VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2007 12 oz bottle - pours pretty dark brown with some amber highlights when held to the light. Faint aroma at first, but you do get some roasty chocolate notes after it warms, along with a treacly character. Flavour is chocolate, toffee, some coffee, and a decent amount of hops. Nice body for a dunkel, almost seems ale-like. I agree with swoopjones about the "burnt cigarette taste in finish". Pleasant overall, enjoyable. blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2007
Draught at Cole’s, Buffalo, NY. Pours a very dark amber-brown, almost black, with a small diminishing tan head. Aroma is slightly roasty along with some chocolate, dark fruit and molasses. Flavour, which is a touch watery, consists of lightly roasted caramel malt, coffee, cocoa, a hint of hops and a light bitter finish. Average bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Not a bad Dunkel at all, I liked it. HogTownHarry (6872) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2007
Draught. At Cole’s, Buffalo, NY. Clear ruby-black with a small off-white head. Dry roasty coffee aroma, prune and light caramel malt, maybe some vague dry hops in the mix. Dry taste too, roasted coffee beans, green peaches and dry floral hops. Light, sticky body, nice bit of astringency, weak carbonation and a very quick finish - slight bitter roasty linger. Went down easy. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2007
[602-20070909] Tap @ Cole’s (Buffalo, NY). Coffee malt aroma. Dark brown black body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Super coffee malt flavour with a touch of bitter roast. Full body is a little grainy. Nice coffee beer but wasn’t really in the mood. hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2007
draft- coffee chocalte dominate this brew. Not much in the aroma department, which detracts here. I find black lagers often fall short w aroma, but the flavor was nice so I was not that bothered about it. Would try again.
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2007
12 oz bottle poured into a lager glass. Pours dark brown, almost black with a average size light brown fizzy head that shrinks a little but leaving fair lacing. The aroma is of molasses also with a metallic aroma. Taking a drink the flavor is of molasses up front, followed by a slight metallic taste which leads up to a slightly bitter finish in the end. The body is light to medium with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall I am not to impressed. The flavor is real nice, but once you get the metallic finish it is not to enjoyable. estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Draft at Coles. Dark brown body, small head, coffee nose. Coffee/chocolate body, moderate sweetness. jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2007
Draft at Coles in Buffalo. Black body with a small tan head and nice lacing on the glass. (3+) Moderately roasty mocha aroma. (6+) Roasty toasty malt up front in the flavour, sweet mocha, moderate bitterness is more from the roast than any perceptible hops (6+). Average palate. Well crafted but not really up my alley. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2007
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Pours dark with nice 1" white head. Coffee & chocolate aroma & taste. Little burnt cigarette taste in finish. sort of dry stout-ish until burnt finish. still pretty tasty dwh50 (47) - Clay, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Pours very dark with very little head that disappears almost instantly. Deep roasted malt, slightly bitter with a hint of coffee. Alcohol is undetectable. Easy to drink, but thin in body. I do not expect bo buy it again.