peteinSD (1333) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Brian - thanks! Black pour with a quickly fading fizzle of a tan head. Aroma is roast, coffee, chocolate, and a bit of nuts like a brown ale. Taste has a nice roasted character with chocolate, hop bitterness, and darker raisin notes into the finish. Airy and coating mouthfeel. This is a great beer.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very dark brown with one finger tan head. smoke is the main flavor. otherwise a bit like a light porter. pretty dry.
Pailhead (4572) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, roast, and some dusty notes. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a two finger light brown head with decent retention. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, light caramel, and a hint of fruit. The finish has light-moderate roast and some light piney bitterness. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Skjold Burne. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, notes of smoke, caramel and hops.
goozen (2873) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,355ltr: Black/brown coloured brew with an taste of bitterish chocolate, nice Schwarzbier from Michigan.
Meilby (7189) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 355ml @ yngwie
Pours clear reddish dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes rosted malt, caramel and fruity hops. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a short caramel and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a nice beige head. Aroma is spicy malt, some burnt notes, hops and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, caramel, some sour notes, dark berries, bitterness and hints of peachy hops. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (13106) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A dense, two-finger dark beige head forms over reddish dark brown body. Nice lacings. Roasted, almost burnt aroma with a spiced and hoppy touch. Some dark berries too. It’s a bit too carbonated I think, medium to full-bodied and quite smooth. Lightly acidic, with roasted malts, dried fruits and a pleasant bitterness. Lasting finish with raisin notes and a good bitterness that lasts, of both the hoppy and roasted kind. Certainly a nice one, maybe not the most true to style schwarzbier, but good. 120324
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Frothy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate finish. Very roasted. Oily palate.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From notes. First reviewed 9/22/2011. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip. Thanks to Dunt for bringing this over.
Mahogany with transparent edges and a creamy tan cap that fades.
A little bit of bourbon, dark malts, molasses, and some chocolate.
The flavor is a little bit strange. The flavor is light - chocolate, molasses, dark unroasted malt, some bourbon. It finishes kind of watery.
Somehow this has a creamy feel but a watery body. Boozy in the back of my throat. Sticky.
This is all right at best. In terms of barrel aged beers, it does not stack up well, though.