czar (4280) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours clear light brown with a light beige head, some retention. caramel, fruitiness, spices, bit of nuts, hint of sweetness, some coffee berries, dried molasses, treacled caramel. average carbonation, light body - never watery, short grassy-peppery finish. not reinventing - true to style - well executed. nice balance and dry crisp mouthfeel. quenching.
newguy88 (1) - - JUN 4, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A run of the mill beer. Somewhat dark bland and entirely forgettable beer with woody undertones. So par for the course from Saranac.
Scrapersnbeer (1467) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty malt with some hints of licorice and rooty spices. Reddish black pour, like a cherry soda maybe. Sweet taste like black coffee with brown sugar. Body is on the lighter, stiller side. For better or worse, a beer the brewer is known for.
hfmejias (703) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours black (cola like) with a thick beige head that leaves lots of lacing. Not much on the nose, mostly caramel notes/roasted malts. Taste is sweet caramel, roasty tones, perhaps a bit watery although it does has a slight bitterness towards the end. Easy drinker... OK beer.
jmcgavin12 (486) - Madison, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark red with frothy head. Aroma is full of caramel and sweet roasted malts. The taste is very sweet with a bit of a sick;ly sweet finish. I have always been a fan of this beer but I can see how others wouldn’t enjoy the sweetness of the beer.
paulvanpelt (330) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bijna zwart bier met rode gloed. Niet veel schuim. Aroma van geroosterd mout, caramel, bessen, framboos. Smaak is prima, maar verdwijnt snel. Waterig, geen body.
Leafs93 (1668) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a medium tan head that quickly dissipated. Aroma is roast, peat, smoke and caramel. Taste is sweet with some light bitters. Medium bodied, smooth. Better then it’s rated, solid schwarz
tbopslt (346) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black pour. Little aroma. Head does not linger. Not as bitter as color would make you think. Actually not bad and drinkable for a dark beer.
Cunningham (4438) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black as the night with a small beige head. Some lacing
Aroma: Dominating roasted malt.
Palate: Medium body. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Roasted malt, chocolate and light fruity.
Overall impression: A pretty nice schwarzbier.
Personal stats: Bottle from Systembolaget in Uddevalla, Sweden.
ipahead24 (8) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A pretty weak beer it is indeed. A nice two finger tan head when poured into a pint glass. Almost black,very dark brown beer. Lacing evident after drinking half of the glass. Not much aroma. Fizzy on the tongue, but shortly after it’s pretty soft and thin, no lasting tastes. An ok beer.