Paincane (170) - Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body w/ tan head. Roasted malt and coffee aromas. Smoky, earthy and nutty malt forward flavors with dry hop finish. Balanced.
Weezel (239) - Florida, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of a traditional lager but pours a nice shade of dark. The taste is great. Sparkly but subdued hops hit up front and then a wash of cocoa, with a delicate coffee taste. The flavor is immense and the body is nice and light. Very awesome and easy drinking.
MrBeerFanatic (901) - Friona, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark clear amber color flat head. Aromas light caramel, light smoke, light bread. Flavors lightly roasty, light caramel and slight bread. Lightly sweet, medium bodied and has a slight astringent aftertaste.
devman171 (1220) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish brown with two fingers brown head. Aroma is light roast and spices, taste is similar with a sweet smooth finish
Bulk_Carrier (2716) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The appearance had a dark brown color, super nice looking one fingered off-white to white foamy head that lasts for a good minute before dieing at a moderate pace, good amount of lacing sticking to the sides.
The smell had a nice inviting fruity/sweet malty aroma invading my nose smooth and delicately inviting.
The taste had sweet chocolate covered fruit (but mainly banana), its almost as if it tastes like someone took a banana and stuck it in chocolate and then pulled those flavors and added it in this beer - I like it. The same chocolate banana aftertaste leading to the slightly same flavoring and shows a decent dryness in the finish.
On the palate, it sat about a medium on the body, well, it says its "session" on the bottle, but I’m not so sure about that, hmmm....carbonation is pretty smooth and good for the Schwarzbier style.
Overall, honestly, I like this one probably more for me, but its one of the heavier Schwarzbiers made by an American brewer, still worthy of having again, but I don’t consider this too much of a "sessionable" brew
Lizardking3 (190) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Always good for the price. This is a much more serious beer than its "Red" brother. Very Drinkable
Patrickctenchi (4840) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear, deep brown-ruby with a frothy, off-white head.
Aroma of cola, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate..
Taste is powdery chocolate/cocoa...caramel malt.
Not bad , but a little on the sweet side.
Lothore (595) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Pours a ruddy brown hue with a small, fizzy, off white head that leaves no lacing.
S- roasty, coffee, malt powder, milk chocolate.
T- Lightly roasty, toffee, burnt toast, light hop bitterness, finished off by a prolonged roasted malt flavor.
M- Medium/thin with medium carbonation.
D- Easy drinker, not the most complex beer but very drinkable and enjoyable.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ha with the bjcp tasting group. Pours ruby brown with minimal head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit with some caramel. Slightly tart. Slightly roasty. Very nice beer.
stevoj (2880) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This far too much like a cereal lager, and not enough of the roast grain bitterness which the style should have. Sweet grains dominate the aroma and taste, almost no bitterness or bite at all. Disappointed...