arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep brown almost black, thin almost tan head. Aroma has notes of roast, biscuit, burnt toast, and some caramel. Taste is bitter burnt malt, some biscuit and caramel sweet, and a roasted bitter finish. Good brew, balanced and tasty.
AndyReynolds (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to Bigmmartin. Pours a dark brown with a very thin mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts with notes of coffee and burnt toast. Palate is very chewy, but a little more carbonated than I expected. Flavor really brings out a nice roasted maltiness, finishing dry. Pretty impressive.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to nellie. poured deep ruby with an off white head. aroma was chocolate, bourbon, and fudge. flavor was chocolate, bourbon, and fudge also. body was slick with low carbonation. i am not sure why i got bourbon out of this, but i did.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle thanks to my friend in MI. Pours dark brown to black with a small, brown, fading head. Nose is roasted malts, fresh toasted breads, munich malts, chocolate, light caramel, coffee, and wood. Taste is breads, cereal, chocolate, nuts, toasted malts. Starts sweet then finishes bitter and slightly dry from the roast character but is very pleasant with some earthy hop flavor backing. Full bodied and smooth on the palate. no lace. no hop aroma. Good beer. I could easily mistake it for an American style porter.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle shared by maniac. Thanks! Pours a clear brown color with a medium frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, nutty notes, toasty notes, caramel and a fruity finish. The taste is bitter hops, nutty notes, lightly roasted malts, faint cherry and citrus. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with manny57 - Pours a dark brown color with a small light tan head. Very light lacing. Aroma is sweet toasted malt and spice. Flavor is lightly roasted malt, light coffee, and spice. Slight lingering roastiness in the finish. Medium body. A good beer. Thanks Ryan.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Ryan (Manny57). Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a minimal amount of head. Nice lacing. Some coffee smell and burnt wood. Some coffee taste, lots of smokey, woody flavor.
klingea1 (28) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours the darkest brown you can get before calling it black. Nice aroma of toasted malts. Toasty, nutty, lightly smokey flavor. A medium light body makes this a very drinkable beer.
nickd717 (3782) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to Spica66 on BA. Pours darkest brown with a nice lacey tan head. The aroma is great - roasty and coffeeish, pretty good. The flavor is very dry and charcoaly. Roast and coffee are big. A little coffee tartness on the finish even. Medium-bodied and dry with a good carbonation level. Great schwarzbier overall, very roasty and intense.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Nellie) Pours a black body with mahogany edges and thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, molasses, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, cocoa, light smoke, toasted grain, and nuts with a dry, bitter finish.