tmoreau (1625) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dispensed to a shaker at the World of Beers in Naperville, IL., showing an opague, black/brown color, with a dense layer of light tan, persistent & moussy head foam, and wavy cling to the lacing. The nose was dry, roasted coffee, smooth malt, and a hint of hazelnut. The flavor was more espresso-like, continued the dryness, presented a medium, moderately earthy, and lingering hop bitterness, with soft carbonation, in a medium body. No perceptible sweetness throughout, but showed a nice, clean, lager character.
jstraw (1644) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On nitrogen at Jerry’s. Black with creamy beige head / Toasty, clean nose of coffee and hazelnut / Medium body, creamy, malty with some chew, very dry, good balance and bitterness on the finish / Straight-forward, subdued flavors of coffee, unsweetened chocolate, hazelnut, and caramel / Good character to this lager.