sawbuck (626) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet roasted malt on the nose. Some toffee and licorice as well. Ebony color with a tan head with some staying power. Rich sweet malt up front. Notes of smoky roasted malt. Very reminiscent of a porter. Bitterness is light and barely cuts out sweetness. Finish is a long echo of the sweet malt, with some notes of dark chocolate. Not bad.
JDBaker11058 (1915) - Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
appearance: seemed black; half a finger of light beige foam, shrinking to a creamy collar and cap. aroma: chocolate, cocoa powder, burnt toast, and coffee. taste: chocolate, toast, caramel and cereal, with a nice bit of earthy, lightly bitter hops. finish: really smooth, a little roasty, but with just enough hops and carb to keep things feeling light. notes: Lot of body to this schwarzbier. Roasty and smooth, but still somehow felt light enough to be almost refreshing. One of the best schwarzbiers I’ve had. Can from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia.
crossovert (11198) - Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
355ml can. This is an odd schwartzbier. Its watery but malty. Cocoa notes, seems off-style.
voyageurmike (271) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served in pilsner glass at Schlafly Bottleworks. Mahogany with thin rim of brown foam, full bodied and creamy. Caramel malt flavor, very nice malt finish.
jsquire (4123) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany color out of the can with a fluffy off white head. Burnt sugar and roasted grain nose. Caramel sweetness with some fruit, burnt sugar, and wet toast in the finish.
Steverus0 (259) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours charcoal black with limited head.
Aroma with slight hoppy bitterness, chocolate and caramel.
Thickly caramel on the palate with a sharp hoppy bite. Smoothly effervescent with medium body.
Sharp finish, but pleasant in its crispness.
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kraddel (5976) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours unclear , dark amberbrown . Smell is a bit sweet . Taste is rather sweet , ambermalts . Lageryeast . Easy drinkable beer .
Travlr (21202) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Meridian Pint. Clear deep dark brown, beige head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of candied caramel. Taste has sweet burnt toast. OK.
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at home. Pours brown with two fingers of off white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is slight burnt toast, some chocolate. Flavor follows and is slightly sweet. Finishes clean. Nice beer.
obguthr (5590) - 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.