5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s Cafe pours dark ruby, slight chocolate hue, large white foamy head, mild carbonation, with attractive lacing.   Malty nose, very slight toasted aroma, slightly nutty.   Smooth on the tongue, very lightly toasted malts, and a slight lactic twinge.   Moderate body & mouthfeel.   Finishes clean and rather nutty, along with a subtle toasted malt.   Seems almost like a heavy Brown Ale, but good nonetheless.
AmEricanbrew (4868) - 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.
presario (4406) - 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".
BrewDad (4256) - 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.
CapFlu (4010) - 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?
IrishBoy (3618) - 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.
boFNjackson (3580) - 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.
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.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), California, 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.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2009
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bomber. Pours a dark, mahogany color that shines a translucent crimson color in the light. A minimal, fizzy, light khaki head disappears quickly, leaving zero lacing and a glassy surface. The aroma shows stale black patent malts, cereal grains, hints of cardboard, and sourdough bread. Not good, and totally unnatural. The flavor is even worse, sour yeast overpowering the dark malts, with more stale cereals grains lending a wet cardboard component. Thin, astringent, and under carbonated, the palate is just as much a disappointment as the rest of this beer. Pretty much a drainpour.