AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at Hydro in Calistoga. Very dark colored, very light-bodied, VERY FLAVORFUL. Most schwarz’s I’ve had previously fell short in the flavor category, but not this one. It had as much flavor as a dark and robust porter. Actually, that’s exactly what it tasted like. Plenty of roasted/burnt malt flavors and aromas dominate the profile of this bad boy. Nice.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 5, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours with a dark brown body topped by a thin head and little lacing. It’s bitter and roasty with a slight malt character and a little sourness. Light to medium bodied and a touch dry.
mjg74 (2571) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ O’Brien’s. Very dark upon pouring. Very sweet roasty aroma with alot of chocolate. Roasted coffee and sweet chocolate dominate flavors. Very full for the low abv.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Opaque black with tan head. No lace. Roasty aroma accented by chocolate and caramel. Coffee and chocolate are rounded out nicely by a touch of sweetness.
FlySwatter (34) - USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice beer provided by my nemesis The Fly. Roasty coffee aroma that carried through into the flavor without overpowering it.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Alan (fly) for sharing this beer. From a growler poured at the brewery. Pours black with a tan head and good lacing. Huge coffee and light chocolate in the nose. Coffee, chocolate, and lactose in the flavor but with a smooth dry finish. Very drinkable and well made beer.
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a thin tan head. Low roasty aroma. Roasty flavor with caramel backing and balanced hop bitterness. Roastiness not overpowering.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - FEB 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Barclay’s. Malty, chocolatey aroma and flavor. Slightly sweet. Thin, watery palate but full if flavor.
Oakes (12854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colour. Fairly rich malty, chocolatey aroma. Full malt character is sweet and rounded with light roasty accents. Has a bit of chewiness and, surprisingly, late alcohol. Drinks fairly big.
omhper (20178) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2006 Draught at Toronado, San Francisco. Opaque black, no head. Sweetish and very roasty with clean rounded mouthfeel. Dominated by hop flavours - grapefruit and licorice. The malt character is it’s weak side - it’s very clean and straightforward, leaving it far behind the top examples of the style.