Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Dark brown and slightly reddish. Very toasty aroma, though this is served pretty cold. The palate is quite toasty with some complex darker malts. The body is full, and a little bit smoky. Finishes dry. Good schwarzbier.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Minimal tan head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, milk chocolate, some lager yeast. Medium body, some stickiness.
jcwattsrugger (10918) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours a dissipating tan head with black color. Aroma is dark malt-molasses. Taste is roasty dark malt/oat-molasses/peat, spice/earthy hops. Full body, chewy.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Almost black, beige edge head. Aroma of burnt chocilate and caramel. Taste is toasted cocoa. Decent.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler … Fantômepalooza 2011… Pours coal black with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The bouquet is very rich and roasty – mocha, chocolate crème and vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with jazzy carbonation. Roasty and a touch acrid. Moderately tangy. Burnt mocha finish. Kudos to Dstructo for sharing this beer!
daknole (8330) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice pour from ibrew2or3. Dark brown, light tan head. Light roast, smoke, some dark fruit and coffee notes. Flavor is dry, toasty, coffee, and smoke.
Drake (7843) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on draft at Mekong Richmond, VA. Pours a clear very dark brown head with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and nutty notes. The taste is very similar with some berries and bitter hops. Medium bodied, well balanced. Nice beer.
GT2 (7716) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CCB. Deep brown to ruby with no head. Nose is sharper coffee roast and dark cherries. Taste follows suit: heavy baked cherries followed by heavy coffee and roasted malt. Medium mouthfeel with good bitterness. Easy to drink. Heavy coffee presence. Successful.
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MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line :
Prominent roasted malts and their coffee bean angles dominate this lager’s date and vanilla-like fruitiness for a sweet but quite flavorful pint.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A ring of foam circles the blackness with dark brown hues.
-The low carbonation makes the sugars feel bigger.
-This is rather drinkable but it is obviously brewed to suit North Americans’ tastes for bolder brews. This is richer than any authentic Schwarzbier I’ve had.
-Mouthfeel is slick and silky.
On tap at Coffee District, Delray Beach.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Freshcraft during the Cigar City Reception. Black pour with some brown around the edges and a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Aroma of toasted malt, pine and hops. Light-bodied with a sweet roasted malt and resiny hops flavor. Notes of coffee and chocolate as well. The finish is roasty with an herbal hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.