bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Taphouse. Pours a clear dark brown with a thin and lacy off-white head. Light body with med-light carbonation. Aroma of butterscotch with herbal hops. Sweet dark malt taste with a dry and slightly grainy finish.
IndianaRed (2051) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a clear deep mahogany with a small skin of a tan head. Light roasted aroma and slightly sweet roasted flavor. Light palate and clean. Nice chocolate and slightly sour trailer. Softly carbonated
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.
robforbes (2002) - 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
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Baron Brewing Company--Schwarzbier Black Lager--2006 Release--22 oz. Bottle--5.50% ABV--20 IBU’s Est.? (4.0 / 5.0) Schwarzbier--Mild lace head. Clear thin dark red brown color. Toasted mild hop front. Clean smooth mild tangy roasted black cherry fruit Pils hint body. Mild sweet hop spice clean end. Lager smooth. Good Session Brew. Sampled 11/2/2006.
Reid (1724) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black ale ,with a nice sized thick ,frothy tan head.
nice malt centered aroma, sorty of toffeeish in character.
Again malt driven taste, semi-sweet, caramel, English toffee , some tingle of hopping below all this but barely there,like "DA" I find a slight smokiness almost in the aftertaste.
Ok on the palate, low carbonated and smooth.
Not my favourite style, but i found this nice and easy to drink.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark bronwy red beer with decent head. Aroma is toasty and malty with a touch of caramel. Beer is thin roasty with a touch of choclate and smoke at the finish. Good easy drinker.
OldMrCrow (1627) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours deep brown with red highlights and a long-lived head. The aroma is sour and musty, with plenty of dark brown bread and a suite of off-aromas that I cannot place. Flavor is again brown-bready, mildly sweet, a bit roasty, but overall unimpressive if not a little bit off.
After the very good Oktoberfest from this brewery, I’m disappointed.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ brewery - clear and dark brown with foamy cream head and minor lacing; roasty and malty aromas with a slight hint of smoke; grainy with a smooth, chewy body; slight smoke in the flavors too with some chocolate and roasted malts; nice texture and overall a very pleasant brew
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark foreboding brown with a clearishness to its body that is fairly evident, even in a sensibly low light. Small, grey tinted paper top of firm foam slips off to a skim pretty quickly; leaving a whispy skim and a thin, firm collar ring. Tiny strings of lace stick.
Aroma is pleasantly forward with a very welcome amount of black malt sweeetness, very slight charred molasses and grain husk, a slim chocolateyness, and a gentle earthy dryness on top. Very nice nose.
Taste is just as pleasant. The black malt presense is so perfect here. Incredibly forward and absolutely tasty. A generously welcome amount of mildly preserved black malt sweetness is melded in with a well-rounded, firm crispness that lingers behind each sip bringing a tender pull underneath of earth laden, floating dryness of smokey husks, dark fruit skins, and a somewhat slimmer molasses. But the black malt is everywhere to be found. In three fold, palate soaking, goodness. Yum oh yum oh yum...
Feel is pretty damn firm with a smooth, semi snappy, medium body and a light threshold of dryness skating around within the finish and a very nice black malt sweetness altogether. Have I mentioned the black malt sweetness is all but fantastic? Well it is. It covers completely and makes the whole beer work for itself in an easy fashion of consumption that is inconceivably solid, smooth and effortless. Wow, what an excellent surprise from Baron out West.
Thanks to cvschaller for this gem of a black bier! Yumski yum yum...