JohnnyJ (4040) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly murky dark brown, with a thin tannish head. Sweet malt, chocolate, caramel, light espresso beans, light smoke, and light molasses. Notes of raisin. The coffee was noticeable, but not a dominating flavor. Pretty heavy beer, especially for a lager. I enjoyed it, interesting.
MikeJslc (671) - USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown, clear, tan head. Aroma of cold coffee, cocoa. Flavor of milk chocolate and caramel, coffee, cocoa, clean.
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Gription79 (2127) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Mike. Spicy coffee, chocolate, caramel, milk chocolate in the flavor. Very nice. A well balanced beer.
jtclockwork (6881) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of espresso, coffee, baker’s chocolate, tootsie roll, black licorice and lightly smoked malts. Medium body.
blklab2007 (1857) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Alaska’s most wanted series. Pour has a very dark brown color and a thin coating of off white head that fell to a ring on the glass. Aroma has bitter coffee, dark baking chocolate, more malt as it warms, and weaver hits it dead on with the tootsie rolls. Fantastic descriptor! Mouth feel is medium light and the carbonation medium low. Flavor brings in some malt, espresso beans, light bitterness, chocolate, and my new favorite tootsie rolls! Much better as the bottle warmed up.
kmweaver (3203) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, purchased at City Beer (from the non-Crew Brews release; just the normal current bottling). Pours a deep, chocolate-brown color; modest, fine-bubbled dark-tan head that readily departs. Dense Tootsie-Roll notes, caramel, and well-roasted coffee in the aroma; some pronounced, vinous alcohol as well, slightly warming. ’Schwarzbier’ is a stretch here. Medium-full body; light CO2; hefty, slightly viscous mouthfeel. A big, on-point black lager with well-integrated coffee additions (the coffee plays a role, but doesn’t steal the show) along with plenty of caramel, fruity alcohol, and some darker smoky malts as a tertiary note; a bit of oxidation. Like an imperial schwarzbier, which I’m not sure was necessary. Medium-length finish: dried caramel, dark and milk chocolate, toasty malts, coffee.
hopdog (8443) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a black color with an off white head. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, creme, and roasty. I would classify the coffee on the medium side and not overly in your face (which I actually like in my coffee beers).
egajdzis (5152) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black color with a small, tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of burnt toast, light cocoa, and roasted malts. Taste of the same, a dry, roasty finish.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a light brown head. Coffee and espresso aroma with chocolate. Caramel and coffee flavor with light dark fruits and chocolate. Medium-plus bodied. caramel and coffee linger with light chocolate and some fruitiness.
Damico (2290) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours unclear dark coffee with a creamy beige head. The aroma brings sweet chocolate coffee and espresso and vanilla, so nice in the nose. The flavor brings chocolate, light bitter malts, and light vanilla on a lighter creamy body, so nice on the palate.