Niko100 (1490) - New York, USA - MAY 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, & some cocoa/chocolate; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel, coffee, and some hops; Finish is slightly bitter; A little watery but decent.
Hispdcrash (1) - USA - MAY 11, 2013 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Similar to a strong brown. Not appealing to my taste. I will not drink again. Pass.
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Strange categorization, but there’s some interesting elements here.
maekchu (1093) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Light coffee, anise, pine/cedar nose. Very dark, near black, little head. Smooth light choco initial / some tang and herbal notes / finish goes to tart prunes and then fades. Thin body. Okay. A bit watery. But basic flavors are intact
wlajwl (2915) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is roasted dark malts, caramel and off notes. The flavor is dark malts, caramel, light coffee, spicy off notes and a tangy finish.
crossovert (4597) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I have a hard time considering this a schwartzbier. Weird water caracter, dusty yeast, savory malt.
ontbeermaker (1832) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, pours a thin black, decent looking head, aroma is mild and the flavour is mild, the beer had a ruff finish, overall it was okay
thirdeye11 (5001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) clear deep brown, creamy medium tan head. Nose smells like a kvass, molasses, wort, very sweet and cracked grain. Taste of sweet wort, cola, cream, cracked grain, nice palate, creamy, really quite good for the style.
heemer77 (5013) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The body is very dark brown, nearly black with garnet at the edges. There is a nice light brown sugar colored head. The anise tinged nose has some toffee. This tastes of black tea and anise. There is also some light roasted coffee. Decent with a fair amount of carbonation. A decent schwarzbier.
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at McSorley’s (New York, New York)
Aroma: Charred nuts, licorice, some bread.
Appearance: Dark bread, minimal white head.
Taste: Slight bitterness. Like burnt toast.
Palate: Light bodied with a soft carbonation.
McSorleys is a great establishment and the beer is fitting in the context of McSorleys, but it’s not particularly good on its own.