Frank (3600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Calling this beer a black wheat ale implies itís a dunkelweizen and this beer isnít even remotely on planet dunkelweizen. It is more of a porter or stout brewed w/ a lot of wheat in the grist. It does have the creamy texture of a Bavarian wheat beer but it has none of the bananas or cloves youíd expect in the aroma. This isnít a bad thing, thatís just how it is. I personally think this has a really nice nose w/ loads of roast coffee aromas. The wheat allows it to be thick and luscious on the palate w/o being too sweet but unfortunately this is a touch on the overcarbonated side for a beer w/ such a strong roasted grain presence. This is a pretty good beer overall. Fix the carbonation issue so you can taste a bit more nuance and I bet it would be great.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque black with a thin tan head. Nose is of dark roasted grains and a hint of chocolate. Rather thin viscosity, but nice and creamy on the palate. The taste is of dark roasted grain with suggestions of chocolate and molasses. Very lightly hopped, it finished with a mild dry touch. Pairs well with pastrami and rye.
Lemke10 (914) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a dark brown/black color with a slight, off-white head. The aroma is slightly robust with burnt starches and molasses. The taste is fairly heavy and complex. There is a lot of roasted flavor mixed with some coffee a slightly bitter hop finish. Pretty decent brew for being a newer brewery.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Richardís Tasting. Dark brown pour with a khaki head. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, and cocoa. Some ash, coffee, and a hint of graham cracker sweetness. Palate is bitter roasted malt and coffee forward. Ash, light sweetness of graham cracker, and some dark chocolate. A weird peppery note on the finish. Not bad, but not a very good Dunkelweizen.
brifkin17 (13) - - JAN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very unique and really good. As smooth as any beer Iíve had. Canít wait to see this on tap around me.
felsenpils (144) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 3, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Very dark, black color. No wheat aroma at all. Taste is murky, thick, high viscosity. Over carbonated as well. Way, way too much of a good thing. This tastes like homebrew gone terribly wrong.
MWatts2 (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very unique. Quite drinkable with a light body for a dark beer, but heavier flavors packed in.
mjt127 (11) - - NOV 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Nose was roast-y and chocolate. Taste was unique, porter-like with licorice. Extremely unique and worth having more than one of.
HonkeyBra (3849) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at The Beer Market in Bolingbrook, IL. Pours a rich, dark brown with a creamy looking tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate, some wheat malt presence. Flavor is roasted malts, some bitter chocolate and coffee notes. Medium bodied with a nice smooth, creamy texture. Iíd like a little more wheat presence, but this is drinkable.
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Burger Joint, Ogilve Transportation Center. Deep brown like dried blood, with just a little bit of highlighting at the bottom. A thin tan head. Has the creamy smell of a porter or milk stout. A very big taste thatís too complex to pigeonhole. Start with some Schwartzbier malt, Just a slight astringency. A bit of bakerís chocolate and again, a creamy texture. Quite filling after the Tallgrass 8-Bit I just had. Lacks the "spice" of a wheat beer, but surely offers a fine smooth texture, emphasized at the end by the return of a milk stout-ish mouthfeel.