Gription79 (2715) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Notes of chocolate, chemicals/cleaner, fruity, smoke. This is not easy to drink, flavors are all over the place.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Clear, very dark, crimson ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. The nose is very subtle, but I am finally able to pick up some nutty malts and dark berries. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is sweet and fruity with minimal bitterness. Finishes crisp, but sweet as well. Drinks a bit like a lager. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
Ratman197 (11754) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poureda clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, plum, raisin, earthiness, citrus and light cocoa. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, earthiness, fruittiness, light smoke and light cocoa with a crisp dry moderatly bitter lingering roasty fruity finish.
high_on_hops (797) - Burlingame, California, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a solid black with a light brown head and plenty of lacing. It has an aroma of toasted malt with a small amount of coffee and chocolate. the flavor is lighter than you'd expect, with some roasted malt and coffee up front and a slightly sweet aftertaste.
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19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black body with mahogany highlights. Bitter dark chocolate malt body with some light smoke and some nuttiness. An earthy quality with a slight touch of caramel and vanilla.
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, notes of caramel, light nutty and hops. Dry finish.
smith4498 (3320) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a trade with Gription79. Pours dark brown with tan head. Toasted malt aroma with some hints of chocolate. Moderately roasted malt flavor with some chocolate and licorice. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Dallas.
BlackEyePA (573) - 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 (1750) - 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 (8006) - 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.