DialSquare (3970) - 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.
jbruner (3709) - 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.
theisti (3703) - Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shaker pint draft at the Brass Tap in Coral Springs, Florida. The pour is a dark brown black with a one inch khaki head that falls quick. The aroma is soft roast and char nutty malt. The taste is the clean fresh nutty malt with the char roast of the nose. The palate is medium to light bodied with active carbonation and a mineral soft roast dry finish. Clean and very well made.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another huge mug pour at redlight... Pours a mostly darker stouty black pour with less intense deep reddish semi-tan edges and topped with an enticing creamy light beige head... Aroma of roasted grain and cocoa throughout. Solid with a touch of burnt ends... Flavors are solidly mire if the same with a solid roast and cocoa flavor profile. Easy goin body with mild to medium carbonation. Pretty darn drinkable.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Multiple draft samples at Redlight. Oh yeah....now we’re talking. A 5.5% Schwarz from my local brewery? Sign me up! This sucker pours dark and chocolaty, just a bit of light peeking through it’s mahogany edges. A thick and frothy cap of mocha foam sits steadfast at the head, leaving traces of tattered, wet lace on the glass as it slowly settles to a swirly surface film. The nose is big on roast, suggesting of dry chocolate and mocha most prominently, touching on sharper coffee edges at times, along with rich, blackened caramel. It’s really nicely balanced and approachable, yet loaded with character. Flavors are largely the same, though they take on a bit more fruitiness. I get cocoa beans, dry cacao roast, roasted mocha, and a caramel finish. Mmmmm....tasty! The palate might be my favorite part of this beer. It is notably less substantive than most CCB beers, yet still sufficiently creamy, and perfectly, I mean perfectly carbonated. Damn fine beer here. This is the best CCB brew I’ve had in some time. Can this stuff please!
Huhzubendah (3327) - 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
beernovice39 (3270) - 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.
50belair (3204) - 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..
Damico (3107) - 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 (2971) - 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.