anders37 (24797) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with weak hints of licorice. Roasted malty caramel and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.
Travlr (23006) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark clear brown color, beige head. Aroma of lightly toasted caramel. taste is roasty cocoa and caramel, not much bitterness.
Theydon_Bois (18266) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Eastburn, PDX, 25/05/13.
Mahogony brown with a thin beige head that clears to the edge and leave a film.
Nose is dark malt, grass, hint of toffee, grain, sugars.
Taste comprises dark toffee, malt, light cereal, sugars, hint of citrus.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, bitter sweet finish.
Ok as per its billing ... ’a sessional lager’
brokensail (16332) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a very dark brown color with a thin layer of off-white head, but minimal retention.
S: Roasted malts and coffee are immediately noticeable. While the more roasted qualities are dominant, there is a really nice dark chocolate note to it as well. It lacks the sharp acidity of a lot of schwarzbiers, which I find nice.
T: Much more chocolately that I was anticipating. Dark and slightly bitter chocolate with plenty of roasted malts and just a touch of coffee. Definitely some earthy hop notes are present as well.
M: Medium in body with a surprisingly creamy feel on the tongue.
O: I thought the regular Session Lager was pretty decent, but this really blows it out of the water. Solid beer.
jtclockwork (15613) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Yanick. Pours black. Light tan head. Nose of chocolate malt and snow peas. Taste of chocolate, lager yeast and light roastiness. Sessionable as the name implies.
bhensonb (14622) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Liquid Solutions. Pours a rather darkish ruby with a slim beige head. Aromas of dark malt and chocolate. Medium body with firm carbonation. There’s some light fruit beneath the dark malt and chocolate. Rather refreshing. Good drink. Finishes towards bitter.
Ratman197 (14076) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stubby bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of charcoal, burnt carmel, roasted malt and light smoke. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of burnt carmel, roasted malt, light charcoal and a hint of smoke with a smooth lingering roasty finish.
Tmoney99 (14017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear black color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate toasted bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Good brew.
argo0 (13778) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
11oz bottle. Small beige head that mostly dissipates, atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, molasses/caramel, some anise, nut, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, chococaramel, some orange/earthy, light nut, roast. Thin light-medium body, undercarbonated.
DSG (13693) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 Re-rate 1/15: Bottle sample at a tasting at Stas’s place. Thanks Tom L. Dark amber-brown. Caramel, toast, nuts, chocolate. Sweetish. Seems fresher than last time, but still just OK. 6/3/6/3/12
Bottle sample at a tasting at Zvika’s place. Thanks zvikar. Clear deep amber with red hues. Oxidized aroma with a bit of cardboard, chocolate, a bit of nutty notes and a bit of caramel. Sweetish flavor with caramel, a bit of chocolate, light roastiness, a bit sugary. Medium-bodied. 5/3/6/3/11=2.8