liquidbread86 (73) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark in color, as expected. Taste more like a coffee porter than a lager. Maybe not as heavy as a porter.
bhensonb (12947) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours really dark brown with orange glints and a light tan head. Aroma of light fruits and dark malts. Med body, or so. Flavor: tastes like a schwarzbier. It’s lightly sweetly malty, has a chocolate hint, notes of light fruit, and light, light noble hop. Finishes a bit earthy. I am pleasantly surprised.
marcus (7990) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours very black with a nice tan head and a light toasty aroma. There is a smooth roasted malt flavor with a moderately bitter finish. Fresh and clean.
patricks110 (2226) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very enjoyable brew. Pours a dark muddy brown with a tan head atop. The aroma is malty with light roasted toffee and molasses malts, light hops are almost not present. A creamy malt base with a dry finish. Nice bready and molasses malt flavours that gives a good body to the brew. Overall, a good sessionable dark brew.
TimE (4340) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Off white head. Some nice dark fruit notes in the nose. Dry, decent dark fruitiness, lacks a bit of roastiness and bitterness is low. Simple, but pretty enjoyable.
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Black color. Minimal dark caramel profile, dry but smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness, and some light fruity esters in the final.
Ferris (8929) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Date and some grain sweetness. Deep maroon with a small white head. Date, raisin and some nice pale malts. Thin, light and dark fruit, just what I like.
mcberko (10551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours black with a reddish tinge and a small beige head. Nose is very dry, with chalk and dirty earthy notes. Flavour is dirty and earthy, with some crusty bread notes dominating. Pretty bleh - seems burnt and too dirty. Not too pleasant.
J_man (834) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Cliff Dive Bar at Black Rock! Dark brown to black in color with a tan head. Good dark roasted flavor with a bit if huskiness and some light dark chocolate and wood notes. Slight bitterness in the middle. Body is thin to medium as it should be. Finishes light and dry. Nice Schwarzbier done island style.
Ron (3168) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2015 On tap at the Brewpub. Deep amber color, small brown head. Aroma is ashes, roast, dark fruits and some malts and mild nuttyness. Flavor is roasted malts, some toasted notes, mild yeast and also some ashes.