daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice dark brown pour wtih a small tan head. Aroma is quite nice. I got some roasted malt, coffee, some hops and a bit of yeast. Flavor is very roasty and has some dark bitter chocolate. A really nice hop finish. This would be a GREAT session beer. well crafted indeed.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Thinkin’ ‘Bout Thirteen Hours O’ Drinkin’ (tew man wrecking crew)... Pitch black lager with a small, creamy, beige head. Terrific retention. Acrid coffee and cocoa with nutty notes and a whisper of smoke comprise the aroma. Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. Tips just slightly onto the bitter side of balance. Moderate acidity. Lengthy, acrid, charcoal finish. Kudos to mgumby10 for sharing the bottle!
adnielsen (10475) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Argonaut Denver. Pours a deep brown/black appearance with a fluffy, dark brown head. Very roasty, charred malty, a touch smoky, coffee, mild chocolate, a bit herbal aroma. Dark fruity, burnt malty, chocolate, caramelized sugary flavor that’s a bit thin on the finish. Fairly light bodied. Solid but not overwhelmingly good for the style
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a medium sized beige head. Aroma had fairly hard roasted malt, liquerice, coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor had hard roasted malt, dark chocolate, liquerice and dark chocolate. Finished sweet and roasted.
Stuu666 (10285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is caramel, chocolate, toffee, taste is similar, light smoke, roasted.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pitch black. Roasty, turf, smokey, coffee aroma. Good mouthfee. The flavour is very pleasant with roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, good bitterness, smoke and and well lasting roasty coffee bitter finish.
rosenbergh (10204) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
660 ml bottle. Finland.
Black colour with small tan head.
Roasted malt, liquorice, bitter hops and some coffee in stout/porter like aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, liquorice, some chocolate and bitter hops in flavour. Quite heavy for a Schwarzbier.
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at de molen tasting. Dark brown, almost black pour with a ring tan head. Aroma is strong burnt malts, a little chocolate. Flavour dominated by burnt malt, some whiskey, chocolate, toffee, and medium bitterness. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber courtesy of SuzyGreenberg. Pours nearly pitch black with a thin, creamy tan head that has little retention and lacing. Aroma is subtle. Light black cherries, beautiful chocolate ganache, mocha, molassessome campfire. Taste is iced coffee, some alpha hop bitterness, fairly dry. Bit of an oily mouthfeel. Rich, easy to drink.
slowrunner77 (9937) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 near black in appearance. smooth and very drinkable. lots of roasty malts and just enough hops to notice. nice lager. it’s a toss up between this and hot rocks.