arminjewell (9727) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2014 bpreo (3011) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark, with an aftertaste hinting at a Porter. Good job Ninkasi, for the first time in months they have sastisfied me.
Pour on tap, reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, red berry, hints of dark cocoa, nuts in there, spice as well, some earthy, herbal hops as well. Taste is a mix of herbal, earthy, and grassy hops into some dark fruit, caramel, toffee, nutty notes with a hint of cocoa, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter. Pretty nice for the style. AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Clear copper color with light tan head. Nutty, earthy dirt, mild alcohol aromas. medium body, soft carbonation. Dark caramel, light chocolate flavors with a lagered nuttiness---a bit weak Squizzle (305) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Dark brown solid lager. Quite tasty malt and little foam from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Love the name. trujahwarrior (515) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2013
Pours a brown/copper color with a medium whit head that leaves good lacing. Smells of roasted malt, caramel, plums, and dark chocolate. Tastes of all the same things in the smell also some nutty flavor added as well. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly creamy with good carbonation. Overall this is a pretty solid dark lager. Ninkasi is slowly growing on me lately. I noticed the beers they brew that aren?t part of their regular lineup are better. 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle:   Brownish, faint garnet hues, moderate frothy sandy head, nice lacing.   Soft malty nose, a bit nutty.   Malty on the tongue, smooth, but not very big.   Falls off quickly, but its clean.   A bit nutty.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Backside is a bit mealy.   Otherwise a clean example, mild sweetness.   Fairly good.
robforbes (2278) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Pours a cloudy dark copper with a small white head, and good lacing.
Smell is of malt, caramal, some spice, and hops.
Taste of roasted malt, caramel, a bit of nuts, and a small amount of dark fruits in the back. Ends a little thick and somewhat bitter. ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2012
A - Pours a fairly dark brown-ruby color with a finger of frothy off white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted malts with hints of cocoa and coffee, a bit of vanilla and nuttiness, some earthy hops, and some lager esters.
T - Starts off with a mix of roasted dark malts with some chocolate coming through and a bit of vanilla. Through the middle, some coffee comes through with some earthy hops and a hint of black licorice. The finish is a mix of roasted dark malts, cocoa, coffee, earthy hops, a touch of vanilla, and some lager esters.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, sweet, and astringent finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice smooth dark lager with good over balance and complexity. Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Out of the bottle from Uptown. Pours a dark brown with a small white head. Smell is slightly malty as well as the taste. Pretty solid lager. vyvvy (6835) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Another thanks to gregwilsonstl for sharing this. Pours clear bronze / mahogany with a small off-white head. The aroma has smooth bready malt, lager smoothness and dry toffee. Medium crisp body with a light amount of carbonation. The flavor begins with the aroma traits spot on along with a bit of hop presence and some dry toffee. The finish is a bit astringent. Nice dunkel. Reid (2673) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2012
12 oz single from "Lifesource" Salem .
Deep amber , maybe brown with ruby accents beer, with a large thick,frothy light tan coloured head.
not much aroma to talk off what there is is milk chocolate and weak coffee..
Flavour is slightly more chocolate and coffee, slightly roasty in character.
Mouthfeel is OK for style, nothing to go crazy over
Altogether kinda boring, i think the extra lagering took any character it might have had away.