mikeschuld (52) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUN 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great dark suggary aroma and a slight roasted note. Very nice flavors throughout with a lot of emphasis on the carmel notes. Ends with light roasted flavor. Leaves the mouth a little dry at the finish. Could use more body.
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Brown pour with an off white head. Scent is roasted malt, nuts and chocolate. Taste is caramel, nuts and roasty.
reebtogi (3833) - 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.
riversideAK (5560) - 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.
marcus (6015) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - 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.
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Bayern: Pours a beautiful chestnut brown with a small, off-white head. Sweet and inviting aroma. Taste is more roasty and floral hop filled, but a little malty in the end. Nutty, bur more sweet than anything. Not as roasty or smokey as I might have expected, but still enjoyable.
BuckeyeBoy (2454) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brought back from Toby’s great Montana Growler round up. Pours out a amber topped with a sand head. Aroma was of nut brown and roast malts. Taste was more of the nuts along with some sweetness.
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 (3295) - 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.