Roser (44) - Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance- fairly dark, semi clear, mahogany, cola brown. Thin mocha colored head that didn’t last long. Little to no lacing.
Smell- clean. Malt and spices. Dark and toasty. Light chocolate notes.
Taste- bready, caramel, cocoa.
Mouthfeel- smooth and creamy. Crisp. Light bodied.
Overall- very good/nice. An above average schwarzbier. Would recommend and have again.
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty malt scents and some minor caramel slight earthy grass notes. Light off white head and dark brownish red body. Light hops some roasty biscuit and minor earthy coffee and vanilla flavors. Smooth on the palate.
JMCtime (83) - Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2015 Decent dark beer for a reasonable price. Nothing too special about but good for when you don’t want to put down a lot more money on a specialty or microbrew.
trapped (2968) - New York, TURKEY - AUG 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drought. Reddish brown with small beige creamy head, light caramel aroma, roasted malt taste, thin body, low carbonation, medium finish with caramel aftertaste. Light but easy to drink.
maley1 (1233) - Calgary, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with small off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, slight citrus and faint hops. Taste of roasted malts, faint chocolate, cocoa, faint hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, very drinkable, perfectly balanced, all around a very good beer.
maekchu (3816) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Full Sail in Hood River, as Full Sail Session Black Premium Dark Lager. Small sweetish roasty nose. Medium translucent brown (not so dark). Toasty malt, licorice, candy, chocolate, light caramel, and root beer. Thin-medium body. Maybe a bit too sweet, and too sessionable?
Sarlacc83 (2241) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Nearly opaque brown. Half inch creme colored head.
N: Biscuit, cocoa, char, straw, brown sugar, and a touch of Earth and pine.
T: Good sweetness. Some bitterness. Both developed to be easily drank.
M: Light and a touch oily.
O: Nice beer for a sunny afternoon while waiting for football. Won’t take too much of your attention, but that’s by design.
BierMeHoos (587) - Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aromas of a traditional lager but pours a nice shade of dark. The taste is great. Sparkly but subdued hops hit up front and then a wash of cocoa, with a delicate coffee taste. The flavor is immense and the body is nice and light. Very awesome and easy drinking.
steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice pour limited head.smooth but nice taste of burnt roast hops. Nothing great but a nice reasonably priced dark beer. Not a bad choice
Lizardking3 (192) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Always good for the price. This is a much more serious beer than its "Red" brother. Very Drinkable