adnielsen (10605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
Tap @ Black Bottle Fort Collins. Pours a clear dark reddish brown appearance with a moderate brown head and decent head retention. Spicy butterscotch, cardamom, mild chocolate, strange aroma. Tangy fruity, corny, watery, bland yet obnoxious flavor. marcus (10156) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Tap at Capitol Beer Fest. Pours orange brown with a decent off-white head and a light bread aroma. There is a medium-bodied smoked malt flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Tap at Meridian Pint. Pours clear, deep maroon. Medium gray
head. Wispy lace. Nose is diacetyl. Taste is small butter, cherries,
diacetyl, mild blue corn chip. Not so great. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2012
On tap, labeled "El Steinber", but the description was "Mexican Dark Lager". Maybe "El Steinber" should be added to this beer’s name so other raters can find it? Dark ruby red color, good off-white lightly greyish head leaving plenty lace. Good smooth lighter carbonation, more dry finish. Interesting toasty malt aroma, some spice, but nothing that impedes on the light body and hinders drinkability. Light herbal hops. Light bitterness, little salt. Pretty tasty. I like this. Good, creative interesting brew. arminjewell (9585) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Pour on tap at Blind Pig, dark reddish brown with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, bread, grass, some hints of lemon but mainly a malt forward beer with a slight hint of a hoppy note. Taste was a mix of grass, bread, caramel, toffee, hints of grainy notes with some red fruits, hints of spice, finishing dry, slightly sweet.
3fourths (9332) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Can. Dark cola brown body with a tall-building tan head. Malt-forward nose of toasted cereals, cocoa / chocolate with mild touches of noble hops (spice, citrus and flower petals). Medium body, medium-low sweetness, medium bitterness, high acid. VERY dirty fermentation with a lot of solvent and perhaps isovaleric acid (rubber, butter, metal flakes, gravel, etc.). There’s a burnt tire / warm engine compartment smell that I pick up after my first sip, which apparently wasn’t there before I took a drink and re-calibrated my palate. I have to say the nose showed some promise, it was straightforward, malty, had some decent dark fruit esters to play with the chocolate and toasted grains... but god this is a DIRTY beer: acidic, metallic and sour. Unfit for consumption. bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Draft. Copper/bronze beer with a nice cream head. light mineral aroma. Mineral and light caramel flavor with light earthiness. Medium bodied. Refreshing. Mineral and light caramel lingers with light earth. blipp (9172) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Draft. Pours brown with an off white head. Light roasted grains, some light toffee-like sweetness, and some husky notes. Pretty typical for a craft dark lager. douglas88 (9064) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2013
500 ml can. Pours a dark ruddy color, light brown elements, a large off-white head. An earthy coca-cola nose, some toasted malts. The flavor is initially green pepper and cola, a bit of fulfilling toasted malt. Light smoke. Not very sweet, instead more mellow earthiness and peppers. 2.39$. b3shine (8804) - Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a mostly transparent brown with foamy off-white head. Smells and tastes of caramel and dark malt with a nice, light mouthfeel and a fairly dry finish. A decent lager.