tgncc (2992) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of malts, toasted malt, nuts, and some smoke. The appearance is a red brown, tan head, very attractive. The flavor is malty, nutty, brown sugar, toffee. Te finish is sweet, with some mild hop bittering. Decent beer.
GregClow (2948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry & garthicus - blankboy’s bottle. Deep ruby-brown with a small tan head. Aroma of charred malt, light smoke, and a slight & odd sourness. Flavour is very nice, with notes of fresh roasted coffee beans, cocoa, heavy cream, and mild smoke, with a moderately dry finish. Interesting beer that gives more than the aroma suggests.
Beerdedone (2860) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at 08 vt brewers fest. Pours a dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of light coffee, chocolate and roast. Flavor is smooth with dark malts, chocolate, caramel and a hint of toffee. Medium body with light carbonation and a dry finish
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cavie. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is sour chocolate, dry malts, a little roasted, and raisins. Taste is bakers cocoa, a little roasted, kinda lactic, bitter, and a big coffee finish.
garthicus (2767) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blankboys bottle. Deep dark brown, small pancake head. Aroma: Slightly nutty, milky, slight smoke aroma too. Flavour: Enjoyable blend of cream and smoke - could easily drink quite a few of these.
beastiefan2k (2716) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle poured into a copita glass. Black color with a small white head. Aroma is lightly earthy with a well lagered roast. Taste is very clean with less of these direct aspects coming through, still there but light. Easy drinking, a fine Schwar, there aren’t too many as is, I could keep drinking this one for a while.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Mike for sharing! Dark pour with thin tan head and minimal lace. Earthy peat like aroma. Chocolate, caramelized sugar, light smoke and a little hop presence.
MadIndian (2540) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A gift from SJ. This one really had a nice roasted , dark malt aroma and flavor. I should also mention the slight hints of toffee, caramel and hop presence.
nice dry finish.
Maverick34 (2483) - New York, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pretty tasty. Poured opaque with a smallish head. Roasted malt aromas. Taste is choc w/some fruit, very light hops.
jimhilt (2450) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a three-fingered light brown head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Deep mahogany almost black color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Roasted chocolate nose. Flavor is roasted chocolate and balanced. $7.99 for a 22 oz bottle from Capital Convenience Concord, NH.