BlackEyePA (559) - USA - JUL 19, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fing amazing...this is one of my favorites and its hard to set yourself apart in the black ale/stout/porter ranks. This one is special. Good, mild, clean, crisp, malty, not too much anything but perfect balance. beautifula and the smoothest really
seymour (1319) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared from a bomber into snifters at the Royale gathering last night, thanks Blake! It poured a nearly opaque dark brown color with tan head and some lace. A good, true-to-style schwartzbier. Roasted barley and burnt toast. Nice light drinkable strength, crisp finish. I’d compare it to Smithwicks, Guinness Black Lager or Black Toad.
phaleslu (5863) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! Pours a dark brown-amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts, brown sugar, tobacco, and chocolate. The flavor follows the same line, with toasted malts, nuts, chocolate, tobacco, brown sugar, and earth. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a toasty mouthfeel. Dry finish. Had back-to-back with the 10 Barrel Oregon Brown Ale, and I’d give the slight edge to that one.
douglas88 (5553) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Craigers. Pours a deep brown color with a medium off-white head. The aroma is chocolate and light malts. A smooth easy brew with some light sweet caramel malts, chocolate, clean and very light. Decent.
Sledutah (4109) - Utah, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from The Grapevine
Appearance: Dark brown with a medium sized beige head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, chocolate and caramel
Taste: Toasted malts, caramel, floral with a dry finish
Nice, solid and clean.
wlajwl (3546) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is black malts. The flavor is malts, cocoa, mild fruit undertones and hops in the finish.
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black! Tan dense head. Like a smooth oatmeal stout that gradually tries to become an IPA. Not at all bad.
bpreo (1423) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, out of nowhere this is one of the best beers I have had this year!
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown/black pour with brown loose foam - resin, caramel, coffee aroma - flavors of alcohol, slight dark chocolate and slight black pepper
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Rating #54. Dark brown cola pour with a tan head. Light roast with a little sweetness. Very mild flavor, light roast with a creamy sweetness. Nice drinker. (2281)