sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at brewery. This was a fine beer except there was zero smoky character. Maybe I’m mistaken, but that makes it entirely unlike any schwarzbier I’ve had before. But it was a reasonable (if boring) beer so a 3.1 seems fair.
tectactoe (3099) - Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Great Lakes: Deep brown pour with ruby edges. Beige tinted head, small & quick to settle to a bubbly collar. Little bit of roast & dark cocoa malts with lighter tones of baked cookie dough, faint brown sugar, & noticeably clean lager yeast. Settles into an earthy finish with lingering cocoa dust, cookie, & a small hint of plum. Nice stuff.
JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint at the brewpub on 3/22/14. Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, roast and lager yeast. Malty flavor with lager yeast before a smooth, roasty finish.
LilBeerDoctor (3516) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, roasted nuts and peanut butter, dark chocolate. Flavor of sweet malt, roasted nuts, smooth finish. The flavor has a slightly sweet, perfumy notes but otherwise very tasty schwarzbier!
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark sweet and malty - bread, chocolate, some caramel and roast. The body seemed too thick - I was expecting something a little more refreshing.
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, reddish hints on the edges. Funky nose with a bit of hops and odd doughy notes. Thin on the palate. Flavors of bisciuty malts and a little bit of black malt. Dry, short finish. Not my cup of tea.