jfb (4853) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) deep brown-black colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of heavy vanilla, brown sugar and some fudge, quite oxidized, with a hint of roasted malts. flavour is more of the same, milk chocolate and roasted malts, rather alcoholic and again quite oxidized, with a pronounced lemony tartness in the dry finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (14283) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Mother Kelly’s during RBESG ’14, from the Kernel Rot Box, 08/08/14.
Light black with a moderate tan swirl and edgeing.
Nose is light roast, faint must, cocoa, BA effect evident, dark toffee.
Taste comprises a mellow dark fruit rinse, light spice, cocoa rub, dark toffee fudge, bourbon notes, light woody tinge.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smei drying close.
Ok BA schwarz - if such a thing really exists!!
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBESG 2014. Dark almost black beer with a decent beige head. Woody vanilla aroma, caramel, cream, bourbon, biscuits, some licorice. Sweet malty licorice flavor, woody, bourbon, vanilla, raisins, figs, chocolate, some licorice. Maybe not a schwarzbier, but quite good.
Leighton (15280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared during RBESG - taken from the Kernel RotBox. Pours brown with a creamy tan head. The nose is fu of ripe dark fruits, chocolate and caramel. Medium sweet flavor with some oxidation, light alcohol, rich bread, sugary chocolate, ripe cherries. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary dark malt finish with mild alcohol warmth, milk chocolate, mild earth, dark ripe berries. Fair.
mR_fr0g (6484) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from kernel rot box. Caramel coloured beer. Aroma is cola, oak , vanilla, harsh alcohol. Flavour is tart apple raspberry brown malt, sugars, bourbon oak. Palate is tart, semi sweet. A bit harsh overall.
Niall73 (2291) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at rbesg. Pours a dark reddy brown with an off white head. Big figgy sticky dark fruit aroma. Light to medium body. Rummy with dark fruit, light coffee, a little choc, light treacle... Nice.
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paintedmaple (605) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap...this Schwarzbier is amazingly smooth and silky with incredible depth of flavor and has a clean crisp finish. The barrel aging gave this a ’fine wine’ type of character that was outstanding.
ColovianTrader (450) - - MAY 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth bourbon balanced with unsweetened chocolate. Dark fruits, light tartness. Caramelized candy and slightly boozy finish. Awesome and unique brew.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Bottle: Dark brown, looks a little thin with a head that forms seconds after I’m finished pouring; big-bubbled, creamy, & tan. Lovely, robust aroma with a huge barrel presence. Bourbon, heavy sweet vanilla, wood, toasted nuts, roasted malts, hints of dry chocolate, dark & bittersweet. Lots of bourbon on the palate, too, reminds me a bit of whiskey. Mix of cola, wood, roast, & a vanilla presence that’s much lighter than it was in the aroma. Mid-palate brings semisweet chocolate that lingers into the aftertaste with the bourbon. Definitely a tasty little bourbon beer.
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. near black with small head. bourbon aged beers don’t always work for me, but in this case, it really works well. very tasty and smooth with considerable depth.