jfb (3431) - GERMANY - OCT 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) pours a clear deep brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of light anis, peppermint and fresh onions, milk chocolate and plums. flavour is mostly toasted malts and dark chocolate, with a hint of yeast, light anis and liquorice. watery body with soft carbonation.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2013. Pours a deep brownish black appearance with a light brown head. A bit burnt/smoky, roasty malty, chocolate, light coffee, herbal hoppy aroma. Burnt bready, light coffee, chocolate flavor. Reminds me of how much I can enjoy Schwarzbier, though this wasn’t world class by any means.
3fourths (7770) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at GABF 2013. Inky and oily charred malt without the astringency typically found in Americanized schwarz. Warm bread in an oven just turning from toasted to charred, a rich and enticing display of black malt without any huskiness. Fluffy carbonation on a lean and dry body. The minerality of this and other lagers from Red Rock seem appropriate for Bavaria.
EdInSaltLake (508) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty, lightly sweet, herbal hop aroma. Coffee/cocoa roasted malt flavor, balanced with sweet flavor. Subtle bread crust finish. A little herbal/fruity flavor.
Gription79 (2131) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the Fashion Place location. Black as the name implies. The beer has a solid roasty note, some sweet malts follow, and then a fruitiness that probably comes from the hops or yeast/fermentation. A nice beer.
bigrobman (20) - Knox-Vegas, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Cool Kat hidding in a silky black coat. You expect it to bust you in the lips with malt, but it walks gently into thy fair palate. malts are balanced well and taste clean clean clean. No wonder its neck is heavy with metals from competitions!
Sledutah (4066) - Utah, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub
Appearance: Dark brown with a small light tan head
Aroma: Toasted malts & nutty
Taste: Toasted malts, nuts and some chocolate
A decent beer.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught @ brewery. Deep brown color with a small but lasting cream-colored head. Toasted nuts, cocoa, and coffee both in flavor and aroma. Medium mouthfeel. Good beer.
douglas88 (5471) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown completely opaque color with a large beige head and some nice lacing. The aroma is light; some nutty, caramel goodness, light chocolate. The flavor is great; a rich roasted malt, some bitterness. sweet nutty and toasted flavors, caramel, earthy and rich. This version had a nice rich mouthfeel.
Skinnyviking (6287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. High creamy off-white long lasting head. Pitch black body. Sugary coffee caramel aroma. Light bitter coffee caramel flavor. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste.