Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black,minimal tan head.Neutral nose. Sweet roasty profile,undercarbonated, vaguely acetic, cloying sweetness
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite styles in the fact that they have a lot of character with a very smooth and light body so you don’t get full after a pint, and this was pretty well done. Creamy on the palate with a roasty chocolate malt flavor and hints of melted caramel. Slight smoked character in the finish. Pours dark brown with a small khaki head.
CapFlu (4524) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2007 in Victoria on September 8th, 2007. Lasting white creamy head with a deep brown. Again, the spicy yeast. Interesting stuff. Brown malt, wet wheat. Somewhat lacking the malt for a Schwarzbier?
presario (4628) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GCBF sample. Tasty dry chocolate. Nice and very much as described "Starts with a slight roast flavour followed by a faint chocolate body".
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours black with almost no head.
smell is of roasted pecans, chocolate and a touch of coffee.
taste is bitter with sweetness, bakers chocolate, malt.
nice beer, smooth yet bitter
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6/30/07 On Draught at the Seattle International Beerfest. Aroma is malty with smoke, caramel and butterscotch notes. Appearance is dark brown with an off-white head. Flavor is sweet malt forward followed by red fruit notes and candy flavors. Mouthfeel is medium/light bodied with good carb texture for being such a low bite. Overall, an enjoyable light bodied beer that’s very easy drinking.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUL 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Body is black with brown edges, thin light tan head. Aroma is lightly smokey, licorice, roasted malts, with a little bit of coffee. Taste is lightly roasted, some caramel, some hazelnut to it also. Could be fuller, but a good beer.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark mahogany, nice head and lacing. Nose of peanut shells and light roast, some caramel in the flavor. Nutty and roasty, nice smooth finish. A bit lacking in the roast department but plenty nutty and still tasty.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spunky chocolate aroma with some fruit. Deep reddish amber in color, very little head (I want my schwarzies to be a little blacker). Slightly fruity flavor, some chocolate, noble hops and residual roastiness. Fairly clean. Kind of like a lager brown ale. Cheers to André.
jake65 (2616) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a smaller tan head. Malty nose with fruit and roasted notes. A little smoky? Taste is a softer malt presence with dark fruits and a bready feel. Mild in intensity, but not bad.