Orlio’s Black Lager pours very dark brown with a thin, tan head. Deep roasted grain scents and a touch of bittersweet chocolate flow from the glass. The flavor begins with muscular roasted barley and strong coffee notes alongside burnt sugar sweetness. The beer has a rough edge that makes the taste more like a dry stout than a dark lager; it’s a palate-pleaser for those who enjoy dark beer. The body is thin, though the beer is highly carbonated. The lingering roasted flavors sing through the aftertaste.