cAPSLOCK (155) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This may be my favorite in the style, but it seems so much more porter-ish than the usual dry, thinmouthed crisp black lager. This one is big and creamy, fairly malty with only a dry finish. It is a gorgeous dark caramel color and has a nice roasty aroma with a creamy long lasting head. One of the best Sam Adams beers IMO.
IPAgutten79 (357) - Skui, NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brun farge, med medium skum. Aromaen er malt, humle og noe sjokolade. Smaken er humle, sjokolade og noe malt. Medium konsistens. Fin mild bitterhet i ettersmaken, litt tørr på tunga.
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Almost black with small head. Mild sweetness with some roasty chocolate malts. Average.
moderrnlifeiswar (5) - Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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hockeybeerguy (910) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a black body, slightly beige highlights the edges of the white foamy head that quickly fades.
The smell had a slight coffee, subdued chocolate and cola.
The taste was mildly sweet.
The palate sat about a medium, slightly sessionable, smooth aftertaste and finish.
Overall, good for the style and good for me.
SnakeTown (489) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kolsvart med stort ljusbrunt skum! Doftar karamell malt och lite humle. Lite bränd smak men helt ok!
EyeAmBaldman (122) - Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks like a stout...doesn’t taste like it. Pours black with a thick tan head. All roasted malt on the nose. Has a funky aftertaste that lingers a long while. That aftertaste is like wort...brutal.
McWorta (482) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black coloured beer with a light tan fast fading head. Noses of roasted malts, burnt toffee, coffee and bitter chocolate with some spicyness to it. Rather watery texture with a light bitter taste of burnt toffee/roasted malts. Develops light salty traces with a notch of sweetness. Not too complex but nicely drinkable. The finish is lasting for a short while.
zvsn (382) - ISRAEL - MAR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear brown with a nice frothy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and molasses. Sweetish with solid roasty backbone, caramel,coffee,dried fruits, light smokey notes, slightly dry finish, quite smooth. Nice Schwarzbier.
JeffAalborg (28) - DENMARK - MAR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good beer - Refreshing with intense and evolving taste - Lot of sweetness.
ansalon (946) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black wiyh a low creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted makts, rye bread, coffee, chocolate. Taste is milk chocolate, roasted nuts, brown sugar, slight honey. Quite good!
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