness is decent floral in slight grass in nose, and faint lemon grassy in taste. Faint bitterness in background with no finish; Fairly dry after taste. Very easy and nutty to mouth.
Comments: This is like a non-sweet, toasty Schwarz: watery, ptetty good aroma, roasty and very nutty taste but with very few distinguishable characters. Very easy going, not bad to wash down meals and for hot Summer. Okay.
bulldogops (1039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rating #952 -February 5, 2014 0- Finally discounted these as they’ve been on the shelf since I got to @coopwinespirits. This was a deep coppery brown coloured pour with a mild tan foam that faded to a ring. Nose was teddy graham cookies, chocolate, toffee, and vegetable oil. Mild alcohol warmth and carbonation (well disguised at 6.6%) Taste is lagery, an earthy funky raspyness from the soba. mild toffee and caramel malt sweetness, but a load of noble hop grassiness. Finishes like an odd, light peppery porter. Not my bag, but certainly intriguing.
rlgk (10044) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Dark amber/brown beer with a decent beige head. Roasted caramel aroma, hay, floral, hay notes, licorice. Roasted licorice flavor, caramel, chocolate, hay, toffee, floral notes.
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small tannee head. Aroma is nice as flavor...fruity malty roasted and.a.nice bitter finish
_angst_ (2559) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours reddish brown with a frothy goldenish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is subtle with toasted malts, cola nuts, hay, cereal, lemon zest, moist wood and green grapes. Taste is sweet and tiny sour with wheat flour, crackers, toasted malts, lemon juice, moist soil, cola nuts and hay. Mouthfeel is crisp, astringent, fizzy and light bodied. Finish is tiny bitter and tiny sour with toasted malts, biscuits, raisins, cola nuts and hints of vomit. Weird and not very good.
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a black appearance with a brown head. Really a nice, quite toasty malty, chocolate, cookie, slightly burnt, light caramel aroma. Flavor has some nuts, toffee, chocolate and bready, toasted malts but unfortunately is completely full of butter. A bit watery as well. Damn, this one seems to have some potential.
Nsanders (484) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Deep red brown with a thin tan ring of head. Nutty, soy sauce, earthy hops, graham crackers and rich malts. Flavor is richly sweet with a light bitter finish. Body is medium heavy with a creamy feel. Very tasty, reminiscent of a black IPA, but without the black licorice flavor.
Reimer96 (1161) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a nice frothy brown head that leaves ample lace. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, roasted malts and mocha. Taste is nutty, roasted malts, chocolate and a bit of bitter black licorice with a nice zesty crisp and refreshing finish. Excellent sessionable dark ale with tons of flavor and Aroma but so easy to drink.
fishonmyplane (402) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark color with a medium, tan, burnt-looking head. Not really black, but reddish-black (darker than mahogany). Light bodied. Very smooth & drinkable. Lots of roasted malt. Pretty similar to a schwarzbier. The buckwheat gives it some nice nutty and earthy flavors. Lightly hopped, low bitterness.
Barreras (931) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a root beer color with aroma of nutty malts and hops. Taste is complex with a clean, crisp, flavor. A full malt mouthful with a slight sweetness of caramel. A delicious beer that has a twist of soba grain.