48FanInCali (610) - California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Not bad. Black pour with medium head and no retention. Nose is malty with maybe a hint of licorice and pepper. Taste is fairly herby and spicy but fairly well balanced. Very light in the palate like most lagers.
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dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a thick tan head. nose is sharp spices, coffee and banana. Taste is bittersweet with a small amount of salt in the back. Sharp and fizzy with a light body however the taste lingers for a long time after the sip. This was better than expected. What a treat.
lundy (43) - - JAN 13, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, fruit, chocolate, anise. Pleasantly bitter with a smooth, long-lasting finish. Creamy, full-bodied palate. Delicious beer. Would be great with a steak.
rand (1110) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 12 fl.oz from erzbierschof.ch. Beer in fact all black, average beige-brown head. Roasted aromas, chocolate, coffee, licorice, vanilla. The taste is cery malty and rosted grains, burnt and dark bitter chocolate. There is also of the fig, acidity, coffee marc, but creamy and dry. Long finale, earthy by hops and torrefied.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a dark brown color with a thick finger of thick frothy chocolate colored head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.
S - The aroma is full of lightly roasted chocolate malts, a bit of lactose sweetness, some earthy hop, and just a touch of smoke.
T - Starts off with a mix of roasted chocolate malts and some milk sweetness. There is a bit of earthy hop in the background as well. Through the middle, some bitterness comes through with some earthy bitterness. The finish is a mix of earthy hop, roasted milk chocolate, and a touch of smoke that lingers.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and just a touch creamy with a roasted and lightly smokey finish.
D - Very drinkable. Very nicely balanced with a nice kick at the finish. Maybe a bit too roasted for the style, but I am really enjoying it.
MaartenRF10 (1357) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is a bit funky, hops and roasted malts. very dark beer with red glow and brown, fading head. Taste is some chocolate, roasted malts, hops and a dryish finish.
dEnk (3102) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is nutty, roasty, liquorice, some tobacco and more. Impressive.
Flavour is the same with some coffee. Lazy rate, great beer.
erickok (2807) - Tours, FRANCE - JAN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown and a head that keeps up. Some sharp dry hops, lots of liquorish candy. Tasty, funky taste. Very nice. (At the De Molen brewery tasting.)
Vaiz (2920) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at monthly tasting @ De Molen. Black pour, foamy off-white head. Aroma is roasty, slightly fruity, nuts and caramel. Flavor is slightly sweet, somewhat roasty, a hint of bitterness. Nice balance and interesting palate of flavors.
superspak (1895) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle date(probably from spring 2011). Pours almost opaque dark brown color with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with awesome retention that reduces to a thick cap. Some nice soapy lacing on the glass as well. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, caramel, herbal hops, and some smoke. Nice and well balanced aromas with nice strength. Taste of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, light coffee, herbal spiciness, and a bit of smoke. Fair amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, and herbal hops on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming on the finish. Very easy to drink at 6%. Great balance of flavor and bitterness. Overall this is a damn nice lager offering from Short’s, and it has held up very well since last spring. Very easy to drink and well balanced!