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 Saranacís best. This does the best to balance what I call the ísaranac tasteí with a body to match it. Itís worth a shot if youíve tried other Saranac offerings and have wanted just a *little* bit more.
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned from 99 Cent Only. Sweet up front with a mild roasty flavor to it. Some black licorice with a little bit of hop flavor in the finish. Pretty good and clean. Somewhat mild, but a good old school gateway beer.
MarkSachon (949) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. Tastes nice, with a hint of charcoal and black leaf tobacco. A nice addition to the Saranac family.
gopherfan99 (1261) - Minnesota, USA - 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 (2617) - 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 (715) - 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 (223) - 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 (6258) - McLean/Jackson Hole, 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 (4989) - 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).