JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Arena District location. Dark brown in color with a medium tan head. Malty caramel aroma with a touch of hop. Malt flavor up front with a coffee and hop finish. Not bad.
nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had more than a few pints of this at a recent dinner at the DC location. Looks like a stout, opaque black, soft white head. Aroma of toast, nuts, some dark fruits. Flavor was malty, nutty, toast, breads. Crisp, clean finish. Good session beer.
dwyerpg (4508) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite roasty aroma. This definitely is the most complex of the beers I’ve had from these guys. Roasty and a bit heavier; not amazing but good. Still light enough to have a few.
radagast83 (4445) - 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.
TomDecapolis (4444) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Palo Alto. Pours a brownish amber with golden notes and a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, nuts, light roast, sweet malty notes. Flavor if the same. A decent yet sweet version if the style.
Beerman6686 (4232) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This poured a very dark brown almost black color with a small eggshell head. Aroma was slightly roasted but pretty bland. Flavor was pretty watery, slightly roasted and sweet.
nick76 (4180) - 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.
Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium dark, mostly clear brown. Non-aggressive aroma. Coldwater, slightly sweet, lightly bitter with a medium-light body. Spritzy. Nothing special. Gordon Biersch Brewpub, Kansas City.
onceblind (3965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at 2011 Denver Brew at the Zoo. Very dark clear ruby brown with a light khaki head. Very faint aroma overall, but theres some black malt, with some light coffee and toffee in there. Body proves to be just too light. Light dark malt tones, light coffee, light toastiness. Good, just light and unexciting.
ben4321 (3812) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: We have a bunch of these in the metro DC area, I think Iíve prob been to 3 of them, including the one in "Downtown Rockville" that I visit pretty often, Iíve had this one on tap there
Itís an interesting beer to me, depends on my mood how much I like this one. It is successful at being a Schwartz, but itís pretty thin even for the style, some decent flavors sometimes, but sometimes it strikes me as a bore...Weíll split the difference here.