Loineshawn (3002) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. pours a deep brown with a sizeable frothy tan brown head. aroma of silky dough, hazelnuts, cold roasty coffee, and a touch of licorice. taste is rustic floury dough, nuts, and bitter roast. dry. sessionable. tasty. to style, and maybe 85th percentile of the "black beers" i had in the czech republic, but i haven’t had many. like quite a bit. as far beers on ratebeer under the schwarzbier category, i’ll give the nod to the heater allen schwarzbier i had a couple weeks ago. this wasn’t too bad though. personally, would like a touch more bright roast, and a touch less dough. but who knows.
Niko100 (1663) - Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, & some chocolate; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and hops; Overall, a little bland - but not bad.
Scrapersnbeer (1244) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toasty coffee malt and singed hops aroma. Odd lactic undertone, wait till it warms if that’s not really apparent. Dark cola brown. The texture is kind of cola like too - nice and crisp and sometimes gritty, yet mellow as a whole. Bittersweet coffee taste. This one is about what the brewer describes, and can be abbreviated to something like dunkel with schwartz tendencies.
MaBeer1972 (1218) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out looking like a typical stout. Nice frothy tan head. Light roasty aromas. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin and somewhat fizzy. Lots of roasty malts though. This one is what it says it is. Easy drinking and quaffable. Perfect with a meal.