phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. can via in-person STL trade. Pours a deep cola brown with a small beige head. Really nice aroma of pepper, leaves, toast, roast, chocolate, and nuts. Wow. Didnít expect it to pop that much. The flavor, however, drops off and is much more muted- spice, leaves, nuts, earth, and some dark soda, maybe a mild root beer or cola. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, earthy, toasty mouthfeel. Good schwarzbier that could be awesome if the rest of it matched the nose.
EtTuCthulhu (727) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours an opaque dark brown color with a large cream-colored head, and the aroma is a pure malt goodness with a subtle mixtue of roasted malts and a hint of a vanilla-esque sweetness. The taste has a solid amout of umami to it, but there isnt too much balance between this nice flavor and the only other facet of the taste: a slight amout of sourness. The mouthfeel, however, has a lightness of body and thinness of texture that doesnít quite mesh with the flavor, but the long malty finish and soft carbonation do redeem the beer slightly.
rosenbergh (5532) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Morgan Street Brewery, St Louis, MO.
Dark reddish brown almost black colour with a tiny creamy tan head.
Toasted malt, mild coffee and mild sweetness in the aroma.
The flavour is mildly roasted malt, mild hoppy bitterness, mild coffee and dryness. Rather tasty actually.
Smooth. Soft carbonation. A nice surprise.
jcnielsen (1295) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on tap at Morgan Street. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Light, sweet, malty aromas. Roasty, tramp stamp, light dark lager flavors. Pretty meh for a schwarzbier.
beastiefan2k (2190) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can poured into a Willibecker Free State glass. I think its pretty fresh, I think this brewery only recently started canning. Very dark brown almost black body topped with a medium sized khaki head. The head has pretty good retention, sticks around for a good deal of time. Its a good looking brew. Aroma starts with a dark malt sweetness soon followed by a very clean lager mineral character and all surrounded by the slightest roast character. Its clean, sweet but well lagered and seems to compromise all the important aspects of the style. Right on the money, I could smell this all day. Flavor is more of a completely clean lager with no off flavors in the meat of the flavor. Just clean, slightly mineral in a good way. Might be boring if it wasnít for the aftertaste. It finishes with that nice sweetness from the aroma that lingers a good bit. No hops to speak off, perfect. Clean, light-medium body, a light carbonation tingles the cheeks. Magnificent.
RobertDale (2595) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce can. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and nuts. Good.
thegreenrooster (2970) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a dark brown with a large tan head. Aroma is a decent roast and chocolate malt combo. Flavor is about the same. Nice roasted malt with a little cocoa left too linger on the tounge. Probably the most cocoa Iíve picked up in a swartz. Its not there in a big way but just there enough to compliment the roasted malt. Decent.
kwoeltje (2151) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(sample at Wolpertinger 2013) black with tan head. Roast malt aroma. Flavor is roast malt.
jandd1983 (1872) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the Artisans Craft Beer Festival 2012. It poured a dark brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma was malty, chocolate and some nuts. The taste was similar to the aroma but had a little roast to it. Very good Schwarzbier.
cbfobes (1935) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub, this was probably one of the best one out of the sample, pours a very dark brown almost black with a thin head, the aroma has a little bit of chocolate with some caramel, the flavor has a sweet front end with a finish of malt and chocolate, actually not terrible.