Fatehunter (969) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Fairly dark, it is a schwarzbier afterall, but light still shines through. A slightly copper hue when it is held up to the light.
Hmm. A medicinal smell. Not pleasant or attractive.
I like the taste for it being a schwarzbier, but only because I usually do not like the sweet maltness of the German schwarzbiers that I have had. This does not have any sweetness to it, which I like.
The smell seemed to die off as I drank the glass so it was not as off-putting as the first few drinks were. The carbonation was annoying too. Still, I liked the taste.
harrymel (820) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best by Jan, 2012
A: Black, but able to get light through - resulting in dark drown tones. Central cap of off-white foam is also concentric on the edge.
S: Dry malts, slightest hint of smoke and wood. Maybe even a little bit of artificial grape.
T: Dry flavor, wet feeling. Weird dicotomy of experience here. There are some umami tones in this beer. A little bit of burnt pretzel.
M: Light and low carb - very interesting. Semi dry finish.
O: Not sure how I feel about this beer. A little empty for me.
Serving type: bottle
Salamiwami (31) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown color without much head. Deep malty flavors with hints of caramel. One of Sam Adamsí most underrated beers.
Beergeek23322 (1725) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/5/2011. 12 oz. bottle from a mixed case. Dark brown color with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with caramel and chocolate. Caramel flavors with spice and dark fruit. Light hoppy finish. Very good!
b3shine (3562) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to pint. Looks good for the style; cola with thin light beige head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes of dark malt and biscuit with a bit of roast and an average mouthfeel. Alright.
bigguns22 (531) - Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A new style for me that I will drink more of. Pour is black with a large tan head. Aroma is lite and pleasant with malt and a little coffee. Itís like a stout made for summer all the flavors in a great stout but litter.
Superman75 (179) - - OCT 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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SpongeRuiner (433) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another so so average beer from Sam Adams. Matching Beer Advocate rating. Donít remember it much.
jookos (1325) - FINLAND - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black. Good roasted, chocolate, nose with coffee in it. Thinnish body, but quite flavourful. Soft roasted malts, some chocolate. Overall a nice schwarz. Drinkable, nice. Has some bulkyness to it though.
toml219 (198) - California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance- Dark brown with a slight red tint. Nice tan head light lacing
Aroma- Clean roasted malty smell
T/P- dark dry roast flavor, slightly over carbonated. Somewhat heavy on the back end
Overall- Not bad, I would not turn it down if offered to me, and may buy again in a variety pack. I would not go out and search for a six pack of it.
fontjt (52) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 20, 2013
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma smells like cold coffee. Poured black. Taste is watery with a little roasted flavor in there. Not really that great.