ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, 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.
ben4321 (5775) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 4/6/11
Aroma: Roasted malts, caramel, some chocolate, nuts, toast, grains, and a little earth
Appearance: The pour is dark brown-black in color with a foamy lasting light brown head
Flavor: The taste is fairly malty, roasty, some coffee flavors, touch of smoke, and some earthy hops
Palate: The body is medium leaning full with a slightly tingly feel. This is some fairly drinkable stuff
This is my first beer from this brewery under the Baron name, but I have had a couple of the Three Skulls name. Anyway, this was a pretty solid one. Drinkable and with a solid flavor. Some nice stuff.
Skyview (5696) - 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.
dmac (5635) - 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.
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.
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This Schwarzbier pours a deep brown color from a 22oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is chocolate and roasty malts with a touch of earthy hops. Medium to lighter bodied dark lager. Malts are roasty and semi-sweet chocolate. Hops are earthy and floral. Somewhat toasty and nutty tasting. Nice balance. Good carbonation. This beer reminds me of the generic “dark beer”, simple, good and drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and a touch roasty.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, 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.
CapFlu (5101) - 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?
TimE (5091) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Masshiko Japanese restaurant (I love Seattle for having micros on tap at a wide number of restaurants). Gentle chocolate malt nose leads to a somewhat sour chocolatey body and a highly yeasty finish. Nothing special, but quaffable.
presario (4903) - 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".