jbruner (2315) - 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.
glennmastrange (2255) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Moderate malt aroma of toasted, light to moderate herbs and resin for the hops, light earth for the yeast, with charcoal, licorice, milk and a hint of vinegar in the background.. Head is small, frothy, light tan with no lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and moderately acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a soft to lively carbonation. A rich and bold Schwarzbier with a few tart notes.
50belair (2234) - 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..
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Churckey for the Funky Buddha event. Smokey malts and caramel toffee with espresso grounds and bitter bakers chocolate. Delicious.
merc7186 (2090) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Thick Creamy Off White Head, Great Lacing
S: Dark Mildly Roasted Chocolate Malts, Mild Coffee, Mild Caramel
T: Dark Roasted Malts, Chocolate, Coffee
M: Great Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Malty, Mildly Sticky
Overall, a pretty solid black lager made better with the nitro tap, added creaminess and smoothed out the flavors.
jcartamdg (1984) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark back with a thick mocha head. Aroma of coffee, smoke and chocolate. Taste follows, roast is nice, not over the top. Smooth and very drinkable.
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jstraw (1920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Black with good, creamy, tan head / Nose of toasted barley and tobacco / Medium, creamy body with modest acidity and long, dry, bitter finish / Very smooth flavors of dark roast coffee and tobacco, with a hint of dark caramel / Near perfect for this style.
weihenweizen (1732) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours opaque black with beige head. Good lacing, medium body, low carbonation, and sweet roasted aroma. Taste is sweet roasted malt and a light bitter hop finish. I like this one.
Rustyham (1724) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep black color, eggshell head. Aroma is roasted malt. Flavor is a very dry bitter roasted malt and coffee. This is pretty rough, not an easy drinking lager.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with thick tan head. Nose is big roast, clean grains, hint of smoke. Flavor is crisp and clean, perfect amount of roasted grain, nice and dry with with the perfect amount of sweetness. Excellent beer.