DiarmaidBHK (3165) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at local Damonís. Pours licorice with a thin khaki head. Doesnít leave much lacing. A bit of licorice malt on he nose. A bit thin on the tongue with some caramel malt forward on the tongue. Finishes with a touch of bitterness. Solid but not my favorite style.
callmemickey (2269) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown body, thin off-white head, sparse lacing. Roasted malt and caramel. Light grassy hops. Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, light sweetness.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of roasted malts. Light brown coloring with a small head and no lacing. The taste is a roasted caramel, sweet and slightly sticky. Easy drinking beer that would make a good session beer.
reberiii (263) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12oz bottle. Deep, dark in color, reddish brown if you hold it up to a light. Slight foam that dissipates quickly. Nose of roasty malt and molasses, it a bit thin on the tongue, but has huge sweet malt notes. Finishes with a hint of cherry and tingling hops.
Strykzone (4478) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle that came in a trade with jdb288. This is dark amber with a beige head. A lot of carbonation rises up. I smell earthy malts but little else. Those are tasted, too along with some interesting hops that include noble varieties. The malts lead and are quite rich. This is a Pilsner? The hops have some grass and mild bitterness. A little cocoa and that defines the finish. A pils? Whatever it is it is interesting.
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at JBs. Pours a cloudy amber-brown. Nose of caramel malt, nut, mild grassy hop. Medium body, very sweet, not much bitterness.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of toasted brown bread some sweet notes a little roast sweet grass. Dark brown thin off white head. Flavors of toast light roast sweet grass dry roast mild bitterness. Not unpleasant.
"Meh" (Jon, 2006).
ROGUE (2086) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a cola brown color with a big fluffy head that dissipates slowly. Light aromas of milk chocolate and smoke.Taste of chocolate milk, toffee and butterscotch candies. Caramelized sugar with just a touch of earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, silky, smooth and clean. Not a pilsner.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Similar to a Schwarzbier in flavor. The Pilsner qualities are completely lost. I canít say that Iím crazy about this one.
hampale (28) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Picked up a bottle of this product as part of a mix-a-six while traveling through PA.Very regrettable decision - I should have bought a case. This is undoubtedly the smoothest and tastiest pilsner Iíve discovered in recent years. I know Susquehanna is a relatively new brewery and, unfortunately, their products are not yet distributed in New England. Hopefully, Iíll be in PA again before too long and, when that time arrives, a case of Pils-Noir will be coming back with me.