DocLock (8312) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask...Pours ruby with medium tan head. Aroma of malt, chocoff, cabernet, alomnds, and cognac. Tastes malty, with a complex mix of cabernet, nuts, cognac, slight caramel, and chocoff. Palate is very smooth, medium. A nice schwarzbier.
egajdzis (5500) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask... poured a brownish red color with a small tan, creamy head and nice lacing. Aroma began sweet and fruity, and then turned dry, with roasty malt. Taste was also prominent chocolate, some roasty malt, and finishing smokey. There was a little bitterness present here.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark ruby/walnut, a fig/date/vanilla smell. Smooth medium body, nice creamy head, chocolate/fruit flavor, hint of licorice, smooth dry finish. Pretty good.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
08.14.04 Sampled at HW 5th Anniv. Light roasty aromas. Black and fizzy looking beer with quick head. Flavors dry and crisp, the light bitterness of morning coffee at lunchtime. Maybe too eff for me? This might be what coffee flavored soda would taste like. I hope so! I was looking forward to this schwarz due to it’s lineage and was not let down despite ill success in the past with the style.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with small tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavor of roasted malt is strong at first sip but mellows
after that and finishes clean.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At first this didn’t taste like much but then with a clean palette it was much better. Not as good as the Hammer, but nice none the less.
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Good beer. NIce chocolate tast to it. good mix with the malt. Alcohol could have been a little higher but I’m not complaining.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil: Brown ruby color with an off-white head. Yeasty chocolate and coffee aromas, full bodied and fizzy, starts and ends sweet.
Oakes (13155) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil, Brooklyn. Dark chestnut brown; roasty, toasty notes in the aroma. Creamy body. Coffeeish and long, with a depth of malt flavours.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Sparky’s Ale House: Roasty and chocolate, with some bitterness. Intesting that they made it from the dregs of Perkuno’s Hammer. Actually, that sounds rather unappealing. Black in color and a thin beige head.