jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intense coffee flavors and aromas. Nice and light. A minerality to the flavor profile. Lots of astringency. But the thinness of the beer makes it taste a little like cold coffee. A bit more heft from the lager would make it softer and more enjoyable on the palate.
olsvammel (6207) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at SBWF 2016. Dark malty and bready smell with a light farty aroma. Similar taste. Light toasted and roasted.
fluffy (2389) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
this is a very well done schwarbier if ever ive had one. i really like this one a lot, dont care who owns it.
ChadPolenz (1700) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2016
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2015 BJCP Category: 8B Schwarzbier
AROMA: Dark roasty malt; slight coffee notes. Clean yeast character. 10/12
APPEARANCE: Dark brown with ruby highlights. Mostly clear, visible steady CO2. Average tan foam. 2/3
FLAVOR: Moderate dark malt flavor, though not especially sweet. Dry bitterness throughout; slight burnt toast flavor. A bit of a musty background note. Husky grain flavor with astringent aftertaste. 11/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium light body; moderate to low CO2. Smooth, but not refreshing. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Unimpressive, below average black lager. Probably an old bottle. 4/10
TOTAL SCORE: 28/50
DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.
weihenweizen (3180) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at P&P Charleston. Clear medium brown with small/medium head. Aroma cocoa, medium/light body, low carbonation, and some small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark malt and cocoa.
Patrickctenchi (6089) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark, rubied-brown with a short tan head.
Chocolate, coffee roast aroma.
Taste is chocolate roast, slightly sugared coffee....lightly bitter....not much.
Overall...a bit thin, but pretty good.
shrubber85 (10759) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Milky coffee, chocolate malt, and straw aroma. Black with moderate tan head. Lightly sweet coffee, chocolate malt and mildly bitter hay flavor. Body a bit light. Decent.
OnTheTrail (363) - Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours near black. Good sized brown head. Rich toffee,caramel, aroma, coffee, dark fruit. Taste if sweet roast malt, bright toffee flavor with coffee cocoa notes.
nearbeer (4919) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. Clear, dark brown-black with a small covering of foam. Nose is charred grain, coffee, ash and chlorophyll. Flavors of dark bread, sourish caramel, graham cracker and a bit of ash on the finish. Light-medium body has a low carbonation, which I normally prefer, but this one needs a bit more fizz. Drinkable balance with the acidic dark roast and just a bit of hops walking a tightrope with the malt as in all good examples of the style.
Breezy4life (59) - - FEB 13, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Develops a bitter bite as it warms. Mild. Nice flavor and clean finish. Hints of coffee and molasses.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
alexsdad06 (9121) - Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle shared by Brian. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark bready malts, watery coffee, metallic, with a slightly vegetal note, thin, not much to get excited about.