JCB (3859) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks, Mike and Abbie! Nice to try another from Schlafly for sure. This is last yearís batch, so itís less dry and roasty than it should be when consumed fresh. But itís still a solid brew, with a hefty and well-carbonated body, a pleasantly mellowed chocolate nose. Mouthfeel a little thin, and this tends to accentuate the now papery flavors. But the choc is nice, and thereís just enough roasts still remaining.
esjaygee (3209) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep mahogany with a quickly fading tan crown. Aroma of caramel, toffee, nuts and mild chocolate. Taste of black licorice, anise, light chocolate, salt and over-roasted malt.
coolpop (1202) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours ruby brown with a small but dense tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, some chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, a bit of chocolate, low sweetness and bitterness. Nice, rich maltiness. Solid black lager.
ContemplateBeer (1176) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma has light roastiness, a little chocolate, apple and red grape. Appearance is dark ruby brown with bone head. Flavor has some of the light roast, but with a pleasant fruit backbone; thereís a little chocolate in there, too, but not too much. Palate is very bubbly. A really well made Schwarzbier from one of the most consistent breweries, IMO.
rondphoto (1014) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark amber with a light ring head and spiderweb lacing. The taste is a roasted caramel malt that leaves an oily coating on the tongue and roof of the mouth. There is a bitter toffee in a short-lived finish. The possibilities are far greater than the payoff, but hey...its only 5% abv.
bluejacket74 (1012) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle, bottled on 12/9/2011. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a mahogany brown color with about a half inch off-white head. Both the head retention and lacing are decent enough. The brew smells like roasted and bready malt, coffee, nuts and some chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, but thereís the addition of some caramel and a bit of an earthy flavor. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, itís a bit creamy and goes down easy. I think itís a solid brew overall. Iíd buy this one again, hopefully a fresher bottle next time around. Still, even now itís worth a try at $1.75 for a single bottle. Purchased at Party Town, Florence, KY.
wlajwl (2984) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malts and grains, with a hint of grit. The flavor is malty, also having an undertone of caramel and coffee and a slight grittiness. Decent black lager, could of done without the grittiness though.
michael-pollack (4962) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz. Bottle: Got in trade from Phaleslu; THANKS Peter! Aroma of malt, roasting, nuts, grain, and slight chocolate. Poured deep copper/brown in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, light chocolate, nuts, light hops, slight caramel, and some lager yeast. Medium body. Lightly dry Texture. Average carbonation. Malt, roast, nut, chocolate, light hop, slight caramel finish is dry.
Bif (1052) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle- Pours a very deep mahogany color with a nice tan head that fades slowly to lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some nuts, and a bit of chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt and some nuttiness with a bit of chocolate sweetness. A nice bitterness throughout and a dry finish. Fairly medium body, smooth with a somewhat creamy texture. Very nice balance. Very enjoyable offering. Not an overpowering beer, but still a beer with lots of character compared to other of this style I have tried. Well worth checking out.
fiercepanda (357) - Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep red beer with a small tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, and dried fruit. The flavor is roasted malt, yeast, and grainy.