Jamesthebrit (417) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first beer that I aged in a cellar.... Bottled Jan 2012, so... about 1.25 years old. Poured into a tulip...
A: For what this is, the beer looks amazing. Pitch black, somewhat thick. Head is tan and creamy. Great lacing. Best looking lager I have ever seen.
S: Pretty complex on the smell which, again, for the style is impressive. Roasty, acidic, a tinge of sour, malt. Pretty much no hops. Chocolate... citrus.
T: Tastes pretty amazing. The difference in flavor notes between the acidity and the roast is interesting. A yeasty note as well. Finish is very lager like being extremely clean. Alcohol cuts though a bit. Drinks a lot like a porter.
P: Sits pretty smooth but the alcohol begins to cut through as does the acidity. A little light on the mouthfeel.
Overall this is a pretty amazing beer and hopefully a success at cellaring. I was only able to get one bottle so I guess I’ll never know. Otherwise as this is, for a lager this beer is killer. Great flavor notes. Very complex. Great finish. Only a couple downfalls being the acidity that cuts though and the alcohol is a bit excessive. Otherwise a very impressive beer.
BlackBeerPG (439) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste: deep roasted malts, chocolate, big peppery finish with complex hops throughout. Robust solid spiced nose.
Brownish Black in color, mostly clear, Nice foamy head and webbed lace. Full body. Tasty Black Lager with some hops to balance to malty backbone.
Beerandhockey8 (371) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - OCT 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a nice black, thick tan head. Nose is malty, dry, dark fruit. Taste is medium bodied, bitter. Silky finish, nice beer
Enwiebe (309) - - JUL 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/28/16. Bomber from early 2015. Pours black mahogany with a large tan head. Nose and mouth dominated by very dark roasted notes. Mouth has more of a tang than bitterness. Definitely could have used even more aging to continue to develop its depth.
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nealblind (1755) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown long lasting cream head. aroma wheat smoke chocolate, wood. Tastes smoke wood, caramel, cocoa power. silky mouthfeel.
onceblind (8211) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 verson, aged 4, maybe 4.5 years. Black pour with a thin khaki head. Meaty licorice and dry cocoa on the nose, smokey roast, and something like clove. Big full flavor with some gentle smoke, gentle roasted cocoa, a touch of licorice, and finishes semi dry with some dark cocoa and light smoke.
asedzie (807) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with beige head. Nose has spice, herbs, a yeasty edge, just a touch of roasted malt. Flavor is deep and rich - predominantly cocoa, some roasted nuts, with a pleasant residual sugar sweetness in the finish. Just a bit of palate cleansing bitter lager hops in the aftertaste. Great beer.
nickd717 (4397) - Sofia, BULGARIA - DEC 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, all fancy-like. Pours darkest brown with garnet hues when held up to the light. The motherf***ing head is tan, enormous, and never goes away, like a jacked up Jersey Shore guido such as myself. Deal with it, bro. The aroma is nice, toasty with spicy, peppery noble hops. Somewhat sweet flavor with a touch of sugar coming through alongside the roast, ash, and bitter coffee. Dry and bitter finish. Medium-plus body with a dry and carbonated feel. Deece.
commonshawn (1113) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at bulldog ne. Nearly black with frothy white head. Malty toffee nose. Coffee, toffee, high malt. Creamy and thick. Small hop bite and bitterness. High alcohol taste. Full beer.
hayduke (5034) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF 2015. Ib the tasting glass this was black with a tan head. Nose of roasted malts with chocolate and coffee. Touch of citrus. Medium body. Flavor has the chocolate and coffee but some smoke as well Finishes bitter but not too bitter. Very good
JohnGalt1 (1708) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours deep dark walnut brown.... when held to a light the stem end of my glass glows a deep ruby.... Dark tan head sticks around for a bit leaving nice drapes of crusty lacing.
The nose is roasty.... a bit coffee like... some dark toast is rounded out by hints of malty sweetness.... smells pretty clean.
Flavor mirrors the aromas.... very clean... no fruity esters... just nice malty goodness.
The body is a solid medium... carbonation is good small bubble... everpresent.
Interesting brew... I would drink it sooner than later... I doubt cellaring will do anything to help an already fresh clean brew.