Nate (4186) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bomber. Black strap molasses, light coffee and smoke, with some acidict tang and burnt malt. Roasted barley, dark chocolate. Dark, dark black with thin foamy dark brown lacing head. Medium-heavy watery body with medium carbonation. Starts with some malt sweetness, molasses, chocolate, and mild burnt coffee. Acidic tang from carbonation and black malt bitterness. Medium bitter hop finish, with some deep roasted bitterness, too. Thick bitter coating on the tongue at the finish into the aftertaste, but countered by just a bit of residual sweetness. Big flavor on this, but over the top. Would pair well with some food.
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Syrup! It poured like syrup! BLACK Syrup! Black as the Ace of Spades Blaack. With a brown mead that was nice! It reduced to a pretty lace. Dark malty flavors thruout, Mild bitterness. Good aftertaste taht is pleasing.
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared by the Danker. Pours very dark brown, opaque, with almost no head. Aromas of soy sauce, cocoa, piney hops, chocolate, and plums and raisins. Flavor is smoky oak, sour cocoa, coffee, and dark fruit. Smooth and creamy with low/medium carbonation. Nice one; this would go well with sushi...maybe some unagi. Thanks Dane!
Butters (4043) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally, a rogue beer that is worth the goddamn pricetag. Beautiful near black pour with garnet highlights and creamy big brown head. Nose is a little on the weak side, but munich malts and toast and somewhat marzen character. Flavor is nutty, and biscuit, and dark roasty, but with a fair amount of spicy hop balance. Lingering astringency, but pleasant. Nice schwarz.
Mjollnir (397) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle. Pours opaque black with a small dark tan head that quickly settles to a ring. Aromas of malt, roast, chocolate, nuts, and something slightly savoury. Mild malty sweetness, mild bitterness, slightly roasty, some chocolate. Light-medium bodied, average carbonation, very creamy fairly dry with a lingering roasty finish.
wlajwl (5775) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather off for a Schwarzbier, tastes far too much like a porter, not a bad thing at all, just does not taste like a Schwarzbier.
weihenweizen (3132) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2012 On tap at Pies and Pints. Pours black with big light frothy brown head. Taste is malty sweet, chocolate, some coffee, and finishes a little bitter.
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with medium tan head. A nice strong aroma of chocolate, roast and coffee.
A big dark roast flavor with a mild dry hop / chocolate finish. A big bold body.
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, dark brown head. Aroma is roastiness, hoppy spiciness. Flavor is chocolate and roasty. Round spry carbonation.
Eructoblaster (3842) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Mondial de la Bière (Montréal). Opaque black body with a thin beige foamy head and low carbonation. Wonderful, complex malty/hoppy aroma with roasted coffee and chocolate hints. Taste is well balanced. It carries grainy and coffeeish notes. Ends with a good bitter/roasty finish. Well done!