brokensail (13202) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The pour is a dark brown color with a short lived tan head.
S: Not a very appealing nose on this beer. Burnt malts and a definite acidity, presumably from the dark grains. A bit of a butter aroma, too.
T: A mild, mellow roast flavor along with some almost pleasant notes of creamy milk chocolate. Unfortunately, a fair amount of acidity and some metallic notes, especially on the finish.
M: The body is light to medium with a fairly light carbonation.
D: Nothing about this beer really did it for me. The nose was certainly not appealing and the flavor wasn’t really any better.
argo0 (12111) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(GABF05) Crystal clear dark brown body with a tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, nutty, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, nutty, caramel. Watery light-medium body with a bit of stickiness. A bit too sweet.
Tmoney99 (11900) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
MBG Winterfest 2010. Poured dark brown with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Average for style brew.
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can… Pours dark and sits black in my glass with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Decent retention. The nose is roasted and a touch lactic. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is well-balanced, but bland and uninteresting with light acidity. Crisp, mildly tangy finish.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. Poured a dark brown color with a large sized tan head. Aromas of roast, nuts, and some chocolate. Tastes of roast, nuts, chocolate, and some caramel. Thin and somewhat watery body.
Dogbrick (9436) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer pours a dark brown color with a medium thin tan head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grainy malt and slight hops. Light body with a slight vegetal character and flavors of toasted malt and a bit of earthy hops. The finish is short and leaves a overripe fruit aftertaste. Below average overall.
GT2 (9275) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 7, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz can. Deep brown pour with small tan foam to a little layer. Super sweet nose with vegetal DMS and big black olive. Taste is tangy, over carbonated, dry wood shavings, vegetal oddities. Powdery, mealy apple palate.
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crossovert (9170) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another experience with craft beer in a can which sadly can’t be recycled for homebrewing.
Pours into my pinta dark brown/black. It looks mega stout like. It also has a small foamy tannish/off-white head tat leaves some lacing.
Smell is a mix of dark malts and sugar, namely brown sugar. There is a hint of nuttiness and not much hops.
Tastes roasty, nutty, dark, with some can taste in the first few sips and hints of chocolate and coffee. The mouthfeel is pretty good, it is light, but not watery, it helps this beer to go down really smooth. That being said, it is a bit too light, seems like a good summer session beer but nothing too amazing flavor wise.
Overall it is a highly drinkable brew, nothing I would grab again probably, but worth a try at least.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 01-07-2010 23:26:26
DrSilverworm (8540) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample on tap at Wurst Bar (MI). Clear red brown color. Thicker khaki head. Some decent bits of lace. Decent chocolate; toastiness. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Touch of smoke-savory. mild bitterness. Medium-plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Light carbonation. Mild dry finish. Solid satisfyingly mildly smoked scharzbier.
BVery (7952) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Dark brown pour, cream head. Mild lactose nose, lighter palate. Mild chocolate in the flavor. Some sweet molasses.