after4ever (5856) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the San Jose brewery. This one has a little color--medium amber and even a hint of tan in the head. There’s roast/toast in the nose (though not much), and some in the finish, too. Not overly gifted with body or carb, and not super-flavorful, but at least you could tell it from their pilsner in a blind tasting.
nick76 (4140) - 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.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark Brown Color with Red Hue, with Sandy Head. Sweet Dark Malt Aroma. Smoke Notes...Subtle Clean Tasting Malt, with Drying Finish..Overall, a Light Bodied , Light Smoked Malt Ale.
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
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, 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.
mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
black, mahogany border, full sparse offwhite head, dissipates, little lacing. aroma roast malt, coffee, strong. no sweetness, bitter maltiness, little coffee flavor, sour bite, bad aftertaste. light body, low carbonation.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap, thin black cola in color with slight foam, aroma has some roast malt, flavor of chocolate, roast, cola, dried alfalfa, thin tinny finish
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice cola black pour leads to a slightly sour roasted malt flavor. The aroma is hard to describe but it kind of smells like garbage?
snoworsummer (1491) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Pours clear dark ruby brown with a thin white head and decent lacing. Tastes like watery coffee with light bitterness. Light body and medium carbonation. Not much aroma- faint and bitter coffee, possibly chocolate.
kidmartinek (3213) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown malty color. Little to no white head retention. Roasty coffee aroma. Light watery body finishing with some caramel.