kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black and clean. Pours with a good but big bubble frothy head. Runny aroma. Good light roasty malt taste with a thinner consistency.
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the International Great Beer Expo in Uniondale. Pours black with a tan head. There is a trace of roasted malt in the nose and that is about it. The flavor is weak roasted malt and stale cardboard. Light-medium bodied. Thankfully, I was able to sample this at the festival so I won’t have to waste my money buying it.
AirForceHops (6875) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle purchased @ Smiley’s Discount beverage, Dover, NH for $1.59. Deep brown pour into a pint. Soapy head, light lace. Nose of roasted barley. A slight smokiness with a roasted malt backbone. A tad thin in the body. Much better than I thought to was going to be.
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at World of Beer (Carrollwood). Black pour with a tan head. Not a whole lot going on in the aroma other than some roasted malt notes. Flavor is decent but again not very exciting. Fairly watery mouthfeel. Easy drinking but I prefer more character in a Schwarzbier.
BelgianBeerGal (3984) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle at Chad and Monica’s house. Overall, better than average. Nice roasted malt and a hint of smokiness. Very easy drinking and a nice change of pace.
peteysmu (63) - USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
decent lager, skunky taste, weird aftertaste
BREWMUSKCLES (2638) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
aroma of ordinary beer with a bit of extra malt and earth. spicy tingle and dishwater hop to this complex yet not substantial brew that is watery. earth, a bit of anise and a slight slickness with a bit of sharp bubble leave me with the impression that this is a crafty brew made by a crafty brewer. some roast and dark style sweetness.
Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle, a gift from a customer who brought this into the store for me. Thank you, person I can no longer remember. A touching gift, ruined by the fact that I’m a terrible, ungrateful person. Now, on the beer! Bottle, served at home, out off my Maudite glass; pours clear black; 1-finger pale tan head, average lacing. Nose is garbage-water (no really, I’m trying not to be a dick, but this smells rather like old dishwater), flint, bacon, hot dumpster (serious overripe vegetables here) , and some vague roast. Flavours are rather soapy, with light roast pervasive right through, more boiled vegetables. Terrible. Just terrible.
haddon90 (1633) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with a thin, lacing head. Light, roasted malt aroma. Watered down taste with some malt and oats lingering around. Not the best beer, but my expectations were minimal to begin with.
TheBeerGod (6158) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Black pour with a medium, dense brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, charred grains, cold coffee and faint chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, toasted grains, dark bread, ash, and cold coffee. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more roasted malt, light ashy notes, toasted grains, dark bread, coffee and light chocolate.