bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Flavor. Deep chocolate brown with dark khaki head. Nice roasted nut, licorice, cocoa nib, faint grassy hop, patent malt. Somewhat creamy mouth feel, perfect carbonation. Roasty, dark nut, slight licorice...all the nose really. Drinks light and sessionable finishes clean with a touch of crisp hops. Could drink many of these.
commonmac (603) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Toronado in a pint glass. Dark black in color. Small tannish head. Aroma is heavy on coffee beans and roasted malts. Taste has plenty of coffee elements and a heavy roast end. Welcomed after a lot of West Coast IPAs. Bright initial taste and an overwhelmingly roasted coffee undertone. Good and worth a sample.
Beerman6686 (5158) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Aroma was of earthy hops, toasty malt, light chocolate. Flavor was similar, nice noble earthy hips, balanced toasted malt, light smoke. Great schwartz.
TylerGreenDC (524) - - JAN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015 Draft. Imagine a packet of cocoa being thrown onto your tongue, and that it quickly dissolves. That, with a bit of coffee thrown in, is this beer.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is very good. I really liked it. Smooth, light, crisp with a nice roastedness.
slowrunner77 (6705) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"not super impressed with this one. got it by mistake (next to the mirror mirror tap) so the potential for a nice surprise was there, but it was a bit of a bastard. too hoppy and bitter for the style. nothing offensive, and nothing that stood out."
baraciisch (2238) - California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed at FWIBF 2014... Dark brown in color... Nutty aroma... Flavor is nutty malts, caramel... Boring brown lager
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beertholomeus (1105) - California, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and toffee aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a chocolate and roasted finish.
AirForceHops (4172) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Toroando, SF. Pitch black color, thin head in a 6/oz. Glass. Aroma is dark charred malt with a big earthy hop note. Nice flavor of charred malt, hints of coffee and a lingering "over hopped" bitterness. Well, over hopped for the style. More hoppy than the true German style but still, tasty and well made.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap in Santa Rosa. Dark brown appearance with a light brown head. Roasty nose with some light smoke and coffee. Hint of diacetyl. Kind of nutty, caramel, roasty flavor. Light butterscotch. This batch seemed a little dirty but I’m sure it could be a good beer.
dfroms (462) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours coffee color with small tan head. Aroma is smoke, coffee, roast, mellow bitter chocolate, orange zest. Taste is toasted grain, cocoa, light coffee notes, earthy hops, light sourness, lingering hop bitterness. Big fan.