jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting in that it had a nice hop finish. Easy drinking, carbonation low. Light roasted flavors, a bit on the watery side though.
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown with hints of red. Toasted malt aroma. Peat, toasted malt, with a pleasant bitter finish. Carbonation is good but it was a bit thin. A very good beer.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown black. aromas of molasses, brown sugar, port, chocolate, nut. Flavor is heavy roasted malt, chocolate, mocha, coffee, nut, light smoke. Almost scotch ale-like, but much thinner. not bad!
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours a retaining thin light brown head and mahogany color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-peat/roasty/chocolate, nutty, some dark fruit. Taste is medium/dark malt-peat/roasty/chocolate, nutty, some dark fruit, earthy hops. Dry. Mild/almost OK carbonation.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared at the Shenandoah Beer throwdown. Pours dark, brown, with a small white head. Aroma is malty, chocolate, sweet, burnt malt. Flavor is similar, dry finish, tad bit watery, faint smoke.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Arundel Mills. Pours deep coffee brown with a light beige head, spotty lacing.Lighter side of medium bodied with a lively but ultra fine carbonation. Lagery aroma with a hint of of roast. Flavor of cocoa powder, nuts, and dark roast. There is a slight bitterness that lingers, and the mild astringency fades as it warms
NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @Bel Air location in May 2008. Kind of plain and boring. Thin/watery mouthfeel. Minimal chocolate flavor and malt sweetness, no hops to speak of. Not the best effort from DuClaw, but then I’ve never had a really impressive schwarzbier.
argo0 (12512) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(growler, thanks wickedpete) Clear dark brown body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, roast, some caramel. Taste is medium sweet, roast, cocoa, light caramel, smoke. Medium body, smooth, easy drinking.
dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7/16/08 - Draft sample at Bowie location. Black/brown with red hues and a rimming, eggshell head. Nose is sweet caramel and chocolate. Taste is much the same with good mouth feel. Best offering the location had.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pint at Arundal Mills location. Deep brown. Very thin. No aroma and carbonation. A little sour. Like the bartender said, " A dark beer to make you look cool if you do not REALLY like dark beer." Tasted like Bad Moon Porter light.