joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Atom. It pours a muddy brown color with no head. Looks pretty still. The aroma has some caramel, bread and maybe some raisins. Kind of like raisin bread or fruitcake. The flavor is similarly sweet with more raisin, caramel, walnuts. The carbonation is low and the finish is much too sweet and less than pleasant with some dough and residual sugars. To be honest, this reminds me of some of the cheap dark lagers from Russia. (yes I’m looking at you Baltika) Meh. vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Auburn color with small foamy head. Aroma has some sweet corn and hard water. Taste is sweet caramel malts, some nuttiness and grassy hops. Some richness but a bit cloying. Pretty poor IMO.
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Bottle. Mahogany pour with a small spotty white head. Caramel malt, grain, and maybe a hint of fruit sweetness. Not bad for the style. DasBierChef (1084) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Although not too different from Walleye Chop, a decent lager! cheers! Lush127 (2) - USA - OCT 21, 2010 does not count
When this beer was poured, there was NO HEAD! But the aroma and the appearance was wonderful. A strong, hoppy smell complimented with nuts and some faint coffee aroma. The beer is dark amber that leaves nice legs on the side of the glass.
The taste is just as promised - very similar to Sam Adams Boston Lager. Not too bitter with hint of nut. No coffee flavor, but perhaps I couldn’t detect it. A slight fruity aftertaste that leaves your mouth refreshed. Overall, a great decision.
benfergy (248) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - APR 20, 2010
When the Rooster Lager is poured, it has a very bold brown color. The head is fairly large, but otherwise it’s a clear beer. The aroma bursts forth with a very strong essence of caramel, along with a hint of coffee. This is a bit less present during the tasting of the beer, when the sourness is prominent (it isn’t overly sour, though). The body of the beer is lighter than I was expecting, perhaps a bit too light. Overall, this is a peculiar beer; it’s worth a try, but hard to pigeonhole - which may be either a good or bad thing. Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from Zipps Liquors in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a clear copper amber colored brew with a thin off-white head that has some nice retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, a hint of apple, roasted nuts, some light chocolate, and floral hops. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of caramel malt, tart hard pitted fruits, some floral hops and a hint of spice. Finish is slightly metallic, a little dry with a tart apple, with a hint of toasted and gritty dark malt. Nice aroma but a little dark and somewhat rough in the finish for the type of lagers I enjoy.