The Black Lager is described as "cold brewed" on the bottle, and I can't say I really know what means. You can't mash cold or sugars won't be extracted, and you certainly can't boil cold... so I guess they mean that it's fermented cold. Well, news flash, you already said it was a lager so we already know it's fermented cold! I guess I'm being nitpicky, but I don't like it when the labels "lie" because labels (and the internet) are never supposed to lie! Enough of that though, on to the beer.
Reviewers: Eric Ducote (BR Beer Scene), Dustin Davis, Jeremy Spikes and James Lawson (Whiskeybomb.com).
Serving: 12 oz. brown bottle.
Appearance: Dark brown, thin tan head, decent dark beer.
Aroma: Roasted, slightly caramel and a little bitter. Dustin wasn't all the impressed, but James liked the roastiness.
Taste: Weaker than the aroma I thought. Dustin said, "definite lager yeast profile w/ slight burnt taste & dark roast."
Mouthfeel: Light mouthfeel with good carbonation.
Overall: I thought it was a decent dark lager, Dustin said it wasn't his favorite, and Jeremy described it as a "pretty good Guinness light."
Overall Rating: 69.5
My Rating: 73
(Guinness Draught scored a 76 overall and a 71 by me, so I guess I was favoring the lager on this day.)