mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Poured a deep, opaque mahogany with a thick tan head. The nose was of roasted malts, molasses and chocolate. The taste follows suit starting with roasted malts, chocolate and coffee notes as well. The end suggests fig or other subtle dark fruits with a light hoppiness to offset the malt. A dryness leads you to the finish with soft roasted malt taste. The feel was a little thin. Light texture, smooth mouthfeel, very mellow. Light body, but very satisfying taste.
sausage86 (27) - USA - JAN 17, 2007
Pours richer and much less watery than its "golden" brother; pleasing to look at. Aroma is sweet and malty. Overall flavor is pleasing, but definitely nothing special. Slight bite in the aftertaste. Enjoyable until the last drop. Recommended with food (I had this in a restaurant...) DYCSoccer17 (3706) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2006
Bottle purchased at Little Prague in Davis, CA. Grassy, hoppy, roasty aroma. Suprisingly hoppy. Some anise and chocolate as well. I also detect some woodsiness, too. Moderately transparent mahogany color with a frothy, off-yellowish head and nice lacing. Very attractive. Slightly sweet, chocolate/anise flavors to start. Becomes a bit roasted in the middle. Finishes with slight grassy hoppiness. Rather thin and a little watery, but drinkable and smooth. Reid (2611) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2006
LIke the old style simplistic label. 500 ml bottle.
Good looking dark beer dark brown, bordering on black small tan head, bubbly, nice looking in my pint mug.
malty sweet aroma, slightly smoky ash in the back ground.
very coffee like accent to the taste as described by others,dark coffee with hints of dried fruit, not much hops happening, dry ,quick finish leaves the impression of wateryness.
Pretty thin on the palate, but that might just be the finish.
A drinkable enough beer, but totally unremarkable. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Bottle compliments of Tres Bonne Cuisine in Boise, ID<!-- BR -->Pours a dark brownish black color, a light tan head. The nose is sweet and rich with some subtle skunk and corn notes. Lots of molasses and brown sugar, some roast and a touch of vanilla. The finish is balanced, it has that classic tangy "imported european dark lager" hint in the end. A bit traditional but a bit stale and a letdown.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2006
the black lion pours like a porter, it’s stubbornly resistant to illumination and dark as a coal digger’s nostril-- but throw enough wattage at it and you’ll expose some raw meat hues. the head was a billowy splendor, this cat was coiffed to extravagance by vidal sassoon with foam as tan as bran flakes and as dense with variegated bubbles as a natural sponge. the aroma loses a point for a dried blood and tin foil metalllic distraction. on the plus side there’s cherry, dark chocolate and smoke. a sweet, medium-bodied dark lager with a pleasantly surprising bitterness suggesting citrus oil and one that lingers like a loud shout in a deep cave. starkat2k (5) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 20, 2006 does not count
Dark red/brown in appearance, not much head. This is moderately pleasant, no bitterness, and easy on the palate. No body. Great aroma, though. Wiseblood (701) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Dark reddish-brown with not much head. Sweet dark roasted malt aromas. Light coffee and malt flavors without any bitterness. Not bad, but too thin and watery to make a good impression. gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Much better than the double bock. Dark and swet hints of dark fruits. Missing that littlwe extra something to make it a great beer, but still very enjoyable. dwyerpg (6378) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 27, 2005
First one that actually look and smells good. More importantly, it tastes alright too. Typical roasty chocalty Czech dunkel. Not the greatest but acceptable.