DrSilverworm (7995) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.2 fl oz bottle. Nearly pitch black color (some clear brown around the edges of the glass), minimal off-white head. Toasty malty aroma, more wheaty. light bitter coffee taste. Hint of hops. light bitter taste. Carbonation a bit too pronounced. A decent dark lager.
BMan1113VR (7897) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Consumed at BTBF. Pours with a deep brown hued body with a small tan head that fades. Aromas are slightly sour, stale malt character, mild roasted barley character, a touch of hops, clean yeast wise. Flavors show a lot of stale malt, light sulfur, bready and sharp roast. Mild bubbles, pretty dry, thin. Pretty mild and stale tasting.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - FEB 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Dark brown with a bit of beige foam. Aroma of malt, caramel, light roastiness, a bit of oxidation and vegetal notes. Sweetish flavor, slightly roasty, with a bit of caramel, toasted bread and a drier and slightly bitter finish. Rather light-bodied.
DuffMan (7542) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Very handsome pour: deep, clear mahogany with a chunky light brown head that shows nice retention and lacing. Aroma is so weak as to be almost nonexistent, even after lots of breathing time. Vaguely sweet and papery. Much can be said about the flavour too. In a blind tasting I’m not sure if I would actually be able to say that there is roasted malt in here. Amazing considering the appearance and pedigree of this beer. If they’re looking to capture the bland lager-drinker market, they’ve made a good thrust in the right direction. Watery and lifeless, with hard carbonation. A shadow of a schwarzbier.
BVery (7470) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Very dark brown to black pour with a light tan head. Aroma of roasted grains and a hint of sour fruit. Palate is thinnish. Taste is mildly roasty, somewhat metallic, and a grain theme throughout. Just okay.
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Lihue 7-11 drank at the house in Kaua’i, 27/08/12. Deep ruby with copper trim and an unconvincing cappuccino head. Admittedly slightly schwarzy aroma; rusted ashtray, pureed grilled veg gone through the coffee filter, incinerated paper, carob. Fag ash- sprinkled shredded wheat, rusted flavour with suggestions of Happy Shopper coffee granule, Bisto granule, more rusted iron, cheap dark chocolate...all heavily watered and stirred with a Twiglet, then a rusty nail. Thin and nasty...but it grows on you.
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours brown to black, with a medium sized beige to tan head. Roast, thin malt on the nose, grainy toast. Thin and roasty. Basic shwarzbier. Grain and roast. Meh.
Ughsmash (7280) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Poured dark brown with a tight cap of beige head. The aroma was really sweet with toasted black malts and vanilla. The flavor found artificially-sweetened toasty black malts, vanilla, and a pinch of cocoa.. aspartamey on the quick finish.. OK, but not by any means exciting. Lighter-bodied with prickly carbonation on the palate.. clean and calculated.. too sweet.
bb (7244) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark mahogony-black beer with a tan head. Light roast and light grain aroma. Malt and light toffee flavor with light roast and light mineral. Medium bodied. Malt and light toffee lingers with light roast.
marcus (7230) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours pitch black with a decent tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a modest roasted malt flavor with a rather nasty chalky finish. Guinness needs to fix this one.