MattH (660) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Aroma is smokey and flavor is smokey and malty. Body is light. Received from group drinking a massive amount of samples at Lost Abbey/Port Brewery.
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. I was very surprised by this being called a lager. It seems to me much more like a porter. Its dark and thick. The flavor has a very malt and roasty coffee flavor. Easy to drink but very thick and chewy which is different from other lagers that i’m familiar with.
TonyDiUlio (653) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2010 Had on tap at St. Stevens with Katie. Pour was. Thick dark brown almost black with medium lacing off white head. Aroma is roasted Manta, coffee like. Flavor is a rush of chocolate and molasis. Coffee follows.through into the aftertaste
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A german style Schwartz beer brewed in the states and bought in Denmark at Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. The pour is thicker than a regular scwarz beer - but this is certainly not a regular brewery anyway. The pour is almost black with a fine latte-brown head that fades slowly. The aroma is burn malts and close to warm old fashioned scandinavian rye bread, Licorice, smoke and a bit of dark sirup. Clearest of all are the roasty and burned notes though (and that is some how in my world quite opposit thatn expected from the comercial description...summer? The palate is of cause due to the style rather light and watery but anyway there is a fine oilyness that smoothens it. Burned rubber, tar and leather is the impression from the dark bitterness. The taste is long lasting and leaves a great impression and fine finish full of hops and caramel sweetness. For a schwartz beer this is pretty darn good.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
First of all, by the name and style of lager, I originally thought it would be like Full Sail Session...when I poured into my snifter and saw a dark brew, I was delighted.
A: poured into a snifter. the beer pours an impenetrable black/dark mahogany. No head at all on top, besides a haze of tan swirls. Lack of a head is the reason for the low score.
S: almost smells like a stout. Rich roasted dark malts are the lead, which I pulled coffee, toffee, some figs and raisins as well. A mild hint of chocolate, but very faint.
T: Wow...I now have a total understanding as to why Tomme is the fucking man. This is by far the most amazing schwarzbier I have ever tasted, and probably ever will. Deep and intense roasted dark malts, almost make this taste like a stout or a porter. Chocolate and coffee tones are the major flavors. This is a very sweet/malty version of this style. Some light hints of dark fruits like fig and cherry.
M: carbonation was a little light, but it enhanced the malts in my opinion. The most full bodied schwarzbier ever!
D: at 5% and the amazing flavor, this beer is a great "session" brew. extremely drinkable.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black bodied, tan head. Sweet chocolate, mocha aroma. Flavor is predominantly a dry coffee. Thin and watery.
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours black as midnight, almost like a porter. Little to no head, but what there is is light brown. Aroma is roasted malts with a touch, and really just a hint, of anise. Taste is lightly bitter, like good afternoon light coffee, with just a touch of cocoa. Slightly metallic tinge, but it doesn’t spoil a really surprisingly good lager. Mouthfeel is light and minimal, but there is nothing wrong with this one. Nicely done Port!
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve never had a dark lager before, so I was intrigued to try this one. Slight taste notes of chocolate, and roasty coffee. Not a ton going on all together with this beer, but if you are a fan of darker styles you might find this one good for a hot summer day.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black as night with a tan head showing good retention and lacing. Rich roasted nuts on the nose. Balanced and light to medium bodied. This is a choice 10 times out of 10 over stuff like Guinness if I’m looking for a lighter bodied dark beer.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery. Pretty in your face for 5%. Resembles more stout than lager. Flavorful but drinkable...session beer at its finest. Not bad...