VatMasterson (52) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
No Coffee, No Chocolate, No Funky groove, just smoke. Tons of smoky smoke flavored smoke. I love Black brews, porters and the like but this smokiness was overwhelming.
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is quite a fun beer, the aroma has a mix of chocolate and a hint of coffee backed with an unexpected note of dark fruit. The flaour returns to more schwarzbier territory with the coffee notes stepping forwards.
dfinney23 (1368) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely more schwarz than brown. A little hop bite to keep things interesting.
Chudwick (1706) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz non-returnable bottle from variety pack - pours dark brown if not black with beige head. Nose is chocolate and lactose. Flavor adds caramel and toast with a tiny hop kick at the end. Refreshing and light to medium body. Drinkable and very middle of the road. Sad to say this is the best rated beer from the variety pack. Maybe the 2012 destruction will come a little late and take me away before I try the APA. Tic toc.
decaturstevo (4614) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with red hues. Aroma is roasted malt, some light chocolate, and some earthy hops. Sweet light chocolate, roasty malt, and nice earthy hop bitter sweet finish. Medium body with a tad fizzy carbonation. o beer
Emeister84 (657) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aromas of cocoa, char, toast, and slight coffee. Almost black with some bronze highlights, and with a moderately lasting, tan head. Off-dry with some molasses and meaty flavors, and some harsh, oily off-flavors. Light-medium bodied with pretty refreshing carbonation, and finishes pretty clean leaving behind some syrupy caramel and molasses flavors.
zickbeer_ye (205) - Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Really toasty malty aroma little cocoa and slight raw coffee scent. Light brownish head and dark black body. Sweet malty flavors slight petrole, some toast and grape and underlining metallic tastes. Not much to the palate
HenrikSoegaard (9995) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Dark red amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Roasted. Oily palate. Nice.
drjay44 (2442) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, poorly retained mocha head, over a dark brown (SRM 30) body.....nose is cereal with roasted malts (light cocoa, coffee)....taste is cereal malts, light cocoa, light coffee, finishing with a moderate, roasted malt hop bitterness.....mouth feel light, minimal astringency, carbonation adds a clean lightly acidic finish. This meets the Schwartzbier style reasonably well although head retention was lacking. The Ale yeast used did not add much in the way of esters. BJCP 8/2/13/4/7
Grzesiek79 (2903) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 16, 2013
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slabe piwo jesli mam oceniac w kategorii brown ale. Mala piana rozwodnienie spore i karmelowe przeslodzenie. Troche bylo uciazliwe. Aromaty zadne nie byly wyczuwalne w moich nozdrzach.