ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10th rating of this brew...Growler - Thanks Toby! - Pours thin an dk dk brown with a small tan lead...aroma is burnt wood and a bit of lager skunk, roast...flavour is similar, with some light grain and grass keeping this on the thinner side...decent smoke and toast, with lively carbonation and a malty finish....
BillKismet (3520) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Chestnut brown with a firm 1" thick lightly browned head. Light, characteristic Schwarz roastiness floats from the glass, however the body mostly lacks the roast component and just tastes like a German lager with a hint of roast malt bitterness.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 On tap at Green Dragon in PDX--Poured a brown-black thinish body with a mild cream head. Nutty, sweet, smooth, mildly spicily hopped. Sessionable and crisp.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the PDX Green Dragon. Pours dark red, close to black, small tan head. This was a really pour schwarzbier, felt like they just took their pils and added some chocolate malt. Very grassy and grainy like a pils, but with just the slightest roasted malt character at the front. Lacked the silky smoothness and maltiness of a good schwarz.
douglas88 (7337) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Wolf Pack in West Yellowstone. Pours a dark brown with a light off-white head. The aroma was roasted malts and nuts. The flavor was a full and smooth dark fruits, some toasted malts, and some nut bread. Not bad.
kyzr (1159) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour with thin creamy off-white head. Very much a roasted malty nose. Flavor is roasted caramel with some fruit, a touch of hops. Medium body with light carbination. Finish is clean and dry.
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the Bayern brewery’s tap room in Missoula, Montana. Pours a clear cola cramel colored brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, flowery hops and a touch of bitter apples. Taste is lightly carbonated, medium bodied with some flavors of tart fruit, dried dark pitted fruit and some citrus zest. Finish is slightly multi-grain gritty, dry with an average bitter aftertaste.
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pint at the brewery taproom. Very dark red with virtually no head. Nice round roasty flavors, though. Lightly cooked caramel, dark fruity, delicious dark lager. (#2928, 5/19/2007)
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Dog & Grog Virginia City, MT. Amber/brown w light beige head & fair lace. Dry tasting lager on the upper end of light bodied. Nice dry, sour, bitter finish. Won’t seek it out but wouldn’t hesitate to drink again.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Brewpub:Clear brown color, light head and lacing. Nose of light roast and tomato sauce, the flavor is light. Chewy body but not much flavor. I like a bit more roast and flavor is my schwarz. Very vegetal in the tail.