Scrapersnbeer (1504) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Faint aroma of caramel, nuts and wood. No indication of what’s coming. Whoa, way too sweet toffee flavor. Almost syrupy, like when the mix of fountain soda is off. Light brown and clear, does not seem like a black lager at all. Strangely, it reminds me of a low rent version of Innis & Gunn. It should be clear this brewer is not coming back, thus joining the Minhas beer purgatory permanently.
ordybill (552) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the Taco Mac in Douglasville, GA
Aroma- Has a pretty good aroma of malt and sweet spice.
Appearance- This is a dark brown beer with a small off-white head.
Taste-the main flavor is malt with some sweet caramel flavoring tossed in.
Palate- this is a light bodied and lightly carbonated beer
Overall- I believe I have had this years ago but I remember it tasting different. I then read other comments saying it was now brewed under contract. That makes sense on why it tastes different. I thought it tasted better in the past, but not a bad beer.
miyauchi38 (670) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
loubar (151) - Los Gatos, California, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear, dark amber with reddish highlights and a light tan head of good size that slowly fades. Nose of sweet malt and a little toast. Taste is sweet caramel malt, a hint of black coffee and some light, grassy hops. Not overly complex, more like a lager than a schwarzbier. Not bad. Pleasant and easy to drink.
TH28 (216) - - JAN 16, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. No apparent package date.
Appearance: Deep amber, slightly hazy, and an off white foam cap.
Aroma: Getting some sulfur, followed by some bready, toasted malt
Taste: A salty, crystal malt flavor with some toastiness an herbal hop character. Just a hint of roastiness.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium mouthfeel with a moderate carbonation
Finish: Lingering maltiness and some herbal hop character
Overall: If this is supposed to be a schwarzbier/black lager, it’s missing the mark. This is much closer to a Vienna or marzen, but with noticably more crystal malt character. Completely missing that restrained roastiness that is the definition of the style. Not the worst lager I’ve had, but far from the best.
rdixon77 (1452) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pretty boring schwarzbier…more like a lager. Deep amber pour. Malt in the nose. More malt in the taste, along with raisin and some roast. Pretty sweet and grainy. Nothing special. Drank easy.
lux_edwards (180) - - DEC 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle. . Pours a clearer ruby with a beige head of foam that dissipates at a moderate rate. The aroma is grassy, lemony, and doughy. The taste is a little sweet. I wouldn’t necessarily consider the taste to be pleasant, but it isn’t awful either. Light to medium body. medium carbonation.
weark (412) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - DEC 25, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle - Brown near black color with a decent but fast disappearing beige head, small lacing - Aroma of roasted malt, dried raisin and plum - Flavor is Weird, plum, roasted malt - Light body, light/medium bitterness, fizzy carbonation weird madera finish - not my cup of tea, weird Madera aroma and flavor
Cakes (383) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle
Pours to a redish orange tint leaving little white head. Aroma is it’s strongest suit. This Doesn’t linger on your palate, but the taste is malty and tangy.
crossovert (8910) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml twist off. Amber pour. Staleish aroma, some grain scent. Flavor has mild raisin and pickle, but otherwise a non-offensive and easy-going dark lager.
Travlr (15204) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Deep amber color, small white head. Aroma of burnt brown sugar. Taste is similar.