GregClow (3027) - 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.
jeremytoni (3020) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured brown/black with a good amount of head. Nice dark malty flavor with a lingering aftertaste.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Suttree’s Nothing else to do in Mid-February Tasting. Sample from a bottle thanks to jcwattsrugger. Dark brown-black, lacing tan head. Aroma is fruity, roasty. Taste is roast, coffee, fruity, nice astringent roast finish.
beastiefan2k (2969) - 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.
Fratto (2845) - 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 (2826) - 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.
Maverick34 (2721) - 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.
puboflyons (2713) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle. It pours a dark brownish-black with littlle or no beige head. It has the look of a smoked porter. Aroma of malts, coffee, cocoa, and hops. Good mouth feel. Taste is malted chocolate with light, fresh hops. A dry finish. A very nice product.
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 (2663) - 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.