Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very fresh growler from the brewpub. Pours a hazy brown color with a red-orange tinge. Medium head with good head retention and lacing. Aroma is slightly roasted malts with berry like fruit notes, light tobacco, caramel and toast and very faint nuttiness. Taste is roasted malts, nuts, caramel and something lightly milky. Mildly hoppy finish. Medium bodied.
jtclockwork (8911) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan brown head. Nose and taste of smoke, coffee, caramel and toasted black malt. Some cocoa. Lighter medium body. Slightly dry finish.
Camons (6305) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, little dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, dry, coffee, little dark chocolate. Thin body, livily carbonation, dry finish. 111113
drowland (6155) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled during CBC 2013. Dark brown almost black pour with a small khaki head. Roasted malts, coffee, caramel, a bit of a burnt toffee touch in the aroma. Roasted malts in the flavor, dry enough to balance the caramel and toffee aspect. Nice.
TheBeerGod (5329) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at DoG Street Pub. Black pour with a short brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, burnt caramel, toasted grains and light coffee. Taste is sweet malt, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, dark chocolate and light chocolate cake notes. Body is light - medium with a soft creamy carbonation. Ends with more caramel, toasted grains, roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee.
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black brown pour with light tan head and lace. Aroma is roasted malt. Flavor is semi sweet roasted malt. Medium bodied but just a tad thin and fizzy for me. still a pretty solid sb,
nimbleprop (5187) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Let’s make this beer official! 10th rate for this Schwartz. 12oz bottle I picked up in Fredericksburg. Pours a watery mostly opaque black with some creamy, beige head. Nose is nice, stale bread, some light smoke, a little Worcestershire sauce, malt, very light soy. Flavor is nice, more depth than the standard Schwartz, grilled meat, some mushroom, malt, brown toasted bread, some coffee, metallic tonic water, some soy. Medium bodied, dry, mostly clean finish. Really solid.
EithCubes (5088) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Lindros rating for the brew, been getting a lot of them lately. Bottle, mine says 6.1% abv, and the spelling annoys annoys annoys annoys me! Nose is heavy dark roast with strong coffee and faint caramel, a little scorch and faint prickle of hops. Pours Coke-colored with a fizzy Coke head (tan). Watery body with gentle roast, very slight acrid acidity and low bitterness to match the light-medium sweetness (certainly not cloying, thank goodness). A touch of alcohol showing the mouthfeel and weight, but no heat or fumes, and to the inky mouthfeel they’ve added an oat-like silkiness, very nice. Malt comes out for me with a bit more volume and way surpasses the coffee, could have used some fruity notes in the bg for bonus points and differentiation from porter, but there’s really nothing to complain about. Good inauspicious lager character and better than a lot of this style I had in-country. Very very drinkable, well done!
radagast83 (5053) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured a hazy brown color with a small white head. Aroma was some roasted malts, with some touch of chocolate. Flavor was notes of roasted malts, some chocolate. Was pretty refreshing.
BrewDad (5015) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in color thin head. Nice hints of caramel and a great blend of lager flavors. Loved this beer it was super tasty.