Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body that approaches black with a moderately sized brown head. Slightly roasted aroma of toasted grains, dark chocolate, light smoke, malt and a bit of licorice. A smooth, creamy body with subtle carbonation makes for an enjoyable drinking experience. The flavors are well assembled giving a nice balance to the various malt aspects. It seems to be rather well attenuated, leaving very little residual malt sweetness. Noble, earthy hops provide just a touch of bitterness at the end. A tasty interpretation of the style.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium, semi-translucent brown in color. Aroma is dry chocolate shavings and a faint trace of tiramisu. In typical flavor fashion, chocolate and roasted malts strive for attention in a gentle fashion. Pecans along with a hint of iced coffee come through to lick the palate as well. Light with low bitterness, and dry, as it should be. Nice, easy going, safe interpretation, yet a solid effort.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark, sweet beer of indeterminate origins, this bastard child of backroom malt roasting followed close on the heels of Ooga Ooga!. Mild with a clean bitter finish. Chocolate malt balls detected, along with syrup-drenched nuts and some fruits.
thedm (5608) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This draft brew poured a small sized head of finely sized mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body contained no visible carbonation, was opaque and dark black in color. Its aroma contained notes of very mild malts and was almost non-existent. Its mouth feel is initially very tingly with a lingering tingly palate and a mild brown beer aftertaste. Its flavor contained malty dark brown malt notes. .
Roonai (305) - - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at piece. P is a pretty clear amber brown w a grey head that dissipated and laces only slightly. Nose is rich Malta but light. Taste is a light nutty roasted malt. A nice change of a nutty rosary beer that is clean tasting , low wlv and drinkable.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught: charred brown body with a nicely sized tan head. Roasted and toasted aroma with a bit of charred wood, burnt coffee, smoke, and chocolate malt. The black malt is actually dynamic: charred on one hand and freshly bitter on the other. Clean, crisp palate, drinkable and enjoyable in just one package. Nice.
DrnkMcDermott (2994) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster at Piece. Here I had thought this was just a nice dark English ale. Bartender was kind of busy, so I wasn’t bothering him for specifics. But a Schwartz? Nah. My tiny amount looked cloudy brown, with a distinct fruity ale smell. A very nice "Irish Red" ale malt profile, and just a twinge of European finishing hops. I kind of regret not getting a whole glass of this.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the Brew pub: Pours a dark brown with a white head. Aroma, roasted malts, chocolate and caramel. Flavor, roasty, nutty some caramel, with some earthy notes as well.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma of light roast. flavor of cola and iced coffee. some sweetness but not overpowering. soft mouthfeel with some sizzle from hops. very controlled sweetness for the style makes this a winner.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub. Dark brown, beige head. Toasty malt and some chocolate in the aroma. Toffee, dark bread crust, light chocolate, and faint hops in the flavor. Seems a bit muted overall. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Sweetish overall with a round malt profile, but could be brighter.