JDBaker11058 (1963) - Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: deep, dark brown; nearly black, in fact, with ruby red edges and half a finder of very creamy, light tan head that slowly shrinks to a thick, soft cap, leaving tons of lace. Aroma: light roast coffee, hint of dark chocolate and vanilla. Taste: dark, bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate pudding cup, caramel, graham cracker, vanilla, brown toast. Finish: lasting light, bittersweet chocolate and roast coffee, with just a hint of earthy, grassy hops. Notes: Superlative. I mean really, really good. Palate is creamy, and light, yet full-bodied enough to hold the well-balanced flavors. Top shelf.
kidobutai (643) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 This is a great beer. Poured from a bottle. Tall brown head. Warm inviting color, rich malt aroma, carmel flavors. Delicious.
RavensFan11 (3) - Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I stumbled across this beer at a bar in DC and fell in love with it. Pours very dark - but dob’t let that fool you - easy drinking beer. Notes of caramel and coffee after it is poured with a decent head.
This is a fine beer and I think you should give it a try!
coyforce (684) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a smooth and delicious schwartz bier! Pour is a nice pitch black with a brown head. Flavor is roasted malts. Palate is very smooth with a nice roasted aftertaste.
Shanebrews (286) - Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Schwarzbier is one of my favorite styles. Devil’s Backbone is brewing an exceptional version of the style. It is rich in the aroma, taste, and palate displaying coffee and roasty malts in all. The finish is warm with a slight almost espresso like bite and gloriously long in the mouth.
tnkw01 (1728) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I love this style of beer and I love this beer. Dark brown in color. Medium tan head. Aroma has hints of roasted grains, coffee. Taste is roasted grains, coffee, chocolate, caramel.
OnTheTrail (365) - 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.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour. Samples at GABF. Chocolate, charcoal, ash, hops and chocolate. This beer is in harmony. So smooth.
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours deep, dark brown. No lead or lacing. Nice roasty, chocolate aroma. Taste is chocolate, coffee, spice. Very drinkable.
dlovell2 (1806) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2014 Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Carmel malt flavor with chocolate and roasted malt flavors and smoky finish. Very smooth. Really nice.