Theydon_Bois (16472) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Hay Merchant, Houston, 21/05/13.
Clear mahogony brown with a thin tan head that retains well.
Nose is dark malt, dark toffee, biscuit, dark fruits.
Taste follows, sugars, dark malt, toffee.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dryish execution.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium cream head. Aroma of roasted malt, minerals, and earth. Flavor of roasted malt, ash, grain, earth, and minerals with a dry finish.
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Hay Merchant. Opaque brown-black pour with a medium light tan head that recedes steadily to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt and hops. Light-bodied with a roasty character and flavors of bready malt, chocolate and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a roasted malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
djd07 (9563) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Whip-In during RBWG 2012. Pours a dark amber with a small beige head with sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a raisin malt and caramel. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet malt flavor and light dry finish. A decent schwarzbier from Live Oak.
SudsMcDuff (7873) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Queen Vic Pub .. . Pours a deep brown black .. medium foam, lacing is A+ .. . very clean .. nice roast level .. oily tar .. . the best schwarz i’ve had in a very long time! .. . . beach bible bingo
drowland (7868) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
2/25/12. On tap during RBWG 2012. Clearish black pour with a small tan head. The aroma is a bit plain - somewhat watery but with a hint of roast and butter. Light toast in the flavor with definite butter. Diacetyl? Eh.
AmEricanbrew (6657) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark brown color with tan sheen. Mild dry black malt, chocolate, caramel aromas. medium body. Lightly sweet chocolate, caramel flavors with drying black malt to finish--good
Mora2000 (6151) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Vickery Park in Plano.
The beer pours a black color with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of roasted malt, as well as some very light smoke and some light chocolate. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of roasted malt, as well as some chalky, powdery chocolate and some grain notes. The beer is fairly dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
thirdeye11 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) clear brown-ruby with creamy white head. Nose of wet dog, a bit roasty, chocolate malt, corn and cilantro. Taste of roasted chocolate malt, toasty grain, lightly spicy, light/water body, just ok.
mar (5218) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a cream head. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate, very smooth. Great on the palate, very smooth, chocolate, light roasted malts, faint yeast, and a great finish.