angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at GB Dallas. Dark brown pour. Aroma is coffee, smoke. Flavor is slight roast, smoke. Mouth is watery. Not a huge fan of this style, but this is a solid brew.
dbarnold (1106) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap at location in Washington, DC. Nice dark color with mild nose. Good overall roasted flavor, light, slightly sweet, and smooth. Finishes slightly bitter.
TonyDiUlio (643) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice beer. Well balances. Roasted malts in both aroma and flavor. Enjoyed with some trial friends. nice beer to sip on with dinner.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Rockville location: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty dark caramel and roasted malt and earthy hops. Starts with a creamy fullness and some semi-sweet roasty dark malt with decent German hop balance before a bittersweet finish with some lingering roastiness. A pretty decent Schwarzbier.
DubC5000 (303) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
True to its name, black fading to brown near the surface. Dark and smooth, but a tad watery. Aroma nearly absent, just a hint of sweet maltiness. Smoky notes cut through the mild hop bitterness; the brew was otherwise quite dry. Enjoyable with food, though I donít think it could have held up so well on its own.
BrewingFan (251) - Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark black foams up a nice head from the tap. Aroma of roasted coffee, caramel, and a touch of chocolate. A very smooth, light bodied beer that goes down very well, a bit to well for my taste. My only complaint is that the palate is a bit too light.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown-orange, off white cover. Aroma is roast, chocolate, coffee. Taste is thin but nice roast and chocolate.
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Actually had on-tap at the GB brewpub in Seattle.
A: Large, tan head that diminished to about 1/2-finger or so. Body is virtually black and opaque... probably clear, but difficult to tell because the color is so dark.
S: Like the hefe, the aroma is a little weak... some roasted malt in there, but thatís all I got.
T: Very smooth, with roasted malts and light amounts of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. Very nice.
M: Light-bodied, with a creamy texture and average carbonation.
D: Very easy drinking... the dark color may scare some away who arenít familiar with the style, but they should really give it a try. A good sipping beer.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: October 14, 2009
Source: Brewpub, Buckhead GA
Appearance: black, big dense beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma, touch of caramel sweetness, chocolate emerges as it warms
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, dark chocolate bitterness, just a hint of sweetness, warmth brings out a richer chocolate character and a bit more caramel sweetness, long roasty bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gordon Biersch Ė Seattle, WA
Aroma: Nice light smoked makr with good hops.
Appearance: Brown in color, clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Nice malt with a smokey flavor this was good.
Palate: Dry with a good Mouthfeel.
Overall: Nice beer.