dekester1 (348) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a nice dark red-brown with a decent sized creamy head which faded slowly to lacing. Aroma was of malts and some fruity hops. Taste was of toasted malts with a hint of nuttiness. Hop finish was moderate to light. Palate as decent. Overall, this is a nice hearty brew!
chinchill (3590) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured in pint glass. (from notes)
A - fine looking, mahogany color; clear. Nice off-white head but too short lived.
S - like the taste, main aroma is toasted malts
T - no flaws, yet not an exceptional brew worthy of strong recommendation. Minimal hop presence. malty aftertaste.
M - smooth and, as advertised, a bit creamy.
drsordr (1868) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pour opaque dark brown with thin tan head. Nose light roast, toffee, caramel. Taste slightly mineral, some mild roast and toffee. Light bitter finish. Looks nice but very thin and watery.
lbianchi66 (221) - FRANCE - DEC 18, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Robe brune avec une mousse qui tient moyennement. Arômes café et fumé goût café et fumé. Pas d’arrière goût. Texture crémeuse. Dommage, avec un goût un peu renforcé, ça serait une bonne brune.
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost Black With Shades Of Red, Medium Small Head, No Lacing. Faint Toasted Malt Aroma. Taste of Toasted Malt, Vanilla, Coffee Like Bitter Finish. Vanilla Gives Creamy Feeling, Although it is Thinner Than Looks And Taste Suggest. Decent Enough To Enjoy. OK.
superspak (3984) - Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, best before 8/17/2015. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, light smoke, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Very clean on lager flavors with minimal yeast ester notes present. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a very good schwarzbier style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of roast/bready malt and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth, clean, and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
ozzy70 (356) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with thick, lasting off white head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Tastes slightly sweet.
Pinball (11739) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear brown, small light brown head. aroma of toffee , bitter caramel, falvor is malts, toffee, caramel, faint coconut.
Aggiebob (522) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Nuttu, chocolate and roasted malt flavor. Creamy mouth feel.
Borup (9453) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, caramel, bread and bitterness.
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange colored with a small off-white head.
Fruity and light roasted aroma of caramel with oxidized notes.
Fruity flavor of caramel and bread with roasted notes.