mctous (131) - Herndon, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprisingly yeasty aroma for a lager. Pours with a slight, short-lived head. Light body, sweet without being syrupy, minimal hops, but plenty of yeast. Soft palate with a very clean finish.
muffel (130) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2010 Bottle 0.33l Pours a small white head which disappears quickly. Color is darkbrown (coke-brown maybe). Aroma is very soft and malty, some toffee, caramel, coffee and it has a light bitter aftertaste (getting stronger when warmer). Low carbonation, light to medium body. Very drinkable.
ajolly2 (129) - USA - APR 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark amber color with a good amount of carbonation; off-white and moderate head; thin lacing; medium-bodied and very smooth; sweet and a little spicy on the tongue, with hints of caramel, malts, and chocolate; a little watery and very low on the alcohol; overall a very good brew.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2005
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a rich dark brown with a small white head. Aroma of molasses; body, very thin and watery with a nutty molasses flavor, dry finish.
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color, not much head. Overwhelming roasty coffee aroma with some chocolate. Taste is of dark chocolate, butterscotch, and finishes like caramel. A little thin for my taste.
mikemccarthy (91) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep, dark copper with a thin, white head that quickly fades. Moderate lacing. Malty, carmel nose with hints of some spices. Creamy, but slightly thin mouthfeel. Sweet taste, but not as sweet as the doppelbock from the same brewery. Not bad, but not as good as their Ur-Bock.
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josuemucho (86) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in color. Aroma of malt and caramel. Sweet in taste with roasted malt notes
SchlossyMcSaus (75) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth stuff, I wonder what this would be like on tap. Not particularly ’Schwartz’ in color, but quite dark, light tan head peters out. Not as robust as similar DAB product, but at 4.9% one could slide this back all day and not be overpowered by the alcohol or aftertaste.
jbmanz (74) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottled poured into pint. Dark Reddish brown, easy carbonation and clean aftertaste.
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gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2005 You know, this is an older bottle, and it seems to have suffered a bit of a drop off in aroma and flavor. I’m not going into a lot of detail. this beer does me right though. It’s got nice, rich malty flaves, the caramels, and sweetened malt-o-meal. Nice toffee aroma, with maple. I love the blackened grains, stark and bitter and smoky. Like an old curmudgeon in a comfy, malty recliner tossing hop flowers in the fireplace. I can’t wait to try some more schwarzbiers. I bet this is dynamite when it’s fresher.
Addendum: Smells a bit like old tree bark, and leather. Clearly sepia; beautiful transluscence with a healthy froth. The lace slips down easily like garters on prom night. Delicious malty darjeeling. Unsweetened baking chocolate, walnuts, dark brown sugar. Give me a pitcher with rye bread, radish, and a nutty, strong cheese.