chrisv10 (18240) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2012
Bottle @ DØE Syd. Black with big brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and nutty. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, nutty, medium sweet, little smoke and a little bitter. yngwie (17186) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
On tap at Rogue, San Francisco. An almost black one, with a small light beige head. The aroma is roasted, with toffee and coffee. Decent bitterness in the flavor, along with the roasted malts, coffee and toffee found jun the aroma, as well as dark chocolate. Medium body, dry, and with a nice carbonation level. Bitter finish. A rally pleasant lager. 130805 FatPhil (16953) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2013
Tap (CWAF2013, Sat)Benzai (16569) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
Rich roasty aroma, a touch of coffee. Thick and smooth in the mouth, maybe oily. Brown tight head. Very rich and also highly drinkable. So full and flavoursome it comes over as a great US porter, rather than a great US schwarz. Pleasant hops give it some bite too. Yum.
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT VI. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized quickly diminishing light brown head. Smell malts, cooked vegetables, lightly smoke and roastyness. Taste malts, some coffee, roastyness. Medium body, medium carbonation. bhensonb (15624) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Bomber from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours quite black with a huge, foamy dark tan head. Smells like chocolate. Medium body plus with smooth carbonation. Flavor starts chocolate, then goes rather gritty, and almost smoky with coffee. It is much more bitter than not, and it has a really nifty mouthfeel in the finish. Wonder if I imagined the smoke. I think it’s pretty complex for a lager, and it drinks very easily. Bitter is starting to show up on the sides of my tongue, and other things are going on too. Good job from Rogue.
Scopey (15500) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle from Thistle News. It pours jet black with a thick tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, tar, cocoa, coffee and soy sauce. The taste is bitter, roasty, coffee, pepper, toast, mild acidity, tar and light soy sauce with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Not bad, I’m just not a big fan of the soy sauce character kicking about. djd07 (15342) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2011
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a very dark brown with a small tan head that diminishes quickly to nothing. The aroma is a roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with a dry
malt and chocolate with a lingering dry finish. A very good black lager from Rogue. Ratman197 (15228) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of charcoal, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, earthiness and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of charcoal, roasted malt, coffee, earthiness, bitter chocolate and a hint of pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle at Fanø Slumber Party 2012. Pitch black – ok brown head. Chocolate, roasted, nice malty. ok light hoppy, light burned, nice fat body, high roasted, light smokey malts, Lovely. DSG (15119) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Black-colored with a thick light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, a bit of coffee, some smokiness, herbal notes and a light vegetal note. Smoky and roasty flavor with some coffee, a bit of cocoa and a bit of chocolate. Medium to full-bodied.