brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma has a hint of that roasted anise type that this style sometimes has, almost root beer like, flavor is that slight root beer toasted taste the smallest amount of bitterness,its fine when you want to give the palate a hop break,not not one of the better in this style
crazyvin (1805) - New York, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A black body with a tan head that had good retention. Aroma had more of a toasted malt note than any roasted malts really. A slight hint of charcoal. Flavor had a moderate char flavor to it. It wasn’t offensive, just lacking, as I found it to be one dimensional. Easy to drink and the carbonation seemed a little high.
BoostIPA (979) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from shelf aroma, pours a thin black. Head is nondescript. Aromas of some light roast, light cocoa notes. Mouthfeel is thin. Taste is just ever so slightly bitter upfront and has a watery dry finish. Pretty average.
williamherbert (1168) - Syracuse, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep, deep brown color, black in certain light, red at the edges. Not a ton of head, but a little.
Aroma is pleasantly nutty, roasted malts, dryer than I expected. Although there is a touch of sweetness, it is more bready. Again, complex for style.
Malt flavor is a tad smoky, almost in the realm of a Rauchbier, but just a little thinner on flavor, which makes sense due to the nature of it being a lager.
The feel is dry and ashy. This is a very solid black lager; I enjoy
stevoj (1369) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good attempt at the style, roast grains come through in aroma and taste. Not overly bitter or heavy, toned down for the American palate, still a decent schwarzbier.
AKThunder (164) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now this tastes how I was hoping Kosmos Reserve was going to taste. Has the strong dark malt/coffee taste. Not too overbearing, will sit on your tongue and increase the flavor as you let your senses open up to it. Just the right a!out of hop bitterness, this one is a winner in my book.
MarkBarnes (364) - Waterville, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nov. 26, 2013; 12 oz. bottle from Shiner sampler pack. Appetizing pour - dark color, sturdy head & lacing. Chocolate, vaguely-veggie flavor. Session-worthy, if not outstanding (or offensive) in any respect.
closey22 (577) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with ruby hilites and a foamy tan head; Aroma is malty with some notes of coffee; Flava is richly semi sweet malt and roasy bitter; feels medium with nice fizz; finishes dry malty grassy hints of licorice
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark mahogony beer with a tan head. Light chocolate and light. mineral aroma with faint roast. Light caramel and light roast flavor. Medium bodied. Light caramel and light roast lingers.
DruncanVeasey (6642) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour 24, Las Vegas, 01/11/13. Headless cola looks. Decent coal, Twiglet-stirred, yeast extract nose. Souring and very buttery with rusty iron, grilled veg, heavy, eye-watering fizz. Dark choc digestive afters. Off? Undrinkable, certainly- some got jettisoned on the casino floor.
MadIndian (2222) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A bit thin for my tastes, but nice notes of dark roasted malts, and a very, very, mild hint of hop. Not bad.