leadtogold11 (4) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2011 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
What is "cold brewed", anyway? I have to hand it go Guinness, they managed to brew a beautiful black beer that tastes like Budweiser. Honestly, why? Could have had a lot more character. I wouldn’t call this a Schwarzbeer. I would call it a "Black American Lager", if that was a category. If I drank this blindfolded, I would have no clue that it was black. Really just tastes like Budweiser. What more is there to say?
NachlamSie (2915) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Fox and Parrot. This is kind of disappointing, really. I was just expecting just a Guinness clone. But this is like Guinness light with some vegetal lager flavors. It lacks the roast of a good schwarzbier or Guinness stout. Meh.
Aurelius (4594) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty, dunkel aroma, with some cocoa and toast. Distinctive label, very dark black-brown beer, thin ivory head. Pleasant, toast-and-roast flavor, dry, not very bitter - a good session brew. Medium to slightly-light body, slightly watery. Mild roast finish. Publix, Bradfordville.
tnkw01 (1299) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Not as good as I thought it would be. Tastes more like a average lager than a schwarzbier. Started off good. Nice dark color, nice head. Aroma, smells kind of like metal. Taste, just not that great.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
deep brown, small tan head, light lacing, not guinness style.. roasty almost to the point of being burnt aroma, light fruits, thin aroma... lightly roasty, light fruits, toasty, not much hops, lightest grassy... thin light body, a little slick... tastes like an ok american dark lager...
reggiedunlop (3409) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep brown/black with a large foamy tan head. Nice lacing and retention. Aroma is very faint but has a bit of roastiness and a bit of coffee. Flavor is slightly better...a bit roasty, some spicy hops, and a bit of a metallic note. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a mildly roasted, mildly dry finish. Largely unimpressive.
PorterPounder (6025) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - 12 oz bottle. Very dark brown pour, light, but persistent khaki colored head - a bit of trailing lacing. Aroma is somewhat neutral, a hint of fresh lake water, very brief chocolate. Flavor has some hints of dark chocolate, a bit of day old coffee, wisps of licorice. Medium thick mouthfeel - par for the style. Decent schwarzbier.
SSSteve (3916) - - SEP 10, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. pours black with a medium tan head. nose is light roasted barley. flavor is mostly lager-like with some ashy, charred notes. very dry and un-sweet finish. light body.
beernovice39 (3232) - Montana, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours a dark brown almost black with a thin off white head. Scent is roasty with corn. Taste is roasty, grainy and earthy. Thin
CanIHave4Beers (3535) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark brown color, almost black but has a distinct reddish hue when held up do the light. The head is small but fairly well retained.
The aroma is nice and roasty rich and kind of chocolaty as I pour it from the bottle then whoops; where did it go? I was so happy about that aroma now I can’t find it anywhere?
The flavor is very clean all around with only mild roasty notes, a little bit of chocolate. What’s there is nice enough, but this is very low in flavor.
The plate is very thin & the finish is very quick.
Well, this one pretty well sets the bar for me as far as totally unremarkable but absolutely unoffensive goes.