swanmann (629) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’s cola brown with slight red tones and a few quick bubbles. Aromas of toffee and a bit of smokiness. Flavor is some more toffee, roasty bitterness, touch of caramel sweetness and a mild funky sourness in the finish. The body’s fairly light. The bitterness lingers just a hair. It’s a lot like Shiner Bock but a touch lighter.
kaser (3124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish pour from tap at finnigans in New Orleans. No head. Coffee nutty malty notes. Carmel just ok
kevinator (1060) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly not bad. I would definitely agree more with the Schwarzbier classification than the black Kolsch label the brewery gives it. However, it does have a lighter palate than the former. Aroma was not strong but of roasted malt. Dark brown color with white foamy head like the Schwarz style. Lighter palate with decent carbonation. Actually, it was smooth and easy to drink with Mexican food, so their goal was achieved. Roasted malt and nut flavors with a full finish. Not much hops bitterness.
RobertDale (3712) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Comes dark brown with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and smoke. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Thought more of a Brown Ale. Very drinkable.
RickTStiles (788) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours brown with a lasting white head and no lacing. roasted, nutty aroma. taste has notes of dark malt, and caramel. light, burnt finish.
doubelknv3 (995) - Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish-black with thin tan-off white head. Mild roast, coffee, and mild caramel aroma. Medium bodied, syrupy, malt sweet, mild sour-bitterness, and roast. Mild dryness.
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GIJOE (688) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This brew is basically somewhere between Negro Modelo and Newcastle Brown. Sweet, malty and totally not bad.
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yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 12oz. It pours a dark amber body, clear, and topped by a minimal sized light beige head leaving lacings. The aroma is roasted with some caramel and hints of bonfire. Some hoppy hints in the far back. It’s full to medium bodied, with a tad too much carbonation, semi-dry. It’s roasted and lightly burnt in the flavor, some hoppy hints and bitterness in the far back. A bit sweet in the finish. Overall, quite decent, but perhaps a bit sweet. 130828
Rocketman2013 (108) - Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: chocolate, floral, earthy. Appearance: brown, clear, frothy, tan foam. Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter. Palate: light body, thin feel, lively carbonation, malty finish.
ben4321 (4097) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Location: 12 oz bottle at a restaurant in Houston, 6/4/13
Aroma: The nose is light, with some malty notes, it leans toward the sweet side, with spice notes
Appearance: The pour is an amber color with an average sized, frothy head on it
Flavor: The taste is pretty similar to the nose, kinda sweet, a bit of hop, it works okay at best
Palate: The body is light-medium, and it has an alright, but not exciting mouthfeel to it
I wasn’t really that impressed by this one. It is kind of like a mediocre Amber. I wouldn’t rush back.