guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bit of a red edge to the dark brown appearance. A small head yields little lacing. Nice aroma of coffee from the roasted malts. Noticed more of the chocolate malts in the taste, especially after the second bottle. Lingering bitterness with a dry finish.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark ruby red color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas and tastes of roasted chocolate and coffee. Some caramel lurking in the background Nice light bitter bite. Not a bad beer.
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Say what you want about Sam Adams and Jim Koch, but I’ve never had a bad beer from them. This one pours deep ruby with aroma of malt, chocolate, corn flakes, some toffee. Tastes malty, with a solid chocolate syrup element and brown sugar. Nice complexity and balance. I like Schwarzbiers, and I like this.
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep sanguine red body, medium creamy light tan head. Bready, toasty aroma with notes of chocolate and earthy hops. Grainy, toasty body with chocolate and cheerios. A bit bockish, but on the lighter side, with no discernible alcohol. Creamy, soft body. This is a real success, and, dare I say it, could be a staple it my beerfridge (if I had one).
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown color, not as thick as a stout or porter, but nearly solid, thin tan head faded fast. Nice aroma of chocolates and roasted malts. Flavor was full bodied and complex, mixing the chocolates and malts with a little bit of hops. That added just a tad of bitterness to the aftertaste. The entire beer seemed to improve a little and become even more smooth as it warmed a little. Got this at Flood’s in Stroudsburg, Pa...they have a great selection there, but so far, I can’t find it in a store.
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice dark pour with decent looking lace coming from very little head...roasty aroma and flavor....much better when warm....not bad at all (12 oz bottle)
thegreenrooster (3089) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a almost black, more of a deep red. A huge foamy head is the first experience of this beer. Aroma is a roasted chocolate. Flavor is deep and roasty with a nice coffee aftertaste. I must say this is quite enjoyable.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a very good beer for the style. Nice and roasty, and really pretty close to German counterparts. Well done.
NDM84 (20) - Street, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just got these at work the other day, so I’m guessing they are pretty fresh. Brown/Ruby body, foamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate. Medium body. Slightly bitter. Although very enjoyable, just doesn’t excite me.
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear, mahogany lager with a medium-sized, khaki head. Good retention. Dark, roasted mash aroma with chocolate, coffee and buttermilk notes. Well-balanced flavor, but a bit thin. Lightly tart and very lightly bitter. Light-bodied and fizzy. Short, crisp, clean finish.