Sregnar35 (952) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 27, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Mahars. Dissapointing for the style. Not nearly enough body and the flavor wasn’t very strong.
BiddleBrau (913) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black, opaque with tan head. Chocolate and coffee in the nose. Roasty, dry chocolate flavors balances well with hop flavor and bitterness. Has a nice creamy palate. Super tasty. On tap at The Shep’.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This seemed like an attempt to cross a porter with a pale ale. Pours black and my nose was hit with coffee and bread. The taste is of roasted malt but then the hops kick in for that nice bitterness. It was quite tasty.
Tejas (860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught > Flying Saucer. Ehh, not bad. This is pretty hoppy but not IPA hoppy. Reminds me of a ESB more than a schwarzbier. I wonder if the description above is correct?
closey22 (776) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On dreaft at Monk’s in Phily. Called Rogue Anniversary Black Brutal "Bitter". Reddish brown w/very think foamy head; aroma is hoppy w/ hint of sweetness; hops dominate the flavor but there are some roasty and sweet notes; the palate is think and creamy; finish is dry/hoppy.
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2008 On tap at the Drafting room. Strong aroma of roasted coffee. Very thick mouthfeel, deep malty flavor.
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - FEB 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured amber with a white head. Aroma of hops. Not much to smell. Damn did this thing finish bitter. Some hops, citrus, and fruit. Rather sweet, but finished bitter.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Brew Kettle. Darkest brown appearance. Strong flavors of roasted malts and hints of licorice, with an assertively bitter finish. Does not pair well with wasabi mustard.
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured amber with a white head. Aroma of pine. Some chocolate and citrus flavors. Different.
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, nice tan head. Some decent hops in the aroma, coupled with a solid array of sweet, malty notes. Flavor is a nice combination of sweet and bitter. Good hop presence, interestingly paired with a solid chocolate/roasted malt character. Not sure that this is a Schwarzbier, but good regardless.