BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad. Pours with a near black body with a long lasting off-white head that leaves great lacing. Aromas are bready, grainy, mostly clean, light hops, some sulfur, grassy and a hint of fruit. Flavors are bready, a bit of burnt toast, sulfur, grainy. Light hops and a hint of cardboard (but not really in an oxidated way). Medium bodied, medium to lively carbonation. A nice beer with a good malt profile.
JohnnyJ (4553) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at PP Carlsbad. Clear near black pour, with thin off-white head. Dry chocolate, slightly roasty, fruit, and grassy hops. Simple, but tasty and drinkable, a nice dark lager.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark brown with creamy head. Nose is crisp grains with hint of roast and grass. Flavor is roast, grains, and moderate hop bitterness and grassy hop flavor. Light body with medium carbonation. A dark, hoppy lager, easy drinking.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on tap a Lahina Coolers. The appearance is a cola brown. A good amount of bubbles and a small light brown head. The flavors and aroma are caramel and light roast coffee. Almost a Baltic Porter profile at times with a bit of berry fruitiness. The mouth is medium bodied and well carbonated. A nice refreshing beer after a long day of work out on a boat.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2011 (Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of nuts, roasted malt, grain, lactose, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, grain, subtle smoke, some baking cocoa, lactose, and raisins with a soft mouthfeel.
Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown. Low-moderate white head. slight roast malt aroma. Very smooth dark malt toast flavor with moderate hops. crisp. light body. A great lager that should be canned for everyone to enjoy!
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brew pub. Pours a deep coffee brown with a small off white head. Nose was lightly smoked with a faint hop presence. Light to medium in body, pretty tasty!
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2011 Draft at the brewpub on August 10, 2010. Opaque dark brown color, small tan head, rather strong aroma of malt with licorice notes, smooth malty flavor with interesting sweetness again suggesting licorice, as well as charcoal griled meats. The only downside to this brew is a slight chemical taste. Don’t know if this brew really fits into the schwarzbier camp but it’s certainly better than many workaday dark lagers.
manuchampions (1238) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Maui Brewing in Lahaina. Poured a deep brown, almost black with faint head. Aroma was rich with smoky malt. Taste was deep and complex. Malt is wonderfully roasted and deep. Finished well. Really surprising how good this was.
yemenmocha (658) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed on tap, winter 2010. Served in pilsener style glass. Poured a beautiful black with a nougaty-chocolate nose that reminds me of Whoppers candy. Light roasty flavors are present on the palate and it is rather drinkable. Great accompaniment to some of their menu items.