auerbrau (3117) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz Bottle. Wet malt and roasted barley aroma. Low on carbonation and high on residual unfermented malt. The roast is very espresso, dark chocolate, and old coffee. I think this has potential, but the residual sweetness and high proportion of unfermented malt sugars make it sticky, unbalanced, and a little bit cola-like.
BrianPopis (4) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has caramel, coffee, and earthy aromas. Nice dark lager with a thin tan coloured head. It is sweet, with minimal bitterness. Has a fuller body, and a flatter head with little carbonation. Overally, a very decent beer.
HisBoyElroy (389) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good Dark Lager. Didn’t expect to like this one so much. Would buy this one again. Very cheap to boot.
ICEatALAMO (848) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. The pour is very dark, black. The aroma is crisp malt. The taste is true to the style. Has a bite to it mid way through. Average.
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wmubronco1992 (581) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, part of a seasonal mixed 12 pack. Pours near black. Small tan head. Mild aroma of chocolate and roast. Flavor is the same. Overall nice beer. I would prefer more body in a beer, but sounds like this is appropriate for the style.
Jamesthebrit (177) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really light on the smell. A hint of malty woodiness.
Looks great especially for a lager. Nice lacing. Nice dark brown color. Head is a nice dark tan.
Taste is great overall and amazing for a lager. A nice hickory note. Nice roastiness. Smooth going down. Very very very balanced acidity.
Lighter on the palate. Goes down easy and tastey.
This is an amazing beer. A lot like a porter but lighter. The balance on the palate really sets this one apart. Killer for the style.
flatmatt (1012) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a light tan head. Faint burnt peanut buttery aroma. Light, clean roasty, earthy, nutty flavor with a slight hint of dark chocoloate. This is a pretty well-done version of what it is.
bmulder87 (9) - Belmont, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It has a weaker aroma, but makes up for it in taste and palate. There is a well balanced with a note of sugar on your palate. For a dark lager, It has all the right flavors but none of the heaviness, which I like.
DuffMan (6077) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, in trade from Sammy. Dark brown with an average brown head. Chcolate, coffee, roasty-- drinks bigger than the ABV. Solid schwarz.
strongpieman (1362) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Overall very good. Black with a tall foamy tan head. Strong roasted aroma light chocolate and coffee. Medium to lighter body, with a lasting finish.