phaleslu (10462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Draft at the brewpub, served in a half-pint glass. Pours a cloudy cocoa brown with a small off-white head. Notes of caramel and toasted and chocolate malts, brown sugar, leaves, and earth. Light-bodied, with low to moderate carbonation and a sweet, toasty mouthfeel. Decent take on the style. Easy and drinkable. rondphoto (4488) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2016
on tap @ Great Crescent / Aurora IN --- Aroma of caramel malt. Clear amber brown color, rocky beige head, hanging strands of lace. Taste is caramel malt that adds cedar on a fizzy swallow, then just enough hops to balance. A reasonable, but not memorable, brew. Drjohnrock (828) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Draft sampler at Great Crescent under the name Great Crescent Dark Lager, sometime in 2013. Nice sweet/malty/musty nose, sweet flavor, actually too much so, with some nice mustiness for balance but not enough to make up for this beer’s flaws. If this is a schwarzbier then I’m Peter Gabriel. Dogbrick (13389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Sample at Twenty Tap. Dark brown color with a medium beige head that recedes quickly to a film. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, grain and slight hops. Light to medium body with flavors of grainy malt, chocolate and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a short toasted malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall. Travlr (25544) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Can courtesy of shrubber85, thank you sir! My first live rate in months, this helps relieve the withdrawl symptoms. Clear dark brown color, small tan edge head. Aroma of nitty burnt caramel on toast. Taste is bittersweet brownies. Light body. Decent.
Patrickctenchi (6666) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours clear, deep red-copper with a tall, thick, light tan head.
Caramel malt, chocolate, cherry aroma.
Taste is slightly metallic, chocolate malt, caramel.
Sweet, light bodied.
Nice flavour. b3shine (9025) - Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
16 oz can to half-pint (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good for the style; a transparent hazelnut with fluffy head somewhere between off-white and light beige. Smells of malt, grain, and mild lager yeast. Tastes like it smells, only sweeter, with notes of caramel and a touch of hops and toastiness. Nice and smooth on the palate. Not bad, and tastes richer than it smells. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Can. I actually can’t get a lot of smell to it; I get some faint toasting to the nose, but not much else. Taste is slightly sweet with the same toasting in there, but ends up being a relatively boring drink. Not much to this beer, in my opinion. Meh. bluejacket74 (1993) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
16 ounce can. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a dark brownish/red color with about an inch off-white head that sticked around for a while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like caramel and toasted malt, bittersweet chocolate and a bit of of coffee. The taste is similar (but stronger) compared to the aroma, and there’s also a bit of smokiness and saltiness noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick with moderate carbonation. $2.70 a single. patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2013
tap at Dash In - Pours hazy amber-orange with a lingering off-white head. It smells of mild malt with some caramel. It’s sweet, light bodied, kind of watery, and better as it warms. There’s caramel and more yeast character than one usually finds in a lager. It has a bubbly mouthfeel and overall is an okay brew.