thirdeye11 (5481) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle thanks to Nellie) opaque deep brown with a ring of tan bubbles. Nose of brown sugar, coffee with cream and nuts. Taste of roasty sweet nuts, cream, mild smoke, and raisins with a creamy finish. Nice schwarzbier!
Sammer (1025) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by thirdeye11. Black pour. Aroma is rich roasted coffee. Taste is coffee, caramel and slightly creamy. Smooth finish, with some warmth. Good stuff.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, walnut colored pour with nutty roast aromas, flavors is thin, pecan shells, roast nuts
Nellie (349) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin beer, but black. Caramel and brown sugar. If i was to compare this to Xingu, I’d pick Xingu.
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. poured a deep brown almost black with ruby highlights. nose is roasted malts, licorice, vanilla, and slight chocolate. smooth on the palate, flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and a great finish.
jtclockwork (7900) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to wnoble. Pours black with creamy tan mocha head. Nose is licorice, chocolate and breads. Mouth feel is bready. Taste is chocolate malts and licorice.
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown/black pour with a tan head. Good alce left on the glass. Smooth taste. Coffee notes both in the taste and the aroma. Slight bitterness. Medium mouthfeel. Tasty but not something I woul search out for myself.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown pour with off white head. Nose is dark roasted caramely malt. Molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, and roasted notes throughout...some light and crisp lager notes. Very refreshing and repeatable...I’m impressed.
Ughsmash (7087) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a spotty cap of medium brown. The aroma reeked of deliciousness.. warm chocolates and molasses surrounded by sweeter mocha, vanilla, and a touch of caramel.. moderate roast throughout.. perfectly balanced. The flavor found more of the molasses and mocha at the semi-sweet, lightly-burnt core.. sweet milky chocolates, vanilla, and a touch of earthy husk around.. finished on the sweet side with a lovely complement of dry-roasted coffee bitterness. Medium-bodied at most, dry, and well-balanced on the palate.. this was one of the easiest-drinkin’ beers I’ve had in a while, and it somehow maintained tubs of character too! I’d love to have this on tap in the basement (seriously.. anybody with a hook-up, please let me know!).
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Graydon’s Crossing (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a near blackish pour, dark brown edges with a decent tannish head, almost chocolate milk with with decent film, laces ok. Aromas are black licorice, light roastiness, touch of sweet toffee malts, light creaminess. Initial is lighter bodied, a dash of dark licorice, light sweetness, very nice on the palate. A pleasant light black licorice, touch of caramel and creamy sweetness. Light floral hopping, very smoothed out and sessionable. Licorice lingers on the palate. A tasty flavorful schwarz with that extra licorice kick and roasty malts with sweeter cocoa. Tasty