chef_brewardee (28) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a decent creamy looking head, poor head retention but good lacing. Smells sweet and roasty some caramel some chocolate and coffee. Smells delicious. Sweet and roasty taste, some roasted barley some chocolate malt. Palate is a little watery but overall a good mouth feel. This is a good one
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours a dark brown almost black with a good sized tan head. Moderate lacing. Nose of burnt malt with a mix of grassy and citrus hops. Medium in body. Smooth lager style mouth feel. Flavor is chocolate, and some hops shows in the taste as well. The finish is an earthy burnt bitterness with residual citrus. Decent. More hops would help.
HighlanderOne (958) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle. Nice molasses and burnt malt aroma. Solid black with a bit of head. I taste chocolate and roasted malt with some lager hops. Low carbonation makes this ridiculously easy to drink. Good, but could use flavor and body.
Ed5388 (1718) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at AC Beerfest (2014). Poured a dark brown/almost black color with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of smoke, roasted malt, and caramel. Taste is on the sweet side. Roasted malt, sugar, sweet chocolate, caramel, and smoke.
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
6 pack of cans best before August 24, 2014. Pours a nice deep, dark hue. Pitch black is obviously an exaggeration, but it’s well within style. This smells like it’s gonna be a solid shwarzbier. It’s roasty, a little nutty with mild hints at toffee and latte and a nice crispness. The mouthfeel is lighter, but Baba is still complex and flavorful. Uinta has a knack for making these 4% abv beers really satisfying. The flavor is nutty, with hints at cacao, instant coffee, wafers, toffee and an earthy, but milky finish. I poured this guy into a goblet for a better tasting experience, but I totally want to put a coozie on one of these bad boys and sip it on a warm spring day. Very drinkable, very clean. The only shortcoming here at all is that after a full glass, it does seem a little waterier than a top notch black lager. Still, they’ve done a stand up job with this to comply with the crazy Utah laws.
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours very dark. Nice smokey taste but not overwhelming. Very satisfying black lager.
Svesse (5845) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Almost black colour with hints of ruby when seen through light. Frothy beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of coffee, black rye bread, liquorice, dark chocolate and hints of raisins. Malty, roasted taste with coffee, dark chocolate, black rye bread, liquorice, hints of burnt sugar and a touch of orange peel in the finish. Balanced bitterness. Medium body, with a touch of sweetness, but mainly dry. Tasty, well balanced and highly drinkable. Nice one.
Doofgoblin (267) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
For a black LAGER it’s pretty good! Did you know that NB makes La Folie out of a black lager that taste very similar to this one? Notes of roasty and sweet with a nice light body. It’s not overly complicated but just flavorful. I could drink this on a chilly morning on a beach in Hawaii.
alawren2 (7) - Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark color with a good taste of an usda organic beer. 1st ever for me. Woody, roasty, earthy.
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a darker brown color with a bbeige head. Aroma was grassy hops, swiss cheese smoked, some dar caramel too. Falvor was smoke, metal, and light roast.
jhp40219 (254) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a one finger creamy chocolate colored head that leaves a lot of sticky lacing. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate, dark roast coffee, earthy hops, hint of vanilla. Taste is roasty malt, bittersweet chocolate, roasted coffee, hint of caramel. Dry finish of cocoa and roasted malts. Medium body, slightly creamy, slightly oily texture, average carbonation. Excellent beer here. Much bigger taste than expected.