bluejacket74 (1177) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. Served in a pilsner glass, the beer pours a very dark brown color with about an inch and a half frothy brown head. Head retention is good, and there’s also a lot of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like burnt/charred and roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee and some hops noticable in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and is well carbonated. Drinkability is very good, it’s smooth and quite enjoyable to drink. I think this brew seems more like a robust porter than a schwarzbier, but I’m not complaining at all. I think this is a pretty good brew, it’s worth a try if you come across it.
mar (4590) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. pitch black pour with a khaki head. nice on the palate with a deep roasted malt flavor tagged with chocolate. roasty finish.
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
( 22oz bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer) Pours jet black with a thick creamy dark brown head and nice lacing. Nose of smokey wood, bbq, and coffee. Taste of coffee, roasted malt, dry cocoa, and bakers chocolate. Finish is a medium body, roasty, dry and lightly creamy. Nice solid beer.
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. Opaque black pour with a large foamy dark brown head. Aroma is nutshells, coffee, dark chocolate, ash, earth, and a bit of pepper. Flavor is earth, ash, coffee grounds, slightly bitter. Dry thin mouthfeel and short duration.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kegs & Barrels in Plano, TX. Pours a great looking jet black with a thick chocolate head. Aroma of rich dark roast and chocolate. Flavor is the same and has a lightly hopped background and finishes dry. Mouth feel is medium-heavy body with low carbonation. Overall, this is a Schwarzbier? Tasty none the less....
Cavie (3630) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of ilovedarkbeer. Dark brown color. Tan to brown head. Lots of lacing. Huge coffee smell. Lots of roasted spice and men’s cologne. Some pipe tobacco. Nice aroma. Taste is very dry upfront. Dry bitter malts with some roastyness. Small sweetness on the first taste that fades. Pretty good stuff.
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a huge roiling dark brown head. Sticky bubbles leave a mossy residue on the glass. Aroma of dark chocolate, light wood smoke, and black coffee. Flavor of dry dark chocolate, tangy smoke, and coffee porter malts. Didnt like this beer on the first taste, but it grew on me by the end of the glass.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to ilovedarkbeer. Black, imposing body with a ring of tan head. Aroma is very roasty, bitter-sweet chocolate and hints of some sweetness. Roast chocolate malt, day-old coffee and a hint of smoke (burnt malt?) dominate the initial flavors. Bitter chocolate, espresso and a light hop/coffee bitter, lengthy finish. Thin body.
Mora2000 (5304) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to ilovedarkbeer for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours dark brown to black with a large, mocha-colored head. The aroma is roasted malt and coffee. The flavor is bitter chocolate, burnt malt and coffee. The aftertaste is hop bitterness and burnt malt. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Dry finish. Overall, an interesting beer that doesn’t really fit the style for schwarzbier, but I am not sure what else to call it. A nice hybrid.
Trev (1819) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
black pour with a huge tan head.
Aroma is chocolate and lighter coffee and woody smoke.
Flavour is roasted malt, coffee and woody hop bitterness. Some bitter chocolate.