douglas88 (5463) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another awesome beer shared by Timbo! Pours a pure black color with a large brown head. The aroma is sweet chocolates, some hops for sure, caramel and toasted malts. The flavor is a really well-made Schwarzbier; chocolates, rich earthy malts, caramel, very flavorful. I could drink a ton of these.
jtw (1074) - farmington, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
out of the white-labeled and white-capped bottle comes a black beer, not stout opaque but certainly porter black. tiny barely mentionable beige head circles atop, and clean caramel and burnt sugars float around in the aroma with classic schwarz lager yeast. molasses and slightly green balanced finish; neither cloying nor dry and no perceptible alcohol heat. an uncommon style to take to market, but it’s sweet and clean enough to appeal. pricier at $11 a sixer, but an enjoyable beer nonetheless.
deyholla (5844) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma has notes of dark grains with some roast and a bit of caramel. Flavor is full of dark grains and caramel with a bit of a roasted kick towards the finish.
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty average beer to me. One of my favorite style,s but this one just has all of the typical features of the style without anythin being wonderful. Slight head, nice dark color, a static, carmel malt profile without much depth.
Beerman6686 (3719) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a black as night color with a beige head. Aroma was grassy hops, some lightly toasted malt, and some other things. Flavor was light bodied toasted malts, very light chocolate, and light german grassy hops. Typical Schwartz but nothing special.
milewide (1363) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty black color is this beer’s only claim to fame. Bland!!! No tastes or aromas that are worth describing. No hops anywhere. Thin body and head.
HonkeyBra (3057) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown pour -- almost black. Very subtle tan head. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, light roast. Some dark fruits. Flavor of licorice, dark chocolate, oreos. I detect a bit of creaminess which makes this taste like an ice cream sandwich. Really delicious. Full mouthfeel, thick texture, nice carbonation. Finishes with chocolate wafers. Easily my fav schwarz ever.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Best schwartzbier I’ve had. Porteresque. Black pour with beige head. no infection here. Was worried considering all their problems as of late. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate, grass. Rich flavor. Bitter, dry chocolate. Coffee, roasted malt. Like a Porter or dry stout. Nicely done
Strykzone (4383) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Schlafly Repeal. Enjoyed with Vyvvy and Terminus. A very nice black lager with some fun stuff going on. Gobs of roasted accents reign supreme. A bit of smoke. A great looking beer and one that has some ornery attitude to it. Very enjoyable and a fun beer to sample.
Terminus (3084) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - APR 25, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap at repeal prohibition festival at Schalfly in Maplewood, MO. probably my favorate beer of the festival for sure! pours deep brown/mahogony hue in the light with a soapy beige head. very nice looking beer! chocolate, nuts (almonds) with a hint of vanilla and roast on the nose. flavors of dark chocolate dominate along with roast, char, and nutty notes. slightly chalky feel on the palate, but that didnt detract-pretty common for this style. Very nise for the style-better than Black Bavarian and reminds me alot of Rio Salado’s version way back when it was around. i dig it!