jpfisher99 (16) - Troy, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice beer -- probably Saranac’s best. This does the best to balance what I call the ’saranac taste’ with a body to match it. It’s worth a shot if you’ve tried other Saranac offerings and have wanted just a *little* bit more.
gopherfan99 (1236) - CROATIA - MAR 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; pours cola brown with a tan head; has a chocolate aroma with some dark fruits and roasted malt; taste is chocolate and dark fruits; finish is sweet; probably would be better but it is a bit watery
Iznogud (1967) - CROATIA - MAR 18, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 355 ml from Pivoteka, Zagreb. shared with JFK10000. Pours brown with medium beige head. Roasted malts, caramel. breadish notes, sweetish. Light and bit bland.
S_Side_Smitty (687) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours cola brown with a medium light tan head. Aroma is caramel, deep malts and something slightly buscuity. Taste is not that heavy with some caramel sweetness and some easy pilsener bitterness. The malts kinda round it all out. Easy to drink schwarzbier, but not super complex.
deving17 (8) - - JAN 2, 2016 does not count
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Alcohol, earthy, barnyard, tasteless, very dark, light, delicious, black, drinkable, lovely
kirk36 (214) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chewy first taste. A bears ass for sure. It's a bit watery, but true to the label it's not too malty. No after taste. No memory to encourage a repeat.
---Rat via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Iphonephan (5658) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 12 oz bottle in Big Moose Lake. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Toffee aroma. Flavors of caramel and toast. Roast finish.
BozzBoyer (39) - New York, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Brown with Amber/Ruby Light. Aroma: Stone Fruit, Dark Esters, Raisin, Malt. Taste: Raisin, Plum, Hard Prune, Very Mild Apricot, Altbier Reminiscent.
Overall: Very good German dark beer. Veeeery German.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Marko (4710) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 26, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
At the Loop Hotel with Hrabren, visnja666v and Goran (thanks guys!).
. Blackish, extremely dark amber really. Dull sweet aroma, raisins. Light, light creamy, raisiny taste, more sweet than dry. Vague soapy notes, pollen. This is awful for a Schwarzbier and just an average Dunkel, below average even. There is ABSOLUTELY NO reason to import it here. Useless and way too expensive (again, here).
hrabren (644) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 25, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33 at Loop hotel, Folka. Dark brown with small head. Raisin, malts, dry figs, maybe some chocolate, caramel. Light body, roasty bitterness, malty taste. Watery. Not good.
oldfatguy (1) - - JUN 27, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Do yourself a favor and drink 2 before rating, the initial taste will throw you off , but it delivers a decent mouth feel and taste.