GenDV138 (4590) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce draft at Row 34 poured into a standard pint glass. Pours black with ruby brown hues and a light tan head, maybe half a finger. Decent lacing. Aromas of sweet and bitter malt, caramel, cocoa, light wheat. Tasting notes of cocoa, coffee, roast, dark chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish, medium carbonation. Pretty interesting and tasty, very enjoyable.
nuplastikk (5370) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber shared at a DC tasting. Brown black, very light delicate body. Takes a style that is made pretty sub-standardly all too often, and really perfects it. Great clean example of the style.
thornecb (5128) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2011 Pours black into a Sam glass. Off-white head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Sweet chocolate and caramel aromas. Thin with chocolate and mild smoke front to back.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
651mL thx to Justin. Clear schwarzbier coffee pour. Tan head. Nose is lemon tea, coffee, hazelnut, chestnut. Taste is tangy, chocolate, nutty, coffee. Pretty good stuff.
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micmillon18 (37) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12oz can into a dimple mug. Born on "10/16/2015"
Aroma - Cocoa, roasted malt, dark bread. Not particularly potent.
Appearance - Three finger creamy mocha head. Un-pierceable black color.
Taste - Semi-sweet cocoa flavors mesh with the roasted, bitter roasted malts. Sweet flavors are reminiscent of iced coffee with milk. Lingering roasted and cocoa flavors.
Palate - Light bodied but plenty creamy. Semi-dry.
Overall - Fell in love with tmavy in Prague, with its pilsner-like body but porter-like richness. Happy to see Notch pay omage to the style and do an admirable job at it.
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Meadhall - Cambridge, MA. Clean roast aroma. Light coffee-like body, edging seltzer-Like and minerally, with a bit of mush to the middle. Good dark flavors, but not as snappy as it could be.
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - 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.
MaBeer1972 (1585) - 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.
radagast83 (6334) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle provided by jslot38. Thanks! Well I noted it had an awful aroma - but i don’t remember why I noted that or anything else, ah well. Anyway, poured a ruby-cola color with a small off-white head. Aroma was sweet roasted, chocolates, and toffee. Flavor was likewise.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by jslot38: pours a slightly transparent dark mahogany with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty dark malty nose with some mild roast and dark chocolate. Starts with good fullness and light sweetness with some toasty dark malts and a touch of dark chocolate. Finishes drier and bittersweet.