boozedude (1083) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with tan head....malty raisen arona..some mikd coffe hints.. very smooth....dam good
Majin (221) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at club W. dark pour. Light almost fruit, grape taste. Nice dark beer.
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Patrickctenchi (1837) - columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, short tan head.
Aroma is cola, light smoke.
Light smoky malt flavor...dark chocolate..
Creamy and smooth...
A bit light, but good.
Toad79 (2) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my absolute favorite beer! It tastes great! Its not as bitter as most dark beers. I just wish it was easier to find around here. I drive an hour just to get this beer!
Schnabelhund (25) - - MAY 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the darkest beer I’ve ever seen, but I had to hold the glass against the light in order to see the red shining through the black. The head doesn’t last particularly long and leaves no lacing behind. The nose is malty, prunes and rye bread come to mind. The first mouthful reveals what you’d expect from the nose; gentle roasty bitterness, dark bread, dried dark fruits, not too sweet but caramel-ish. Nicely balanced but maybe not as flavorful as you’d expect. The mouthfeel is gentle as the carbonation is not particularly strong, but somewhat thin. The finish is somewhat short but pleasant if you like the alcohol taste well hidden. A casual rustic beer.
WVHouseofBeer (706) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was pretty disappointed with this beer. Pours a nice dark brown/black color with a small kahki head. Aromas and flavors are pretty light and consist of caramel, smoked malt, chocolate and roasted nuts. Mouthfeel is watery and finishes without much notice. A bland beer...........one of the worst German Schwarzbiers I’ve had.
TwinBeer (57) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours medium black with soft tan head and great lacing down the glass. Aroma of sweet malt and carmel and taste the same but with some leather and nice smooth yeast to complete the taste. Overall a great example of the style and hard to put down the glass.
superspak (1536) - Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 3/6/2013. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, raisin, fig, toast, molasses, brown bread, light roast, light floral, and earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity esters. Taste of caramel, raisin, fig, toast, molasses, brown bread, light roast, light pepper, light floral, and earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, dark fruit, toast, molasses, brown bread, light roast, light pepper, and earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity ester flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice schwarzbier style. All around nice balance and complexity of flavors with good robustness; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Argonian (139) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 18, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a black body, with a large light brown head that diminishes slowly, leaving a fair lace. Faint coffee aroma, but more intense bitter taste, notes of coffee. low carbonation level, full bodied, oily texture. Nice.
illiniphil (67) - Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My favorite black lager. Pours a mahogany brown with a small tan head. Nice roasted malts and some sweetness but not over the top.
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