Dogbrick (13144) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2016 durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Monk’s Kettle in SF. Pours dark, thick black with a creamy light tan head. Big beer in so many ways. Burnt grains, sweet molasses, sharp bitterness. Good, but feels a bit harsh after awhile... mostly in a good way.
Sample at Monk’s Kettle. Flat black color with a medium thin beige head that recedes steadily to a wispy film. Short strings of lacing. Roast malt, coffee and chocolate aroma. Medium body with flavors of charred malt, coffee and mild hops. The finish is roasty with a malty aftertaste. Above average overall. bhensonb (15341) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Tap at Final Gravity in Roseville, CA. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is smooth, chocolaty, malty. Med + body. Flavor is smooth, earthy chocolaty malt. It’s nicely bitter. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2015
This pours a darker brown with a light tan head. Good notes of cocoa, some hints of butterscotch, roasted malt, toasted dark bread. monk191 (2003) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2014
One of the better black lagers we've had. Pours a beautiful thick black with a tan head. Smells of coffee, vanilla, a smokiness, and rainy forest. Tater is like buttered popcorn, coffee and a nice creamy vanilla finish. Had on tap at Billcos. beertholomeus (1813) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt and caramel aroma and flavor. Medium body and carbonation with a chocolate and malt finish.
Brain_Parasite (70) - California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours black with a small head. Not much aroma, a little bit of breadiness and berry. Good flavor and body: surprising refreshing and light with some bread and citrus notes as well as subtle roasted coffee bean notes. If you aren’t a dark beer drinker, don’t be turned away by the appearance. It’s very light and refreshing! bmsulliv (219) - - OCT 25, 2013
Decent black lager but nothing special. Like a German schwarzbier with more stout like qualities.
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Awesome stout pleasantly surprised drank at zeitgeist in SF with friends, dark smooth yummy Sammy (12347) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
On tap at Hopmonk, Sebastol location. Smoky and yet smooth creamy. Black coloured. Great drinkability, even for lunch without the sweetness or peatiness from some smoked bears. Its the Death on Taxes on smoke heaven steroids. Notes Very floral rather than overwhelming smoke aroma doublebock (558) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Black with thin beige head. Rich malty dark chocolate nose. Prominent toasted malt flavor with tobacco and a nice port like kick.