OldMrCrow (2413) - 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.
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.
Reid (2337) - Salem, 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.
troopie (2295) - 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.
robforbes (2186) - 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
bitbucket (2165) - 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.
Enniskillen (2045) - 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.
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.
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.
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