GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brownish black w/ good lacing. Hangs in there forever. Aroma is slightly roasted. Medium nectar w/ mellow, cotton textured effers. Malty w/ a mild roasted chracter. Not much else to speak of. The finish is bittered mildly w/ a lingering roast component.
radagast83 (5256) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Virginia Beach location. Absolutely my most favorite from my visit. Dark brown color. Aroma is that of caramel, and roasted nuts. Flavor is full of caramel, and has hints of chocolate.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2007
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at one of their brewhouses in San Jose. Has a pour like an stout and dark. Had a smooth drink and a decent flavor. Had very little aftertaste and very little flavor. Overall one of the best from GB but not great."
nick76 (4290) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma has caramel, and some nuttiness. The appearance is medium brown like a brown ale. The flavor is sweet and quite tasty with plenty of caramel. The palate is thin but smooth. A good tasting beer but not a typical Schwarzbier.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Tempe, AZ brewpub. Dark brown color. Opaque. Head was thin and off white. Nutty aroma with roasted nut, coffee, and light brown sugar flavors. Dry as a bone.
BuckeyeBoy (2917) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap in Glendale AZ before the Fiesta Bowl 2007. Pours out a dark brown topped with a tan head. A nice aroma and tast of roast malt. Pretty good.
SudsMcDuff (6172) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
my runner up...smells roasty....nice in the mouth....but is a tad thin...but is user friendly...OK stuff...goes down easy..
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of my least favorite of the sampler. Dark looking and boring tasting would sum up my opinion of this beer.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at GB Old Town Pasadena. Pours a clear black obsidian with a very thin tan head. Nutty aroma with chocolate, toffee, vanilla and citrus notes. Strong coffee flavor with a slightly roasted malt backbone and floral, herbal hops. Thin mouthfeel. Crisp finish with some caramel and vanilla sweetness. This just missed the boat along the way because it could be a very good beer.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Virginia Beach location. Dark mahogany with a tan head. Sweet malt nose, a roasty, almost burnt quality, light chocolate and faint coffee. Slightly sweet flavor, roasty malt, a touch of charcoal, light coffee. Body on the light side of medium. Rather pleasant with my meal.