Freakout (16) - Alaska, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Original Release. Well...this beer has aged well. Nice subdued java aroma with a smooth roasted barley espresso taste. Well rounded palate and silky mouth feel after it warms a bit. Gotten better with age IMHO. Thanks Jabbles.
DSG (4932) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Black with a frothy light brown head. Strong coffee beans aroma with some roastiness, liqueur notes and a bit of alcohol. Good roasty flavor with lots of coffee, dark chocolate, some liqueur character and a light alcoholic touch. Finishes drier abd a bit burnt. A nice thick silky mouthfeel. Very nice, but NOT A SCHWARZBIER.
Cory (222) - , California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Smoke, wood and dried cherries, a little flat, smooth and creamy, long Smokey sweet finish, lots if oils coating my mouth. Man, now this is a great beer. If it had a little more carbonation it would have got an even higher rating.
JesseBones (52) - - FEB 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This a very tasty espresso black lager. Has the look of a stout and the palate of one too. The flavors are more full bodied like a lager. Not too malty and a subtle bitterness that I enjoyed.
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beerbaaron (865) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black. Medium, creamy light brown head. Aroma is sweet roasty, dark malty; full of coffee, espresso, chocolate, licorice. Flavor also finds plenty of coffee/espresso, cocoa, alcohol, licorice. Lighter Medium body. Pleasant, easy alcohol warmth in the finish accompanying the clean roastiness. Theres some oakiness in there. I like how the roast develops.
MarinEvelyn (429) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very sweet, coffee, chocolate, cream, a little roast aroma. very smooth. Taste is spectacular. Smooth, creamy, roasty, chocolate, coffee, sweet, a slight alcohol burn at the end, but just for a moment.
John25 (133) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head that fades instantly. Aroma is sweet roasted malt. The taste adds espresso, an alcohol warm punch, and spice that you feel in your throat and nose for a split second. The finish is a little sweet with strong espresso notes. Smooth lager with a nice kick to it. The mouthfeel is semi-rich with a velvet-like coating, some chocolate. Really good.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample shared by a friend. The beer is a dark brown color with a medium thin khaki head that dissipates steadily to a wispy film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Medium-bodied with flavors of dark chocolate, espresso and charred malt. The finish is roasty with a mocha aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
flannelnomad (42) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Beermongers. A dark black but you can tell crystal clear like any good lager. Smells like spiced coffee caramel. This thing has a great body for an imperial lager, its sticky and weighty enough to hold the coffee but so crisp and smooth, that is until all the spice and subtleness of the schwarzbier base is washed a way by brutal, bitter, bright espresso. They sure mean what they say with the name. I try to drink this when I can, I love coffee beer and it’s probably the most unique use of coffee in a beer I’ve seen. Midnight Sun hardly ever gets enough press for the cool stuff they do. But props to them.
Sammy (8027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh bottle from Windy City. The coffee is great, and I am not a regular drinker. Smooth mouthfeel, gorgeous foamy head and lace sheet. Residual flavours after the roast are licorice and some brown sugar and molasses.
Zymurgeist2 (829) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Espresso roast is main aroma. Deep brown with a khaki head that leaves quickly. Roast and rich chocolate flavor. Complex layers of chocolate and velvet texture.