JDBaker11058 (1647) - Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: near black, (ruby highlights when held to the light) with two-fingers of creamy light tan head shrinking to a thick collar and leaving generous lace rings. Aroma: dark chocolate, cacao, coffee, pumpernickel, a hint of smoke. Taste: predominantly bitter dark chocolate, a bit of roast coffee beans, slightly burnt toast, mellow, earthy hops. Finish: smooth, clean, with lingering dark malts balancing against earthy hops. Notes: A written deScription cannot do this beer justice. Simply the best schwarzbier Iíve ever had, better than traditional German versions, better than any American attempt. Beautiful pour, attractive nose, delicious, balanced flavors, creamy-but-refreshingly-drinkable palate, and a sessionable 4% abv. Near perfect. Iím very sad that I only grabbed a single bottle, and will be on the lookout for more.
safhundos (8) - milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A drinkable session black lager with good taste. A good example of a Schwarzbier which is a difficult thing to find on tap lately. I found it at Riverwest Filling Station in Milwaukee, WI.
BlackBeerPG (126) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste: toasted toffee, dark malt, hint of dark fruit, molasses notes.
roasted barley malt nose.
Medium full body.
Tall tan head with some lace.
alkolord (267) - - NOV 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tiefschwarz, grober hellbrauner Schaum, leicht röstaromen in der Nase, fast stoutig, im antrunk aber sehr schlanker Körper, leichte Kaffee Noten im Abgang, nur ganz leicht bitter
johnnymusky (676) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
New beer of month at work....nose is very interesting with lots of berries and malt...almost tastes like a red wine i have tried..weird but good...
trapped (1654) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Clear brown with reddish tint, small beige frothy head, light caramel aroma, high carbonation, a bit metallic taste with coffee bitterness, thin body, medium bitter finish. Decent but not great.
kokkenrolv (179) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Aroma is wet grass, hay,hints of roasted malts, some dark caramel, some notes of chocolate and coffee. Dark brown/black, clear, small to medium beige head, nice lacing. Light to medium sweetness, light bitterness, taste is light chocolate, some caramel, dark bread, tones of bread crust, some toffee. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, nice mouthfeel. Ok beer.
bytemesis (5176) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear mahogany, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, some lacing. Aroma is roasty, light smoke, coffee. Flavor is light sweet, rich roast, light smoke and light bitter. Medium body with some acidity.
simonblaine (469) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black, chocolate coffee licorice aromas.. Taste is coffee, chocolate, roasted grains. Pretty good.
hockey9930 (197) - - OCT 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan head and good lacing. Roasted malty aroma. Roasty, borderline smokey, and lightly bitter. A bit watery and not much to the flavor. Fairly light bodied for a dark beer.
amlemus (11) - - OCT 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean, light aroma. Pitch black color. Easy palate with a smoky, roasted flavor