obguthr (4073) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Buttered toast nose, very buttery, very toasty. Clear garnet brown, medium tan head, little retention, fair lacing. Toast, walnuts, cola, a little butter. Lightly sweet, finishes drier. Light body.
AbbeyRoade (399) - Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good for Schlafly! A nice caramelly, malty lager that has a good body to it and good carbonation. Solid brew.
guzzler67 (1526) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black appearance with an average size, fast fading, beige head and light lacing. Moderately sweet toasted malt aroma. Earthy, modestly hopped flavor with notes of semi sweet chocolate and a bit of dark fruit. Medium-to-light bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel and an average length finish.
boxofrane (2253) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Total Wine. Pours cola brown with a small tan head that dissipates rather quickly The aroma has some light roasted malt, a tiny bit of a chocolate or espresso in the distance. The taste is a bit of roasted malt, a bit of a dark chocolate, pretty light and refreshing. Fairly solid offering.
jgb9348 (4843) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brown body with a cloudy, muddy glow at the bottom. Nice dense two centimetre tall light brown coloured head, as well. Aroma of rich nutty and earthy malt with a hint of brown sugar, cardboard and toffee also noticeable, but a fairly mild scent throughout. Light-bodied; Very mild earthy and nutty flavour with some toffee, caramel, hazelnuts, peanuts and a splash of milk at the end. Aftertaste shows a very light malt note and some nutty sweetness, and that’s it - very subdued and not showing much at all, especially complexity. Overall, a decent beer that is very easy to drink, but doesn’t show much in the way of flavours or style - it’s just a very mild schwartz with not enough complexity or depth. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Whole Foods in Arlington (Clarendon), Virginia on 09-March-2014 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 29-May-2014.
Chudwick (2207) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can into a plastic cup. Toast and with a slight hop finish. Fairly neutral but very drinkable. Lot of sportsing going on here at Florence Freedom. Late chocolate presence.
novice101 (308) - - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a great beer and I wish I could have had more, pours black with some light coming through the edges. Smells really good, very sweet with some chocolate and coffee, taste is great loads of chocolate/coffee/caramel but very light, could drink a whole 6er
queenholly (3014) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can with a stupid tab that broke off. Light roasty chocolate malt aroma. Clear deep mahogany with a large creamy beige head. Light chalky cocoa, slightly roasty malt, and slightly tannic flavor. Light body, average carbonation, dry finish.
574deadzone (1088) - North Central, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber to brown, if not quite black, with a fair khaki head that settles to a thick ring and leaves some nice hanging, fluffy lace. Nose involves some clean lager yeast, some dark fruit, raisin and prune, some toast. Some sweet, fair bitter, a bit tart. Medium-light body, pretty active, a bit slippery, with a lengthy fruity and toasty bitter finish. Pretty tasty, definitely sessionable, nice character.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Beer Run. Pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roast, nuts, caramel. The taste is stone fruits, nuts, mild chocolate, mild hops. Medium bodied, high carbonation, refreshing.