DYCSoccer17 (3211) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Tempe, AZ location. Roasted nose with some anise that is pretty apparent. Some chocolate is also faintly present with a soft lager yeastiness in the nose. Mildly hazy mohaogany body with nice off-whitish head and fair lacing. Creamy, sweet chocolate/caramel flavors to start, which turns more roasted with a little bitterness and some anise/licorice in the finish. A good schwarzbier.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 6, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the San Francisco brewpub. Dark brown with garnet undertones. The off-white medium sized head lasts OK in the glass. Has an odd, earthy aroma. Perhaps a little licorice as well. Odd slightly sour chemical flavor. Thin body. Medium sweetness. Weird off flavors just make this tough to drink.
Tmoney99 (9974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Miami) Draft. Poured dark brown with a average frothy off-white head that diminished slowly. Good toasted malt aroma. Medium body. Solid sweet roasted malt flavor with a smooth light bitter finish. Solid brew.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2006
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap in DC. Black pour with white head. Almost no aroma. A very watery taste complemented by a clean coffee finish
9er (69) - Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet finish, malty flavor deep rich dark amber color. Frothy head lasts about 5 minutes. Rasin and coffee hints. g
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 (1767) - 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 (2286) - 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.