madmitch76 (16867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
27th August 2009
Opaque black beer. Semi soft palate that turns even softer and creamier. Rich dark malt with unapologetic coffee. Tempered by the cream and a light touch of hop this remains a very coffee forward beer and a very nice one.
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a very dark brown color without much of a head.
S: Smells sort of like what you would expect. Very roasty with a fair amount of coffee and chocolate. There’s a bit of acidity which I tend to find in a lot of schwarzbiers.
T: Nice and roasty with a decent amount of coffee flavor. There’s a mild to moderate bitterness as well as some bittersweet chocolate flavors. A touch of molasses seems to be present as well.
M: The body is light to medium with a low to medium carbonation.
D: Not bad at all. A bit higher in alcohol than I was expecting, but at least it wasn’t boozy.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
( 22oz bottle, courtesy of AmEricanBrew ) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted grain, and toasted bread. Flavor of coffee, light cocoa, and roasted malt.
bhensonb (11918) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours dark brown/black with a tan smear that quickly deleted. Aroma for me is primarily something like treacle and hop. The coffee just oozes around the edges. Aspects of sweet dark fruit are stronger. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate and espresso, with treacle and a good dose of dark fruit. Espresso vs coffee: it’s a strong, gritty coffee, not unlike the rough stuff I make in the morning. Which comes out of an espresso machine. This is certainly not dry. It still seems to have a lot of treacle. But it is one incredible drink. Power to the flavor. And this is a schwarzbier? Whither goest das reinheitsgebot? :)
Tmoney99 (11473) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at local BA gathering.
Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting and produced excellent lacing. Moderate roasted malt, bread and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted dark cofee flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
Solid standout brew and very good for style.
jcwattsrugger (11317) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle @Pauls Gathering-pours a disappearing light tan head and black color. Aroma is dark malt-espresso. Taste is dark malt-espresso, secondary acidic hops. Full body.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Date: October 01, 2010
Appearance: black, scant head
Aroma: sweet caramel and coffee aroma
Flavor: rich coffee flavor, nice caramel sweetness, touch of roasted
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Ratman197 (10546) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roastiness, light espresso and light dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, espresso, licorice and dried fruit with a smooth lingering roasty espresso finish.
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour. Loads of coffee in the aroma along with some light cocoa notes. Flavor has a wonderful chocolate covered coffee bean and some good roast bitterness. Great stuff.
jtclockwork (9992) - , 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.