GothGargoyle (1209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black with a decent chocolate head. Aroma is toasted grain, chicory, touch of chocolate and smoke. Light on the palate with some smokiness and a roasty finish with a hint of bitterness. Taste is weak coffee, roasted grains, chicory. Interesting but not something I'd hunt down.
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black with a nice lite inch high beige head. The nose is initially minerally and copper penny. As it opens coffee, black forest cake and subtle warm spices. The pallet is quit lite but with plenty of flavor and complexity. Mineral, bitterness, coffee, followed by an astringent bitterness and finishes with a cocoa nib and bitter chocolate.
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gunnfryd (10582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, berries. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, berries, cofffe. Medium body. OK/Nice beer.
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Half-pint from Chuckís @ $3.00. Iím rather surprised on how high this rating is. This tasted bland and watered down (literally water-like). It might have something to do with the palate ruiner I had previously with habanero peppers.
Borup (5873) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown/black colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and coffee.
JohnRMurdoch (3286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2012 Bottle @ BrewDog Glasgow & from beermerchants.com. Dark brown colour reasonable head. Coffee chocolate malt aroma & flavour. Smooth with A bitter sweet aftertaste. A bit sickly but not bad.
hopcox (29) - SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cold from a bottle. Colour of dark chocolate. Smokey liquorice aroma. Surprising fruit notes mixed with chocolate flavour. My first schwartzbier and very nice it is too.
thicksuds (428) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think this bottle was a bit old, maybe a yr. the other Port Brewing bottles in the store were older but I decided to try it anyway....no date on the bottle
Great pour, if it is that old the carbonation hung in well.
Smoke flavor dominates, then it comes off like a lager after that with not much else to it. Bitterness comes in on the back end as well, has a bit of sweetness in the middle.
All in all very drinkable, not sure if this bottle was fresh and if a fresh one would have done it more justice, but I think this is decent, a little above average, probably not something I will revisit with better options available, but not bad.
PhillyCraft (3228) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle and on tap, Pours a deep dark brown with tanish head. Small head and medium lacing. Aromas of cocoa, ashy malts, roasted coffee, and some citrus honey.Taste is insanely smokey, notes of liquorice, bitter hops, roasted malts. Smooth finish. Not my style and a little too ssmoked.
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark with a slick of tan foam. Aroma is heavy roast with a bit of char and some light sweet malt on the finish. Taste is dominated by roasted malt with char, perhaps slight ash, coffee rinds, a subtle and pleasant sweet malt presence about mid-palate, and a very clean finish. Mouthfeel is somehow crisp up front but creamy into the finish. Damn fine beer with a ton of flavor for 5% ABV. Impressed.