czar (7361) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours unclear light brown, orange tint, with a small light beige cap, minimal retention/lacing. sweetish and almost burnt caramel matliness, spicy berries, vegetal matter, touch of smoke, ashes, licorice, hot chocolate mix powder, chalky. light carbonation, light body - watery; balanced if not dry spicy finish. weak but not horrid macro schwarz.
AlfredReece92 (31) - Taylor, Arkansas, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
All I can really say is wow... I love the dark color and the off white head. The smell is kinda just bleh, same old same old, but the taste is where it’s at... This is definitely the best beer I’ve ever had, so glad I took the chance on buying. Highly recommended
raymow (1345) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled - not a bad attempt at all. Nice roasted malt flavor with some chocolate thrown in there. Good color. Not much aroma. Not bad.
LowBrau (114) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown with a tan head. Nose has roasted and chocolate notes. Dry with medium sourness, burnt aroma. Light bodied and fizzy. Slight sweetness emerges as it warms.
badhack (489) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Surprised this was a lager. Ale like, yeast, a nice porter like malt profile with a bit of darker malt as well. But still thin on the tongue like a porter. Slightly sweet. Dark cola pour.
patxa (204) - MEXICO - MAR 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surprisingly good for a mainstream beer. Tan, short head, light bodied, kind of flat. Nice liquorish aromas with smoked notes. Short, alcoholic palate.
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ordybill (1234) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a decent hop aroma.
Appearance- A black colored beer with a small tannish head.
Taste- Has a nice coffee, malt and oat flavor.
Palate- Alight bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a fairly dry finish.
Overall- An average Schwarzbier, I really love Spoetzel Brewing but this one didn’t drive me crazy.
Luvystypotables (1509) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild aroma of malt and smoke, pours a black colour with a thick foamy tan head. Seeet malt taste with a watery feel minimal carbonation and malt finish.
dukeandduke (218) - Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
3/1 - Bottle. Very light, will minimal aroma. Smooth dark pour, very light texture. Light taste and pour, very light and easy going down. Decent beer.
MetalNHopHead (1245) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2015
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Shiner 97 makes a good first impression. The cola-colored body and tan head are attractive. I liked the smells of soapy lager yeast and faint chocolate, too. It all falls apart after that. The taste is completely underwhelming. Watery, thin, and flat. Unfortunately, I’d need similar adjectives to describe the mouthfeel. Black Lagers should be rich and unique (after all, you don’t see too many of them). This one is bland and forgettable.