MaBeer1972 (1400) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Second bottle tried from the mixed-sixer. Pours out a very dark opaque brownish black color. Nice frothy dark tan head. Good roasty and caramel malts. Well balanced - not too sweet. Decent overall.
generallee08 (733) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Its body has a dark almost black color with deep crimson highlights. On top sits a tall creamy light tan head which is long lasting and keeps a small covering to the last sip. Along the way down the glass it makes nice lacing. It has a dark roasted and toasted maltiness as well as some sweet candy like notes as well. The flavor is right on with a nice mix of dark roasted maltiness and hop bitterness. There are notes of dark or burnt toast, dark roasted coffee with an underlined sweetness like dark caramel and a slight hint of cherry chough drop. Hops are light but do offer some mellow bitterness. The finish is a little roasty with pleasant bitterness. Its palate feels smooth and mildly carbonated.
alexsdad06 (6614) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from backlog notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, some earthy bitterness, watery mouthfeel, thin, very light nose, bland flavor.
chucklemation (680) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark-colored beer. Has a smokey and caramel aroma. Flavor is also smoke and caramel, a little burnt. Has plenty of flavor, but not flavor I really care for. Sits heavy on the stomach for a beer with low abv.
johnnnniee (2707) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the mixed 12 pack
Pours a solid dark brown with faint ruby highlights at the edges and a smallish off white head that quickly dissipates to nothing. Aromas of caramel and burnt sugars with just a hint of chocolate and a faint earthy hop to counter. The flavor is malty sweet with lots of darker sugars and melanoids and just a hint of earth, chocolate, and light fruit. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Decent dark lager, probably my favorite from the mix.
snoworsummer (2968) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like sweet malt, coffee, burnt grains. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet burnt malt, burnt coffee and burnt toast.
mintzmeet (309) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice! very wet. All the way through the finish. Not too dark, thin. Got mild malt flavor, but not too much toastiness.
kidobutai (484) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle into a tall glass. Nice brown head and rich color. Caramel aroma, nice coffee notes, somewhat creamy, wish it had a higher ABV.
Gvaughn (22) - Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a fairly black color with tan head. The aromas show light overall hopping. Taste is light to medium maltiness with good carbonation. Mildly sweet and leaves a nice small amount of bitterness on the tongue. There is not a toasty flavor which is appropriate for the style. Very refreshing.
Lightrider (313) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a larger glass. Pour is a dark black brown with a lace head. Aroma is weak. Taste is crisp and full, nice malts. Finish is clean.