popery (2231) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Bottle, home. This beer pours just about the exact color of black coffee. The head is a light mocha cream that dissipates a bit faster than I’d like and doesn’t seem to leave all that much lacing. The aroma is a bit muted for the style. There’s a yeast note that overpowers the roasted malt, which contributes some nice coffee and dark chocolate flavors. The taste is mildly sweet. I’d prefer this beer a bit drier, but there’s a nice hop bite in the finish that reigns things in. Feel is just ok, a bit watery. Nice beer; I’d like to see more from this brewery. Aquilo (658) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
This is a good looking beer, dark black with a thick creamy head and some lacing. Aroma is funky and earthy, and I thought it was a bit off-putting. There’s some roasty malty in there, but they are overpowered by the strange funk. The flavor is moderately bitter. Overall, this is a drinkable beer, and I look forward to more Lucky Hand beers in the future. bhensonb (15858) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Bomber from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. Pours very dark brown with a slight tan head. Nice chocolate aroma with mild florality. So Black California Common. Interesting. Medium body with sharp carbonation. Flavor is smooth dark malt with mixed milk/dark chocolate. There’s definitely some hoppy bitter in the finish. It’s a very nice beer. kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
22oz bottle, purchased at Bottle Barn. Pours a deep brown color; thin, fine-bubbled light-tan head. Restrained levels of roast and bitter chocolate in the aroma. Medium-light to medium bodied; a pretty robust lager that seems to be channeling Moonlight Death & Taxes, although it doesn’t have the same degree of malty richness as Brian’s beer; there might be a touch of green apple / acetaldehyde here, but it doesn’t really mess up anything, and gets included alongside a prominent mineral note; a tasty black lager showing a fair amount of chocolate, cocoa, and restrained roastiness; well-handed stuff. Medium-length finish, with a lasting mineral bitterness and roasted malt notes; cocoa; nicely dry. gunnar (9778) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2017
Shared bottle at Gutteklubben Gneist Julebord. Pours black as Coke with a huge frothy off-white head. Aroma of caramel and ash. Taste is light sweet caramel with a dark dry coffee finish, nice, thanks to Harald for this one.
Strykzone (7723) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This poured black and had a really big beige head. It bordered on being a gusher. But the foam was very light and drinking through it was not a problem. A roasted aroma. The flavor was also roasted notes with treacle. Some cooked brown sugar. A fizzy feel that eventually left my tongue numb. I needed a lighter beer tonight and this fit the bill nicely. It was flavorful and interesting. bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a dark cream head. Light roast and caramel aroma. Light roast and caramel flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel and light roast lingers with a light mineral note. DedicatedToFun (4003) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Overall decent black lager but nothing to write hone about smooth dark tasty and good to go anders37 (27265) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2013
Draft @ SF Beer Week Opening Celebration 2013, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty weak bready caramel aroma. Slightly roasted malty caramel flavor with weak hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty caramel finish. rmussman (1701) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Sampled in a 22oz bottle from Whole Foods Potrero Hills in SF. Pours dark black. Aroma is sweet and taste is smooth with mild hopping and crisp malts. A good brew. Not too heavy but packed full of flavor.