ditmier (1509) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 3, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 Bottle - Thanks Buckeyeboy!!! - Pours a translucent dk brown with a small off white head...aroma is roasty and grainy, very light cocoa and toffee malt...flavour is similar, sweet roasty malt, dk dry grain and milk chocolate...this was an awesome suprise, and ended up being one of my favorites of the night!
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber; thanks Brandon!! First time even hearing about this new brewery; thin dark brown with trace light tan head; candy sweet with mild flavors of coffee and dry roast; a little chaulky and thin but with a nice lagery sweetness and cold coffee; decent overall
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2 oz. Taste 2 Portland, Oregon Spring Beer & Wine Fest April 3rd, 2010. Roasted hop front. Mild sweet fruit hint crusty black IPA body. Mild hot hop spice end. Hoppy black ale. (3.75 / 5.0)
DuffMan (5196) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled (draught) at the SpringBeerFest in Portland. Slightly hazy dark chestnut brown. Brothy & briny, with hearty burnt malt. Creamy smooth mouthfeel. Finish is burnt bitterness. Very appealing.
hayduke (2934) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A joint tasting with Strykzone via Facebook chat. This poured a very deep red that looks almost black with a one finger tan head. The nose is roasted malts with a hint of both smoke and chocolate. Body is full and the mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. The flavor is is almost all roasted malts with chocolate and some fruit ,and the finish is mostly chocolate. This is a very smooth and easy drinking brew with no bitterness from start to finish.
Strykzone (3814) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Hayduke. We are sampling it together via Facebook chat. Appropriately named. This is almost black with some red highlights. A smallish tan head. Nose is smoke, roasted malt, and chocolate. Not a big aroma. Feel is very nice. Rich and substantial. Flavor begins with roasted malt and as it warms some dark fruit and then chocolate. A bit of applesauce. A delightful beer. Lots of flavor and low ABV which is a great combination.
bvc (1103) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle from Belmont. Pours a really dark brown, almost black, with a tight uniform tan head. Nice long roasty malt throughout, coffee, banana and pecan pie nutty sweetness. Nice dark roasted malt up front, cola, coffee and a nuttiness on the finish. Really flavorful and easy drinking Schwarzbier....good stuff.
DalzAle (1737) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via trade. Dark brown pour, little carbonation and a nice dry subtle black cherry nose. Flavor was initially some dark chocolate, malt, hops and slightly creamy and smoky on the finish. Wasnít sure what to expect with this one, but really enjoyed it. Paired extremely well with my steak tonight.
after4ever (5292) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. thanks bvc! pours a dark brown with a loose light tan rim of foam. huge roasty chocolatey nose. creamy medium body on the lighter side of medium. airy carb. plenty of roast and chocolate on the mid palate. long roasty finish.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with thin head. Roasted malt in the aroma. Sweet roasted malt dominates the taste up front, then it finishes dry with minimal bitterness present. All about the roast, and itís done pretty well. Perfectly fine session brew.