kp (10884) - 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
daknole (10828) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured at the Jupiter brewfest. Looks like a coke. Aroma of coffee, caramel, roasted malts and dark toast. Flavor is a bit on the sweet side wtih some bitterness as well. I thought this was just ok.
Sammy (10765) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A surprisingly good one, enjoyed at the Washington DC outlet. A bit of carbonation, and chocolate malt. Light browncolour with a white head. Creamy, drying finish. Abit of sourness. It all worked and was very drinkable, despite having a few other beers that day, though none that burned the palate. Perhaps Jason tinkered it well, his last day cheers!
adnielsen (10427) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Gordon Biersch Broomfield. Deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Roasty dark malty aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Well carbonated. Roasty dark malty, anise, mild chocolate and coffee flavor.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap during Ohio Brew Week 2013, taster from Red Brick. Clear darker amber / red color. Minimal slightly off-white head. Smooth, lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. More dry finish. Some chocolatey flavor. Light roast, light bready malts. Lightly spicy. Hint of tropical fruity hop. More bitter taste, light sweet. Decent schwarzbier, nothing really special, for me
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Gordon Biersch in Las Vegas. Pours a dark brown to black with a thin tan head. Nice light smoke and caramel, roast. Medium bodied, nice thick malt with a good roast component. Light coffee and roast notes on the finish. Well done.
jercraigs (9499) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2010-07-03. Crisp dark brown body, small beige head. 3+ Flavour has a dusty mild roast character, muted dry malt base. 5+ Aroma is pleasant, mild dusty roast, mild sweet caramel malt. 6+ Average to light palate. 2+ Best of the six we tried today. On tap at Gordon Biersch, Seattle
gnoff (9431) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught as part of a flight of 6 at the GB in Miami, on December 1, 2012.
Marked 4.3% ABV.
Clear dark reddish brown color, off-white head. Malty, roasted taste. Roasted and mineral aftertaste. Spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, malty scent.
BVery (9285) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 TAP (Kansas City location): clear dark amber pour, thin body, with a mild roasted coffee taste. Pretty decent.
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the DC location. Dark black beer, thick brown head. Aroma is quite nice and molasses-laden. Earthy herbal chocolate with a soft roasty toastiness. Herbal and a little bit toasty. Softly lagered malts and a nice roasty dryness. Pretty nice schwartz.