mjg74 (2945) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Walmart. Very dark in color. Almost black with some ruby outlines. Sweet roasty nose. Some coffee and sugar scents as well. Roasty with some sweetness up front. A little hoppiness. Some coffee and candy sugar. Pretty smooth.
djd07 (7944) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is roast and chocolate. Medium mouth with light roast, raisin, light dry finish.
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from grocery store in Roseburg Oregon. Appearance:finger tan head, dark brown color, opaque. Aroma: nutty, chocolate, light roast. Palate: full body, average carbonation, thin texture. Taste: sweet chocolate malt with nuttiness, on into light hoppiness. Overall, very enjoyable beer.
rosenbergh (9678) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the 10 Barrel, Bend, OR.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small off-white head.
Sweet malt, dark fruits, cherry and mild alcohol in the aroma.
Sweet malt and sweet dark fruitiness in the flavour. Thinnish.
bottomfisher (16) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Absolutely the finest beer I have ever tasted. Founded at a small convenience store in Beaverton, OR. You never know where you will find a great beer, but this one is exceptional.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty and roasty, with hints of biscuit, vanilla, and leather. Taste/Palate: thin; starts crisp and sweet; finishes creamy, dry, and slightly astringent.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, brewery, black pour, tan head, nose is nutty, taste is caramel, rich, coffee, interesting
hotstuff (4729) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 9-14-2013 at Fort Wayne, IN RateBeer gathering. This bottle beer forms a small tan head that is fully lasting, opaque dark brown body and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is dark malt, roasted and chocolate. The flavor mimics the aroma. The mouthfeel is light carbonation, water and thin. This beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, a quaffable straight-forward beer that is worth trying.
JohnGalt1 (1392) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz from the current seasonal mixed 12-pack... Black brew with khaki head, no real lacing or retention.. All about the malts, a bit of sweetness with some light cocoa and dry toast to add complexity.. light spicy hoppiness.. a bit of fruitiness on the end that makes me think of Dr. Pepper. Okay... I’ve had this brew many times and doubt I would buy it again after giving it a proper go-around... Fizzy, with nothing interesting on the body.
Bulk_Carrier (3344) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a pilsener.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown color with a closeness to black about it. A two and a half finger white foamy head dissipated within less than a minute. Clingy rings of white foaminess graces itself around the glass.
The smell started off with a slight roasty combined dark fruity (mainly raisins, sweet grapes).
The taste was mostly sweet and sticky adding a bit of roast (slightly chocolate and coffee). Lingering roasty to sweet fruity chocolatey aftertaste leading a to gentle semi-dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a semi-sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation was fairly mild but I considered that still to be okay.
Overall, in my opinion, this was a pretty good schwarzbier, though it started off fruity, the roast did eventually show its presence.