Oakes (14884) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown body with a dark brown head. Rich chocolatey aromas with earthy African sugars and malted milk. Has a nice earthy chocolatey character and lots of bitterness. Not really a schwarzbier per se, but a different and very taste take on a black lager.
chrisv10 (14597) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ DØE Syd. Black with big brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel and nutty. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops, nutty, medium sweet, little smoke and a little bitter.
bhensonb (13731) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours quite black with a huge, foamy dark tan head. Smells like chocolate. Medium body plus with smooth carbonation. Flavor starts chocolate, then goes rather gritty, and almost smoky with coffee. It is much more bitter than not, and it has a really nifty mouthfeel in the finish. Wonder if I imagined the smoke. I think it’s pretty complex for a lager, and it drinks very easily. Bitter is starting to show up on the sides of my tongue, and other things are going on too. Good job from Rogue.
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that was mostly lasting and produced excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Standout drinkable brew.
FatPhil (13048) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap (CWAF2013, Sat)
Rich roasty aroma, a touch of coffee. Thick and smooth in the mouth, maybe oily. Brown tight head. Very rich and also highly drinkable. So full and flavoursome it comes over as a great US porter, rather than a great US schwarz. Pleasant hops give it some bite too. Yum.
argo0 (12924) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Medium tan head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, bittersweet chocolate/cocoa. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, bittersweet chocolate, some burnt, grassy, light sourness. Smooth medium body, low carbonation.
mcberko (12863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, wood, light licorice and light cocoa. Flavour is medium-bodied, with roasted notes, licorice and dark fruits - finishes with a red wine quality. Very nice indeed.
HenrikSoegaard (12810) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Nice roasted notes Moderate bitter wonderfull flavor. Very roasted. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Ratman197 (12810) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of charcoal, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, earthiness and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of charcoal, roasted malt, coffee, earthiness, bitter chocolate and a hint of pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of ilovedarkbeer) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, dirty socks, toasted grain, and chocolate. Flavor of heavy roasted malt, burnt grain, dark chocolate, pine, and earthiness with a dry, lingering moderately bitter finish. Nicely done!