Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle into a ale glass. Pour is dark ruby almost black with a fine head. Aroma is very low but roasted malt and Carmel. Taste is rich and deep, full on roasted malt very good. Finishes smooth ozarkspops (368) - - JUL 21, 2013
Very dark brown pour. With medium light tan head. Chocolate and roasty malt aromas. Flavor is also very chocolaty. Very smooth and sweet finish.
---Rated via iPhone AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Clear ruby brown color with fleeting tan head. Dark toast, chocolate, mineral aromas. Light to medium body with average co2. Light chocolate, dirt, caramel flavors with dry black malts----not bad. annunz123 (963) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2013
Malt, fruit, and a little grassy hops in the aroma. Flavor is mildly sweet and nutty. Some smoke and hop bitterness in the finish. Nothing great, but nothing bad either. Ratman197 (15212) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2013
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of roastiness, toffee, cocoa and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, cocoa and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.
Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 3, 2013
UPDATED: APR 4, 2013 Purchased as Harpoon Dark: Aroma is malty with hints of dark fruit. Pours a dark brown with a none lasting off-white and no lacing. The taste is malt up front, hints of dark fruit in the middle, and a hoppy bitter finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, a pleasant beer, nothing outstanding. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone rejtable (2819) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
Poured coffee black with a light head and good lacing. Notes of espresso, fruit and a metallic note that wasn’t very pleasant. Bad tap? Light body with low carbonation. high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
On tap. Pours a dark black with a tan head and lacing. It has a medium aroma of sweet, dark, and toasty malts. The flavor is sweet and dark malts up front leading to a balanced semisweet middle and aftertaste over a light-medium mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Chudwick (3314) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - MAR 21, 2013
12oz bottle - pours ruby brown with beige head and decent lacing. Nose is caramel and roasted malts. Flavor adds light coffee and grassy hops. Wow, better than I expected. Taste is well balanced and bittersweet. Refreshing not so light. Solid. It drinks itself. ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 2/4/13. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark cola color. The head isn’t particularly impressive; it’s a one finger light mocha shade that fades away to a gimpy-looking film quickly.
S: Mild roasted grains, some faint chocolate, nuts, butterscotch, and slight fruity esters. A decent aroma that only suffers only from its mild strength.
T: There’s an initial hit of roasted coffee, before it finishes with some nutty malts and some stone fruit esters. Not complex or particularly interesting, but it’s easy drinking and pleasant.
M: Superbly clean and crisp. Apart from a slight lingering fruity note from the lager yeast, this is as bone dry as it gets. I really like the feel here.
O: I had this one last year and hated it. Having it now, it’s less awful and more ho-hum. Still, it does a solid job of hitting the qualities a dark lager should.