brew4fun (209) - West Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I was really looking forward to this one. Any expectations I held were immediately snuffed out with the first sip. It seems to be a pale lager with just enough roasted malt to color it - which is very little. What is "cold-brewed", anyway?? Very thin body, very abrupt finish. May be a passable "lawnmower beer", except for the price.
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark brown with a large fluffy head. Smells like a dark malted lager. Tastes mildly malted and mildly hoppy. Light-bodied with a wet texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Guinness Black Lager finishes rather blandly.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bought at Krogers.
Black. Med. creamy, beige head. Aroma: Roasted chocolate malts. Flavor: Roasted coffee, like a light Stout. Roasty, clean finish.
drjay44 (3618) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ignoring the directions to drink straight from the bottle, I poured it into aglass. Poured a thin short lived head, over a clear, brown (SRM 30) body....nose is hints of coffee, chocolate (my imagination may have run rampant),, strong cereal....taste is ligth cereal malt, finishing with a bit of bitterness.....mouth feel light and watery, carbonation adds a sharp tongue startling bonk. This is not a Schwartzbier. It is a Pale Lager dyed black. When the brewery tells you to drink it from the bottle, it means "it don’t have no aroma". BJCP 5/3/9/4/5
Sledutah (7374) - Utah, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from the state store
Appearance: Black with with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, toffee, smokey and woody
Taste: Toasted malts, toffee and herbal
OK, but I won’t be buying it again
Gription79 (2885) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 ounce bottle
Aroma: minimal aroma- slight roasted malts, sulfur
Appearance: solid black, no head
Taste: some roasted malts, touch caramel sweetness
Palate: thin, highly carbonated
Overall: This is a very boring beer. Bland and no character to it at all.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from pikapp327. On a night filled with cheap malt liquor, I was really hoping this would be the stand out beer of the night. Dark pour with a small tan head. Aroma is faintly roasted and pretty subdued. Taste is milky sweetness, sour grain, and a little more roast. Oh well.
Cavie (4585) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle courtesy Fratto via pikapp327. Im already confused. This beer pours super dark. Black and brown color. Tan foamy head. Aroma is lightly chocolate and metallic. Flavor is dry, metallic, and a slight bit gross. No thank you.
scarletfire65 (1423) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2011
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very dark brown / black pour. The aroma is off, slight roasted malt, licorice, but also an uncharacteristic earthy mushroom aroma. Smells oxidized. Dissipates as the brew warms, but off putting at first. Light bodied, high carbonation, watery palate. Slight roasted malt, slight hoppiness, abrasive finish.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small white-ish head. Pretty light on aroma but there is some malty scent with some light roasty notes. Taste is a light lager.. some well done barley in the mix. This is pretty decent but way overpriced.