chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I agree with BuckeyeNation and have modified some of his comments and added my own in this review.
Dark walnut brown with red highlights. The golden beige crown is two fingers to start but did not last long. Fair lacing.
The aroma is more dark malty than anticipated and is huskily, muskily, earthily hoppy. Given what I know about schwarzbiers (not much), the nose is right on.
Black Lager is pretty tasty. It isn’t a wow! kind of beer, but it’s unquestionably well-brewed. There’s more flavor than expected and more roasted malt as well. This is the second time I’ve tried this beer. The first time being last autumn. I will say that either my palate has improved or this beer has. I like it so much more than then. A good amount of black/chocolate maltiness. The hops more than hold their own and are as important in the grand scheme of things as the malt.
The flavor profile consists of cocoa, dark caramel and, surprisingly, black coffee. Those flavors are complementary to each other (as well as to the herbal, earthy, slighty spicy hops) and are soft and powdery in character as opposed to charred. The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium, which it maintains all the way to and through the finish.
This may be the best offering from Boston Beer Company. Black Lager is very good and was a nice surprise. Good stuff.
Japalo (1391) - DENMARK - MAY 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @home. Black. One finger foam. Roasted toffee notes. Smooth milk like mouthfeel. Slight sharp malty bitterness. Fine brew. Feels filling.
aumentm (400) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark beer that is smooth and has a real roast flavor to it. It is pretty malty and dark.
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium to mild roast flavor, not deep. I get the description thing. Mild roast flavors and somewhat watery. Lager like black ale yes. Nothing real memorable.
soeren_rousing (6) - - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
En flyvsk øl der er svær at holde i glasset når den varme brise suser på vinterens sidste dag.
En røget smag. En kraftfuld udgave af Rehfvindinges Skibsøl.
Gbgbrouge (317) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle, deep dark brown with light beige head. Aroma is full, with notes of caramel, coffee, fudge and some herbs. Taste is sweet with a slight bitterness, a rather light body and a nice bitter sweet after taste. Notes of coffee, some chocolate, liquorice and herbs.
konungen (131) - - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mörkbrun nästan svart öl med mörkbeige skumkrona. Doft/smak: sötma, rostad malt, kaffe, choklad, karamell och viss rökighet. Mer än ok! Flaska från Systembolaget.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DraftDodger (367) - - FEB 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copenhagen 6/12 2014. 35,5 cl bottle from Fakta. Pours very dark brown with beige head. Dissipates to thin lacing after a few minutes. Aroma is sweet with hints of chocolate and a little nut. Medium carbonation. Taste is not that intense - but rather light. Follows the nose. Mostly sweetness and roasted malts. Almost no bitterness. A little disappointing for a fan of Mr. Adams.
PartyFowle (457) - - FEB 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark cola-brown with tinges of deep red and purple. Has a medium khaki head that leaves nice, sticky lacing. Deep roasted chocolate and caramel in the smell, with notes of coffee. Also smoky, with a peppery spiciness, like a well-done steak or pork roast. Taste carries on the smokiness, with roasted malts bordering on burnt. A light hoppiness also makes its presence known in the back half of the swallow, along with a burnt bitterness that hits after the swallow. Also catching some sweet prunes. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Not bad, but not particularly well-balanced. There are a lot of flavors in there that seem to compete with one another.
Milter (266) - Nyborg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
En god traditionel lager. Dejlig mørk med en dyb karakter. Absolut værd at drikke.
GarageBrewer80 (143) - SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB. Mörkbrun färg med stor smutsbrun skumkrona. Doft av saltlakris och mörk lite rökig malt. Medelfyllig kropp. Lätt torr smak av mörk choklad och salmiak.