arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, roast, caramel, some slight astringent malts into a bit of cocoa powder, some slight toasted bread. Taste was a mix of toast, roast, cocoa, some slight acidic malt into a bit of caramel, finishing with some spice, slightly bitter.
tectactoe (2979) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2015 Tap: Jet black with a toasted brown layer of foam that sits across the top. Aroma of burnt toast, mild char, & dark malt. Kind of vague. Lots of burnt toast, though. Heavy handed with maybe just a hint of very dry cacao dust. Flavor has a lot of lager yeast qualities to it. Again, more of that charred toast with heavy dark malts, dry cocoa powder, & some burnt grains. Pretty clean finish, relatively dry, Easy drinking, light bodied.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewery. Nutty roasted malt with char and coffee notes. Dark black with thin off-white lacing head. Medium body with high carbonation. Starts dry with a bit of carbonic acidity, char, and roasted barley. Good hop finish with clean, slightly nutty after.
BLADT (674) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Almost black. White head. Small amounts of webbing. Mild nose of barely and wet cement. Taste opens up. Light body. Semi bitter. Good grain showing. Lager hops support nicely in the background.
wmubronco1992 (660) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Mild bready aroma. Some roast in the flavor. Nothing overwhelming about this at all, but it was very drinkable and in this age of high octane brews its nice to have an occasional easy drinker. Palate was clean.
njager246 (481) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malt and coffee aroma, a great coffee and chocolate taste, smooth without sacrificing feel... not bad!
jtw (1137) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft, a neat surprise to find at my local bowling alley. Dark and full with a whitish head, and a sweet mocha nose. Classic schwarz character, clean and well executed, and at a decent enough price I won’t mind enjoying a few more.
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Chocolate, roast, with a light coffee finish.
Pailhead (5397) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: The aroma consists of chocolate and light roasted nuts, and some faint black licorice. It pours a dark black with some faint orange highlights MD a small beige head. The flavor starts with chocolate and a hint of caramel. The finish has roasted nuts and faint black licorice. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.
Tmoney99 (11611) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap sample at MBGSF 2013. Poured clear black color with medium tan creamy head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium toasted malt and coffee aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium flavor of toasted sweet malt with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting solid brew.