TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black with a tan head. Aromas of iced coffee, chocolate, and crisp, clean lager yeast. Lots of roasted barley flavors with coffee and a hint of smoke. Medium-bodied with a clean finish.
The dark flavors donít compromise the crisp characters of a schwarzbier. Really well done.
AmericanSpirits (5) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is all coffee and toasty malts. Beautiful key black colour with dark khaki head. Minimal lacing. Taste is coffee malt earthy notes and bitter.
Cakes (363) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz on tap.
clear dark brown liquid. Like a cola. very fine head of white small bubbles. and a nose of roasted malt. Taste of caramel, licorice and a rather dry black coffee flavor with a good amount of roasted malt. The body is thin. Finishes smooth, not syrupy, which is one of itís finer qualities.
McBeastie (15) - Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, dark brown pour with a nice beige two-finger head that dissipated after a minute but left nice lacing. Really nice looking beer (poured into shaker from can). Smoke and toast aromas. Smoke, coffee and a hint of caramel, dirt, and dark chocolate. Very drinkable. Would be a good accompaniment to a backyard bbq.
jahouse (14) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice roasty aroma. great lager taste up front. coffee flavors on the back end are wonderful. The beer is ruined by a slight metallic aftertaste.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2068) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Bottles & Cans. Served in a footed pilsner glass. Bready chocolate syrup aroma think Nestle Qwick. Great black pour with a thick solid beige head of foam. It has a medium body and a soft mouthfeel with a round carbonation. The taste is a pleasant soft cocoa powder with chewy bready dark malts. Pretty good.
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bkurtz (791) - PERU - AUG 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with mahogany highlights. Nice mix of dark malts and with a bitter finish. I think this is well made, but I didnít really enjoy it.
joeneugs (3250) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from Berkeley Bowl West. It pours a dark cola brown color with a tan head. The aroma is pumpernickel bread with some coffee and smoke. The flavor is the same. LIght bodied with smoke, bread, coffee and light caramel. It has a bready, spicy bitter finish. Really tasty. Well done.
60minuteman (757) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of malt, coffee grounds, dirt and trees. Light bodied and burnt taste. Malt, earth, coffee, oak, roast flavor. Simple but darn good.
severedeer (4) - - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
It was a wonderfully surprising beer...it was malty and delicious ...I'm not normally a fan of black lagers but this one was great
mtdewa1 (308) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma roasted malts and small hint of chocolate. Taste is grainy. Roasted malts, chocolate, milk, caramel and some spice. Thin but good flavor. Smooth and light. Some cardboard taste at end. Overall decent.