rondphoto (4355) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Opaque black with a good head and lace. Roasted malt and a light bittering are the whole story here. Easy to drink because there is so little going on. Not bad at all, just not very much to it.
mmmbeer (1409) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a near black with a sharp maroon tint when held to a light source, mildly creamy darkened tan head and gently whisped away. Hearty aroma of roasted barley with a mild note of hops. Hits the mouth with a firm medium body, roastedness of the malt is not subtle at all- but I like it that way, holds up well in the middle, finish has a bittering feeling that wants to linger, but goes away much faster than I would like. I call this one deadly- damn near had the whole six pack in less that 15 minutes last night. It wasn’t until running back to the fridge that I saw I had 1 bottle left. Very solid sessioner.
jcwattsrugger (12347) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2oz bottle-pours black with a big tight tan head. Aroma is roasty dark malt, earthy. Taste is roasty dark malt, 2nd earthy hops. Medium Body.
Brewbie (479) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. dark black, thin lasting tan head. light aroma of roast. taste is a bit thin, not a lot going on, a little roast.
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at QFC in Mukilteo/Harbour Pointe, WA. Pours a VERY dark brown with a minimal tan colored head. Aroma: Roasted malt. Flavor: Same as the aroma, with a hint of coffee. Light bodied and delicious.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very dark brown, not totally black, with a nice tan head. Aroma is mildly roasty. And flavor is mildly roasty. Shockingly little going on here. Sent a search party out for flavor and couldn’t find hardly anything even after I boldly ignored the bottle instructions and allowed it to warm up - in a glass. At least nothing offensive here. I kinda liked this one looking forward to the next one.
vikingguy (1096) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black with tall foamy tan head. Grassy, corn aroma. Taste - roasted malt and grassy hops. Notes of coffee and toast. Medium body. Easy drinking, but overall rather boring. Just ok for me.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black in color, clear with a thin white head. Good dark malt and lager aroma. I found this a very easy drinking nice dark beer. This is a great beer for when you want some flavor but not the heaviness. i liked the flavor.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle and served in Guinness pint glass: Pours a deep brown with reddish highlights topped by a fizzy head and spotty lace. The aroma has notes of ashy, roasted, and bready malts, some dark fruit and a hint of soapy yeast. The taste is utterly ordinary, simple sugars, sweet malt, heavy wet grains and a touch of herbal Continental hops. The mouth feel is watery and fades into a distance far too quickly. Even for a session Schwarzbier this lacks any real German character. Honest it was what I expected... sadly. (The McSorleys Irish Black Lager is world class compared to this)
wildbillvms (45) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The best way to describe this beer is mix 50% Guinness with 50% Michelob Ultra... It has a very good taste, then after you swallow , the taste disappears like Ultra does? So? Less filling / Tastes great while in mouth?