ddemmingjr (800) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle- pours jet black, brown dense ring of foam head. Nose is malts- chocolate, roasted coffee beans, resin and dark fruits. More coffee, milk chocolate, subtle nuttiness and resin hop bitterness on the finish. Rich an full bodied. Quite good for Rogue
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bigguns22 (798) - Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Dark black beer with a milk chocolate head that sicks to the glass. Aroma is bitter and sour almost wine like with chocolate notes. Rich with dark chocolate flavors with a heavy malt profile. A great beer that I will drink often and a style I will find more of. odinstyr (797) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Pours black with a small brown head. Smells of caramel, bread, floral. Taste is mildly bitter and sweet, predominantly the roasted malts - chocolate/coffee BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle. Jet black hue with a wonderfully fluffy and persistent brown head. Nose is big roast and grains with a clean lager profile, hints of earthy hops. Flavor is a clean grainy malts with a touch of melanoidins, roast, and coffee/cocoa, earthy-grassy hops provide modest bitterness in the middle, finishes clean and slightly sweet. Medium body, smooth carbonation, watery body texture with frothy head. Super-easy to drink lager with an impressive roasty malt profile. Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Pours a thick, opaque dark espresso brown with thick tan-tinged head. Aroma is very earthy, a mix of rich soil with chocolate coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, cacao beans and bready. Body is fairly light with quite a bit of carbonation.
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2014
This is a lovely surprise. I was expecting, based on the label of "black lager" it would be thin and weak like most beers advertised as "black xyz:" thick flavorful wonderful. mbgrayson (774) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 19, 2011
Pours almost black, with a dark tan head. Aroma is malty and dark, with hints of chocolate. Taste is rich and malty, with hops, chocolate, and coffee. Nice hoppy background. Smooth, well blended, and quite drinkable. Thumbs way up! swanmann (773) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - APR 7, 2010
An unmistakably lush, DARK chocolate brown brew with light brown, orange hued foam poured from the bottle. I smell chocolate, but my allergies are making it very difficult. It tastes like espresso, creamy, sweet and bitter. But the hops up front open the flavor wonderfully. The finish lingers deeply bittersweet. Yumm! samsmith33 (772) - - APR 26, 2014
A gorgeous looking beer. I?d give it a 6 for appearance if it let me as I don?t think i?ve. Ever seen a beer behave this way upon pouring. Almost like it is creaming bubbling up in the bottle. Dark black, big big big tan head. Mighty bubbles. Great legs. Aroma is mineral, chocolates. Taste is the same with some toasted barley. Creamy feel, with some zip. A very nice beer. Very different. Very interesting. Only "downer" is that I think 22 oz. is really the limit on what you can stand because of how rich it is. This is from 3.13.14. GnarlyGnome (770) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle: pours a beautiful black, a dark brown head that fades after a minute to a pure tan color. Coffee is the overwhelming smell, but once I tasted it, i see it’s well balanced by a malty sweetness and lively carbonation... Great beer.