DialSquare (3250) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Proof. Black pour with a thin off-white. Roasty malt and smoke aroma. Tastes are toasted grain, coffee, caramel, chocolate and hint of smoke. Drinkable -thin palate. Nice.
beernovice39 (3232) - Montana, USA - DEC 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Redlight. Dark brown with a tan head. Scent is roasty. Taste is same with a lot of coffee.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
32 oz. swing top growler via trade with
smith4498 - Pours a dark brown color with a one finger thick tan head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is roasted, almost burnt malt. Flavor is lightly sweetened roasted malt and light chocolate with some herbal hops trying to bust out. Finish is smooth and roasty. Medium body. Schwarzbier beers are probably my favorite style of Lagers and this is a good one. Thanks Jason.
50belair (2868) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at WOB - Clematis. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Dark roasted malt and sweet smoke aromas. Good mouthfeel, with all kinds of dark roasted malt and coffee notes..
jbruner (2852) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a translucent brownish-black on tap with a thin tan head and light lacing. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, and coffee. Taste follows suit, but not offensive, well balanced. Good stuff, and a unique style.
Huhzubendah (2820) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma is roasty, with notes of coffee and chocolate. Nice tasting beer. Light and simple. Easy drinking. A touch of hop bitterness in the finish. Well balanced. This is a nice brew that I wouldn’t mind drinking again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 07-04-2012
Damico (2799) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark black coffee with an amber hue and decent creamy caramel head. The aroma brings pleasant roasted malts, fresh coffee, and black licorice. It tastes very similar, starts with light sweet roasted malty coffee notes that taste so fresh and delicious. The body is just right, not crispy or creamy, but so smooth.
dchmela (2784) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the growler. Reddish black pour with a thin light tan head. Huge roasted grain aroma with smoky notes and a hint of chocolate. Nice malt body, not too heavy with lots of roasted grain, chocolate and a roasted bitterness on the finish. Very well done.
PhillyBeer2112 (2610) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Near opaque black showing red-brown. Aroma is dark malt, dry roast choc, caramel, brandy. Flavor is caramel and cocoa powder, dry finish. A little pep at the end.
MrBunn (2535) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Tampa airport. Body is dark brown with a tan head and aromas of... well... Kalamata olives and chocolate. Messed up, huh? I let it warm, still olives. It doesn’t show up in the flavor however as this is a silky chocolate beer from start to finish. This is an excellent schwarz.