ChadPolenz (1845) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2017
DOB: 4/24/2017yespr (46567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2017
2015 BJCP Category: 2C International Dark Lager
AROMA: Fairly generic lager scent of base malt and not much else. Dark malt is present, but does not come off as roasty or sweet. Virtually no hop character other than a hint of spicy/earthiness. No overt adjunct presence. Clean fermentation. 9/12
APPEARANCE: Deep brown from a distance, though more of a mahogany color overall (13-27 SRM). Clear body. Large tan froth never completely dissipates and laces well. 3/3
FLAVOR: First half of the palette is rather mild with a standard base malt character. Not particularly sweet, but far from dry. Mild dry bitterness with low spicy/earth hop flavor. There is a noticeable roasted malt and coffee flavor as it descends with a light coffee-like aftertaste, though it fades quickly. No adjunct taste. Clean fermentation. 17/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium body; medium-high carbonation. More smooth than crisp. Not refreshing per se, but quaffable. Despite the name, it's not really sessionable at 5.4% ABV. 4/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Much more flavorful and interesting than your standard pale lager. Very drinkable and exemplifies the style quite well. 9/10
TOTAL SCORE: 42/50
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dsrk brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty. Light breadish. Roasted malt, breadish and sligh sweet caramelish. Lingering roasted breadish into the finish. crossovert (13414) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2017
325ml stubby. Dakr brown pour. Aroma is herbs cocoa and raisin. Flavor is tartish, fruity, raisin, metallic, not amazing. Idiosynkrasie (7725) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2017
325ml bottle. Clear, mahogany colour with small, creamy, moderately lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Caramel malty and minimally nutty aroma, a touch of milk chococlate. Taste is slightly sweet caramel malty, minimally nutty, a touch of milk chococlate, minimally citrusy hoppy counterweight, a spicy touch of liquorice; oily texture, super soft palate. sinfull (1728) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Dark brown color. Medium-sized, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Sweet, malty taste with bitter , roasted notes at the end. Seemed kind of weak and thin. Not bad though.
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ehaak26 (638) - - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Pours a dark brown with off white head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel malt. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Pooler, GA. The appearance is a dark brown to black color with a medium sized off-white head. The aroma is a mostly chocolate with some malt. The taste follows the nose. A very good beer. 17Beer (384) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 5, 2016
CARAMEL AND COFFEE NOTES. POURS DARK BROWN WITH SMALL FAST GONE HEAD. TASTES OF SWEETENED COFFEE AND A LITTLE CHALK. MALT NOTES. FIZZY CARBONATION. NICE SOUR FINISH. GOOD. chinchill (5163) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2016
11 oz bottle in Oregon.
Mild flavor and aroma but strong enough to leave a light lingering flavor of dark roasted grains and light bitter hops.
Solid but not extraordinary flavor. Exceptional soft and smooth but lively mouthfeel.
andrewje41 (4087) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Session signature short bottle, skipped the pour. Thanks to Eugene for the bottle/reminder that I never rated this back in my Session kick days. Creamy chocolate malt. Almost like a sweet cream, milk chocolate porter. Interesting, unique lager. Dark, but cool finish. Pretty good stuff.