3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2016 From bottle it’s deep, lightly hazed brown with a short head.
Aroma impression is black malt, roast, leathery coffee, touches of match stick, with strong diacetyl giving it a buttery burnt milk quality... and because the smoked malt is mild and seems eclipsed by the roast, the diacetyl actually lends it a Czech Tvame resemblance. Medium-light bodied and lightly sweet with balanced bitterness. Carbonation is supple and fine and the body slender, velvet-like and creamy, but lacks malt depth. I had a better experience from tap but still found it basic overall and a little watery-thin in texture.
ajnepple (5831) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz single bottle from Molly’s Spirits. Black appearance with a nice tan head and light lacing. Aroma of roasted grain, light smoke, chocolate malt and coffee. Similar flavor, rich, dark and mildly sweet with a light roasted bitterness and a light smoky finish. Light to medium body with a slight watery feel and soft carbonation. A nice lager overall.
hopdog (11984) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Smokey, chocolate, and some roastiness.
Ernest (7510) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, coffee, unsweetened chocolate), lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of smoke, minerals. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Quite a nice brewski...the aroma isn’t super complex, but it’s very clean and enticing...great roastiness, with nice smoke in the background. A bit watery, but nicely balanced for quaffing enjoyment!
Westchesterco (1937) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the Jack’s Abby Beer Hall. It is axdEk brownish black color with an ecru head.the aroma is fig and the taste is strong smokey tobacco. And had a smooth finish
Iphonephan (6602) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Jack’s Abby Beer Hall. Pours a clear cola with an ecru head. Light smoky aroma. Flavors of leather and tobacco. Smooth, smoky finish.
jflopsu (1474) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro. Pours black, light at the bottom that is nearly transparent, with thick light tan head. A faint wasted down roasted malt and chocolate aroma. A watered down taste of chocolate, roasted malts, grains, and hint of smokiness. A tame aftertaste of malts.
Skinnyviking (9214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Low fluffy white lasting head. Very dark red brown body. Mildly smoked roasted malt caramel aroma. Sweet roasted malt caramel flavor with little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a short finish.
17Beer (285) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good aromas of malt and some hops. Pours black with a tan head. Light lacing. Nice flavors of hops and yeast. Dry layer like. Heavy carbonation. Lots of burps. Nice.
zoucrew102 (1622) - - OCT 16, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Smoky aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee and roast. Pours black with about one finger of light brown head that has decent retention and lacing. Starts with good flavors of roast, coffee and chocolate as well as a rich full body. Finishes smooth with a good amount of smoke to go with the roast that lingers on the palate nicely. Excellent black beer.