WeeHeavySD (3359) - 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.
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.
BillKismet (3245) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep brown, nearly black, with light head. Cola-like appearance. Nice, mild roast aroma with some chocolate. Clean with no burnt notes. Body has a dank dive bar beer flavor, and imperceptible roast. Almost akin to a cream ale body. Lackluster.
Crit (3218) - 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
TimE (2943) - 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.
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.
jake65 (2514) - Williston, North Dakota, 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.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Deep roasted barley aroma with a bit of smoke and chocolate/caramel. Clear dark brown bordering on black with a very small tan head. Super smooth mouth feel and a light body that defies the appearance, average carbonation. This is a great example of a "German Black Beer" fresh from the Pacific Northwest.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good sized milky brown head of very fine and creamy bubbles. Reduces slowly. Rich roasty aroma with some chocolate, malted milk balls, roasted grains and a bit of berry. Color is a very dark brown. Lively in the mouth with some soft roasted malts, dark chocolate and some grainy notes. A little bit gritty on the palate. Finishes roasty and smooth. A pretty good schwartzbier.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pored black with small fast disappearing head. Much lacing. Nakty aroma. Chocolate and toasty notes in the malty body. Full fouth with mild hop finish. Worth seeking out.