SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery on 10/21/2006 at the 2nd monthly meeting of the Chicago Ratebeer group.
Dark ruby brown, clear. Thin tan head. Nose is thin malty and some caramel. Taste is tart tangy with copper thin caramel malts with some yeast.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Flossmoor Station, and served in a shaker. This beer poured a dark black with a thin, quickly fading, light grayish/tan head. Very little lace was left behind. The aroma of the beer was made up of cocoa, light roasted malts, and also some light yeast. The flavor was mainly light roasted malts, with some caramel and chocolate at the finish. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with minimal carbonation. Another winner from Flossmoor.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2007 I dont know about some of these ratings but this is what i received on tap.pours a black medium body with a huge tan head must have been just tapped. Aroma was a faint smokey malt and flavor was smokey malt with a faint hop flavor. Very different to me but in a good way very smooth taste, i guess thats why i picked up a growler of it. A must try!
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Rayboy. A nice looking dark pour on this one. A good amount of roastiness make this one a fine brew to welcome the Fall. Very sessionable for a dark beer.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, 9/22 at the brewery. Very dark color with some short lived tan foam, no lacing. Lots of dark malt in the aroma, very sweet smelling. A bit too thick in the mouthfeel for a Schwarz IMHO, almost resembles a hefty brown ale, lots of esters, not very lager like to me.