Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #131. Draft at the brewpub. Pours a Clear dark brown color with a thin tan head. Poor head retention. Aroma of brown malts and clay. The taste is sweet malts, mild nuts. More like a brown ale than a schwarzbier.
beernovice39 (3232) - Montana, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Sample pour is black with an off white top. Scent is malty with chocolate Taste is sweet malts with chocolate.
OldGrowth (2865) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint at Tribeca Tavern Cary. Aroma, yeast and malts. Not an overwhelming scent. Little cardboard/ paper. Minor chocolate. Clean orange brown color. No head or lace. Sweet flavor. Light body, thin mouthfeel, dry finish. Meh, nothing of note here.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours an off white head and brown color with red tint. Aroma is faint medium/dark malt-caramel. Taste is medium/dark malt-smoky/roasty/caramel/chocolate. Faint/secondary hops bite. OK carbonation. Occasional.
NachlamSie (2918) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draught. Pours a dark brown, a little reddish, with a fading white head akin to that on a glass of cola. The aroma is mild and malty, non-descript. Flavor is of a little chocolate, flat hops which are almost papery, small chalk. This is semi-thin and kind of boring, but drinkable.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Pours a clear dark burnt red with off-white head. The aroma is clean and, erm, lager-y, with sweet malt, some chocolate, a faint leafy note, and some pepper. The flavor is bitter chocolate, some moderately bitter roastiness, and an ashy finish. A little bit of cardboard comes out in the aftertaste. It gets nuttier as I get down the glass. The body is thinner than I would like.
Suttree (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Balck, or really dark brown. Virtually no head. Peppery, faintly coffee-ish aroma, with maybe a touch of honey, perhaps? Palate seems rather rich at first, but kind of disappears as you finish it. Flavor is coffee, and Oreo cookies with a mildly hoppy finish. Draft at Barley’s Knoxville
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear dark brown color with foamy white head. No lace. Roasty brown sugar nose with brown sugar again in the flavor along with subtle chocolate. Roasty finish. Not a big fan of Schwarzbiers, in general, but this one is decent.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly off-white head with good retention. Black color lets a little ruby through. Not much aroma-what is there is faint malty, chocolate. Flavor is malty with smoke and caramel-chocolate. Medium body with soft finish and not nearly as dry as the standard German counterpart.
gthank (73) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice head over an appropriately dark body, but the head dissipates a bit too quickly. The aroma is satisfyingly smoky. Nothing really to note about the mouth-feel. Flavor-wise, this was a pleasant beer, not ruined with hops (especially Cascade) the way so many recent beers are. Overall, this was a nice drinkable beer, but not really much above average.