scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Tyson’s Corner, VA - Deep brown, creamy off white head. Nose was very soft with notes of roasted chocolate, coffee and florals. Similar flavor of dry roasted chocolate, mild coffee, and touches of grass. A light hop helping steps in let to provide balance. Light bodied, light carbonation, soft roasted, lightly bitter finish. Nothing special...
JonMoore (1662) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the DC restaurant. Opaque black with a slim light brown head. Sweet slightly roasted malty aroma. Malty taste with some dark fruit and late bitterness. Medium bodied. Very good.
jrob21 (2192) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2006
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft in Atlanta. There special beer today was not that special. Very watery taste. Coffee touch is nice but overpowering.
lovibond (115) - New York, USA - NOV 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Tempe, AZ, brewpub. Dark and nearly opaque, with ruby highlights. Dark malt and fruit in aroma. A hint of goat in taste which is dominated by dark malt and a bit of raisin, without being roasty; would not be atypical in Erlangen (would need more roastiness for Kulmbach).
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - OCT 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Watery ebony body, whitish head. Smell is roasted malts, caramel and slight chocolate. Taste is sweet with caramel and chocolate, aftertaste is roasted coffee hops. Not a bad schwarzbier, a little thin for my liking though and lacking complexity. Simple Macrobrew. Sampled at Godon Biersch, Tysons Corner, VA.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draught. Tasted during trip to California. Cloudy dark brown colour with a nice head. Good aroma coffee. But not a speciel good taste for a schwarzbier. The end of the taste is very unplesant.
TheBeerGod (4915) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a sampler at the Gordon Biersch DC location on September 4th, 2005. Dark brown to black bodied. Roasty malts and light coffee. Some faint smoky notes and caramel.Taste has roasty malts, light coffee, dark chocolate and hints of cocoa. Body is medium-full with medium carbonation. Finishes roasty and sweet. I liked this best of the sampler and purchased a pint of this afterwards.
Nuffield (3549) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Caramel aroma; bready, biscuity, with some hops permeating the finish with interesting dimensions. Standard brewpub palate, cold and moderately aggressive carbonation. This might be the best of the bunch I had here but that doesn’t mean it would stand up to outside competition. (on tap at downtown Washington, D.C. location)
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Whoa, heavy as heck on this one here (need to watch my language in family-oriented Colorado). Slight smoky and wafty flavor.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good deel black to brown color contrasted well by a white fairly foamy head that then disapates. A little chocolate roasted coffe malt on the nose, a bit thin mouthfeel, satifying taste that does finish somewhat dry and crisp. Pretty good selection. Great building in DC.