SSSteve (3633) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. black with small tan head. nougaty, sweet, milk chocolate aroma. flavors of roasted malt and some milk chocolate. hints of caramel. lightish body and somewhat dry for the style.
nuplastikk (4089) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. This is one of the first few beers I really liked. I imagine it has changed considerably in ingredient quality and character in the decade since then...but maybe I’m mistaken. Deepish brown-amber body. Thin but steady beige head. Kind of weak on the chocolate malt, you almost get amber tones. I used to really enjoy this beer, but it just a medium bodied mediocrity these days.
revolution2718 (134) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very dark. Well balanced tending malty, not overly complex but not unpalatable.
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mtdewa1 (211) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black pour, medium head. Little lacing. Earthy malted aroma. Taste of roasted malts, caramel and pine. Easy to drink, watery mouthful.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6/24/2011: Saranac Black Forest (Bavarian Style Black Beer)... Aroma: Caramel notes, bread crust, earthy hops evident. Appearance: Beautiful auburn (red-brown) color with a motled dark beige head that slowly collapses. Flavor: European maltiness with a good balance between some dark maple syrup sweetness and a mild spicy and earthy hop flavor and bitterness; dry Pils-like quality with more malty sweetness and caramel notes behind it. Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth mellow; nice weight in the mouth; almost creamy texture. Overall: Pleasantly palatable beer with some sessionability to it.
12 fl. oz. bottle from Kroger in Harrison, Ohio. Rating #843 for this beer.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black with a medium sized beige head. Sweet plum and a bit of oxidization on the nose over some dusty cocoa and roast. A touch thin, roast and cocoa, oxidization and papery malt. Just empty into the finish. Not a lot going on.
adamhorror (72) - USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black appearance with a one finger off white thick head. Aroma is a balance of light malt and hops. Taste is slightly sweet malt with a touch of bitter hops whichever balanced. Palate is light and a bit champagne like from the carbonation. A very easy to drink Schwarzbier.
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Mora2000 (5307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. Reddish-brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma and flavor have a lot of toffee and dark fruit notes, as well as some caramel and nuttiness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a pretty good black beer. It is dark in color as it should be, lacking in head a bit, and has a mild nose. The flavor is sweet, but mild and smooth with a subtle hop flavor. Worth a taste.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz served in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.
A - Pours a clear dark russet brown with a 1 finger mocha head that forms a tight bubbled cap. One long streak of horizontal lacing that looked like a skinny dinosaur.
S - Dark caramel malt, dried grain, cherry and berry fruit, lager yeast, fruit bread.
T - Roasted caramel malts, tangy sweetness, dried grass, chalky lager yeast, matches the nose, the cherry fruit is mixed in with the malt creating a fruit bread flavor, some hops wick away some of the sweetness. Finishes semi dry with compliments of fruit and slightly bitter and roasted malts.
M - Moderate carbonation, fuller body for the style, somewhat velvety but sticky at times, wet upfront but finishes semi dry.
Very fruity for the style. Had a nice roundness of roast and bitter to battle the sweetness. Decent mouthfeel too. Not bad. Not something I would seek out but I’m glad I had a chance to try this out.
Serving type: bottle