TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2007
light malty aroma. Pours opaque black. Kind of like porter lite. Light body, roasted malts with slight bitter and sour finish. pfriesen (125) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2009
Pours Black with a tan head that quickly fades. Aroma is molasses and coffee, with a slight bit of anise. Mouth feel has a slight, smooth chocolate richness, with flavours of molasses, dried plum and mocha colinw (19) - , British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2009
Smell is mostly caramel, beer is highly carbonated with lots of malt, some coffee and a subtle complexity. Very enjoyable, though nothing jaw-dropping. fiulijn (21264) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2010
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouvermcberko (18977) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2010
Black color, big head. Very nice aroma of roasted malt. Elegant roasted malt flavor, creamy; very dry mouthfeel; but there is also an evident liquorice touch that is out of place. Weak final. Interesting interpretation of the style.
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2014 On tap several times, pours a dark brown with a medium beige head. Nose brings out light roasted malt, light smoke, and some toasted notes. Flavour is the same, with a very smooth, drinkable body. Nothing overly exciting, but very easy drinking and enjoyable if nothing else is available.
Bottle, sampled at Firefly Fine Wines and Ales, pours light brown. Aroma and flavour of light roasted malts, light toast / cereal, and a slight sweetness. Drinkable.
pumpmaster (1437) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2011
355 ml bottle purchased at the brewery in Victoria on 6/23/11 for $2.50 CAD Very good. reebtogi (6385) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2011
355mL bottle poured brown color with slightly off-white head and some hints of lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and some smoke. Taste is roasted malt sweetness and some smoke and hop bitterness in the finish. A pretty good beer overall. HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
Sample at Picaroons Brewers Bash. This kind of reminded me of a lighter porter or dark German style lager. Roasty, a little bit of coffee and chocolate, but it had a rather thin lager body. Probably a better taste than the Guinness black lager going around now, but not as good of a body. BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2014
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl 2014 - Dark in color, lager like flavors and finish. Good roasty malt flavors. This was a good rendition of a dark lager. Ferris (16519) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
Draft - Toasted malts Nd some toffee. Jet black with a decent rich beige head. Toasted malts and some light booze and bitterness. Decent.