Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. First thing I notice is that I can smell this bad boy whilst poring it 2 feet away. Maybe a good sign? Smells like old hops ALOT od dust, and soil. Ultra dark purple body with a thin dense head. Taste-stale cheap coffee, mild roast, slight skunk, smooth mouthfeel, powdered chocolate. The chocolate is the most persuasive of all the flavors. A good representation of the style-too bad it is such a shitty style. Well done for what it is, I just am not fond of it.
alexanderj (3199) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a dark black/brown. Brown-white head; lingered for a while. Aroma was not strong, of malt. Flavor was subtle; not overly tasty. Mostly roasted malt. Ok.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours very dark mahogeny color with ruby red highlights and a nice creamy beige colored head. Aroma is pleasent roasted malt aroma with light smoke. Flavor is malty, bready, with a very decent amount of smokiness. A very good beer as far as being from Shiner.
hopscotch (8370) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft... Pre-GABF í06 at Falling Rock Tap House, Denver... Very dark chestnut body with a mid-sized, frothy, khaki-colored head. Good retention. Subtle aromas of chocolate and light diacetyl. Very thin chocolate and butterscotch flavor. Light-bodied and watery with pillow-soft carbonation. Watery finish.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark purplish red, then sits nearly black with a smallish fast head. Aroma seems unusually restrained with some caramelization, a little cocoa, and a metallic note that hints of hops. Flavor features quite a bit of smoke and roast malts. Doesnít really remind me of schwarzbier, more like an ordinary dark lager with smoke. Could be a good partner to certain foods, possibly pizza, or cured meats. Mouthfeel is medium to light, leading to a semi-dry finish. Hops simply not apparent.
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - OCT 2, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours a dark cola with a thin grayish head and lazy carbonation. Itís hard to pick up much of a scent at all, just a faint earthy smell. The taste is somewhat uneventful in complexity, only a somewhat lingeringly bitter chestnut and earthy taste throughout with a slightly metallic finish. Somewhat dry yet still silky to the mouth.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Near black with just a hint of chestnut highlights on the edges when held to the light. Dissipating tan head, leaving a thin lid of bubbles. Very light aromas of dark chocolate and mild caramel. Light sweet caramel start with a dark malt, roast to black malt flavor. Simple, yet strong enough flavors to pique my interest. A fall brew that one does not have to think too much about, yet can be enjoyed.
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black color with amber highlights. Thin moutfeel and appearance. Thin head. Not great for style - flavor is thin, mouthfeel watery and not so dark. However, I I just think of BEER when I drink and not Schwarzbier or Black Lager, it is really enjoyable. Malty flavor with just a kiss of hops and extremely clean finish. Really enjoy this beer for a beer but isnít that great of style. Finishes so clean you can drink it in Texas weather and not get bogged down. Would certainly buy again.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Billed as a schwarzbier, but to me itís more of a dunkel, which is a style that I dig. This beer has enough substance to keep me interested indeed. A good balance of sweet malt and spicy hops.
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is faintly roasty, lightly sweet, and kinda soapy, which im pretty sure is not from my glass. Nice roasty coffee smokiness in the taste, finishes with a mild sweetness and spicy hop presence. Medium mouthfeel with quite a bit of co2. Overall nothing special, but its worth a buy.