AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a viscous brown head. Yeasty, dry, black malt aroma. Medium body. Creamy smooth dark malt flavors are mildly sweet with a taste of earthy molasses. Very little if any bitterness in the finish. Glug glug burp burp best describes this beers drinkability.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up a single 22-oz bottle via Liquid Solutions in Oregon. Pours a deep brown colored brew with thin off-white rim. Aroma is dark roasted caramel malt, some chocolate bread dough and a hint of coffee. Taste is somewhat complex. Medium bodied with a touch of soda-like flavor with roasted dark malt, some floral hops and a hint of smoked wood. Finish is semi-dry, some tart fruit with chocolate and broad dough aftertaste.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - OCT 7, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[GABF, Denver Co - 2006]
A nice easy to drink Schwarzbier. This was cold and tasted very good. I really liked this and will get up to Seattle soon to try some more.
presario (4420) - 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".
CapFlu (4239) - 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?
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Poured deep, deep ruby, almost black, with a beige head. Aroma of zesty spices like nutmeg or mild cinnamon and a musty malt presence. Light palate with a subtle sweetness from maybe cocoa, and a mild bitterness maybe from earthy hops before being well rounded with malt notes.
IrishBoy (3685) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Enniskillen; Nose of roastiness, chocolate, and very light smokiness; clear very dark brown with a small beige head; flavor has roasted light coffee with a little licorice note.Just a little hint of an off flavor in the finish.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught pint at Redbones on 1/13/2006. A deep burgundy hue is just barely perceptible against the black olive colored body, though gazing at it for a while, I do determine it to be quite clear. Head is a fizzy mess of large beige colored bubbles that quickly recedes to a ring, with no lacing. Aroma is quite unique for the style. Cinnamon immediately apparent, quickly mixing with an earthy, dry brown maltiness to give a very true barley note. As the beer breathes and warms, the cinnamon unfolds in to a more poignant roastiness, though it still seems that there is some type of phenol, as I can’t wholly attribute a spicy cinnamon-like flavor to the malt. As well, there is some dustiness to the aroma. Bits of baker’s chocolate and crusty brown bread finish out the overly dry aroma. The flavor seems decidedly dried out, very attenuated and rather lactic as well. Earthy, dry, burnt malts are too dominant amid the watery wasteland that is the body of this beer. Bordering astringent, in fact, with a terribly prickly carbonation. Some light lager yeast crispness on the end, but taken without any supple malts, it seems rather out of place as well. No alcohol apparency.
dmac (3505) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber from Spirits RB. Poured a liquidy black body sitting underneath a smaller sized cream colored frothy head. Aroma of faint chocolate, grassy hops, stale brownies, nutts and brown bread. The body is suprisingly chewy and full with average carbonation and an ever so slight lingering aftertaste. Flavor starts off with a slight sour chocolate note, dark grains, grass, cola. Pleasantly suprised by this one and I would gladly drink it again.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Green Dragon. Pours black with a tan ring. Nose is smokey and full of coffee. Taste is full of coffee and malt and its pretty nice.