gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours pitch black with a thin head.some earthy, slight roasted malt in the aroma leads into a smooth, sweet flavour of subtly roasted chocolate malt. very impressive.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Vintage Cellars. Nice malty beer. Aromas of caramel and chocolate. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and average length. Palate is oily, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a disappearing head.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 3/31/2012. This Schwarzbier pours a medium black brown color from a 333 ml bottle. Small to medium sized white/tan foamy head, decent lacing and good retention. The aroma is roasty malts, chocolate and slightly smoky. A medium to lighter bodied Schwarzbier. The malts are chocolate, roasty malts and slightly smoky. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Finishes a little sweet. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
reebtogi (3709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle pours almost black in color with a small beige head which leaves a thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted malts and a hint of chocolate. Taste is malty sweet with a trace of chocolate and some hoppy bitterness in the finish. Has medium body and light carbonation. Very smooth and easy to drink, which made it enjoyable sipping around a campfire in a Washington state park, while on vacation.
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours black with a thin tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a smooth dry dark molasses flavor with a licorice finish. A bit watery.
bhensonb (9828) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Pours very dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is mostly cacao - with a hint of dark roast malt. Near med body. Flavor is very slightly sour chocolate. Probably from the near burnt malt. Nails the style. Dry finish.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - NOV 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear black color with fleeting tan foam. Nutty, chocolate, coffee aromas. Medium body. Nutty chocolate almond bar flavors with medium roast malt, coffee-- a bit thin
mrhoppy (1181) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent black beer with a grainy backbone. A mild beer with good flavor. Roasty and a touch soy sauce. Bready aroma is appealing. Not a repeat beer unless your really into black beer.
DYCSoccer17 (3157) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle purchased at the Davis Beer Shoppe. Nice roasted, chocolate, and metallic lagerish aroma. Really roasted with a decent sweetness. A pleasure to sniff. Moderately transparent mahogany body with a smallish, light tan head present. Starts a little metallic and a bit astringent, before this becomes nice and roasty in the middle. Not too burnt or roasty, though. Has a nice coffee character to it. Light metallic finish. Easy-drinking. Solid schwarzbier.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a cream colored head. Toffee and malt aroma. Caramel and light citrus flavor with light floral notes and light chocolate. Medium bodied. Caramel and light citrus lingers with light spice.