thegreenrooster (3189) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is a dark brown with a average tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with some smokeyness. Flavor is again a decent roasted malt follwed by a resiny hop toward the end. Above average beer espically for Point I guess you could call this a schwartz ale.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Deep red-brown body, thin off-white head. Nose of sweet chocolate, molasses, and toast. Sweet Hershey’s syrup body with molasses and licorice, light and somewhat cloying.
arkurzynski (1497) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Due to experience with pretty much every Point beer, was nervous to try this, but it had to be done. Pours brown-black with a plethora of creamy mocha-colored head. Aroma, like all Point beers, is thin. Faint roasted malts and just a hint of floral hops, the latter of which is fairly pleasant. Pretty blah taste - mostly roasted malts with a slightly dry/hoppy finish. A bit of a syrupy taste as well (Leinie’s crappy Fireside Nut brown comes to mind). Not all together terrible, but wouldn’t have again or recommend to anyone. Glad I was able to buy as a build-your-own.
fidelis83 (1932) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a 1-2 finger creamy, caramel brown head that fades to a thick skim and ring after a few minutes and leaves some lacing. Aroma is roasted nuts, caramel, planty hops, a bit of roast, light tree fruit and light charred wood notes. Flavor is sweet malt, toast, roast, nuts, a hint of smoke and vague fruity notes. Dark caramela little char and planty hops finish it out. Palate is fairly light bodied, a little sticky on entry and basically neutral to the finish with a light, sharp carbonation.
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black, just as described. I get literally nothing on the aroma. Slightly burnt and hoppy on the flavor. Not an amazing beer, but I appreciate what they’re trying to do here.
rader58 (775) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark black with dark tan head. Aroma of roasted/burnt grain and salty ocean air. Flavor is roasted malt with a slightly sour citrus undertone followed by touch of coffee and bitterness of hops. Not too bad.
Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received 12-oz bottle via trade with with Ughsmash. Pours a dark cola brown colored brew with a decent sized tannish beige head that slowly dissipates to a film top. Nice lacing throughout. Aroma of chocolate malt, floral hops, a hint of allspice, cream tartar, and some light yeast. Taste is medium bodied, some burnt chocolate malt, floral hops, roasted nuts and toffee. Finish is semi-dry with some burnt dark malt and chocolate aftertaste. The burnt malt lingers a little but it’s still quite tasty.
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is malty: sweet and a little roasty. Flavor is roasted malt, nuts, a little chocolate with a lightly bitter finish.
Cybercat (3271) - Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is malty with a subtle undertone of molasses and a whisper of yeast. It pours a nice opaque sable with a fairly thick and fluffy beige head. Flavor is malty and a little sweet, having a hint of molasses, but not too strong. Texture is a little on the watery side and just a little fizzy.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle from Beertopia. Pours black with a dark beige head consisting of multi-diametered bubbles. Mild roasted aroma. This is surprisingly drinkable. Tastes much closer to a stout than a schwarzbier due to the roastedness and thicker body. Still good though, especially for a Point beer.