Darkmagus82 (2197) - - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-28-13-
Served on tap in a pilsner glass
Appearance – The beer is served a dark brown nearly black color with a billowy cream colored head of two fingers. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of a toasted malt smell mixed with a bit of cocoa. Along with these aromas are some sweeter smells with some caramel and a bit of a sweet vanilla smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a caramel sweetened and toasted malt flavor. As the taste advances from the start, some other sweeter flavors of a vanilla nature as well as a bit of a sweeter cocoa come to the tongue. The cocoa remain quite light throughout the taste while the roasted flavors intensity ever so slightly more toward the end. With a slight increase in the vanilla and caramel at the end, the combination of flavors that is left leaves a slightly sweeter and nicely toasted flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel-The body of the beer is on the lighter and slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is average. Both are decent for the combination of the sweet with roasted flavors of the brew and match the low abv of the beer rather well.
Overall – A goodt schwarzbier. Light in abv. with a decent amount of roasted and toasted flavors. A rather good session style beer.
berkshirejohn (5738) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Gordon Biersch, Buffalo, NY. Mahogany with a ring of cream head; coffee aroma; coffee taste; and a dry finish. Satisfying.
Travlr (19908) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft at CLE. Very dark brown color, small white head. Aroma of coffee grounds. Taste is dilute Starbucks.
DocMcGrain (43) - Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like coffee, tastes like coffee and caramel. This is a really good porter, though they label it a lager. In any case, it has a nice finish and a full body without the bitterness that often comes with a coffee-style beer. Finish the night with this for sure.
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solidfunk (6854) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not so bad really, just, well, not so good. Pours dark maroon with some vague notion of head and lacing. Aroma has an IOU roast with a hint of coffee even. Light bitter finish. Average carbonation, as can be expected. Tap at brewpub.
Jethro6191 (506) - Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a big creamy tan head. Malty aroma. Roast, caramel, and toffee flavors. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Finish is somewhat dry with a slight roast aftertaste.
Malaclemys (456) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy brown with white head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, light coffee, and nut. Taste is chocolate, nutty, very slight coffee,caramel, and wheat. Sweet finish with a medium body.
beerme31 (623) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Mild aroma of roasted malts. Pours black thin head. Light body, medium sweet taste. Good representation of the style.
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Hazy brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, and a light sweetness. Medium body with malt sweetness upfront and notes of chocolate and fruit esters.
MadRobin (2691) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - FEB 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap 4 oz. taster at Gordon Biersch in Rockville, MD.
Clear, rusty dark brown with no head and with wine-like legs, but no lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt and a hint of chocolate.
Taste of roasted malt, caramel and chocolate.
Medium body and medium/low carbonization.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone