Travlr (14780) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Clear amber maroon color. Aroma of burnt toast. Taste is sweet burnt caramel, almost creme brulee.
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours an off white head and dark copper color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty/nutty. Taste is medium malt-roasty/nutty/caramel, some medium fruit, some spice hops.
marcus (7237) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head and a malty aroma. There is a very hearty treacle flavor with a chalky finish.
douglas88 (6850) - 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.
Braudog (5966) - 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)
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose of dusty roast a little caramel and chocolate and some grass. Pours dark brown nice whispy soapy white head and lace. Flavora of roast caramel grass and a chalky dryness. Nice sweet dry finish. Ligjt body airt carb. I really liked this too. Well made.
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.
Skyview (5283) - 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.
reebtogi (4583) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap at the brewery listed at 7.6%ABV but the label here matches the beer I sampled. Anyways, pours black in color with some red highlights. Aroma is of chocolate and grassy hops. Taste is chocolate malty sweetness with some roasted grain bitterness. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A nicely done brew for the style and definitely recommended.
BillKismet (3412) - 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.