teromous (119) - - AUG 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Black body with a gorgeous creamy light tan head. It leaves some lacing on the glass.
Aroma: Earthy and but predominantly spicy noble hop scent. I pick up a hint of caramel in the background as well. The scent of this beer isnít that strong, so I really have to get my nose close to it to draw out the aromas.
Taste: Light roasted flavor, a bit of charcoal but only a light bitterness at the back of the tongue. The bitterness does linger though. Some of the hops come through as a bit spicy and it does a good job of increasing the richness of the beer.
Palate: The beer has a fairly strong presence on the palate without being heavy. Itís like eating a piece of steak with a well-crusted exterior. It finishes medium-dry leaving just a touch of softness after a sip. It does have a bit more of a sweeter mouthfeel than I would want.
Overall: I think this is a good beer. It has a good balance of roasted flavor and hop spice to make it well worth drinking. It is a very clean beer, having only flavors that I would expect.
cards04 (2158) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer. Aromas are bubblegum and coffee. Flavors are toasty and coffee driven. A nice schwarzbier.
kambei70 (759) - - AUG 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thick, creamy khaki/tan head. Aroma is lots of malt with caramel and coffee. Taste is all about the malt. Caramel, roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate and some green, grassy/floral hop flavor. Has a nice, light sweet taste that is balanced by the coffee bitterness. A light medium, slightly slick mouthfeel.
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jeremyh70 (864) - Missouri, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque dark brown with a big khaki head that settles to a dollop with nice thick lacing. Aroma is savory and sweet with molasses, light chocolate, smoke, roast and umami. Taste is similar with the molasses sweetness and mild chocolate that gives way to the savory and woody campfire smoke. Roasted malt and charred flavors also add some bitterness. Finishes with some savory and charred bitter character. Mouthfeel is semi creamy with a light/medium body and low carbontion. Really nice rich flavors that dont overwhelm. Lighter body helps to make the beer drinkable while the flavors make it seem more substantial. Well crafted. Would be great with food.
tricyclist (1024) - Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As far as schwarzbiers go, this is pretty decent. Fully roasted nose as expected with moderate burnt coffee notes. Drinks similar with a slight sweetness to the finish. I dig it for sure. Lighter medium body but totally drinkable.
bigben873 (153) - Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black, medium head, ultra smooth with malty coffee backdrop. The beer is a couple years old and very nicely aged.
RussianDragon (574) - - JUN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown/near black with light passing as light brown hues. Head leaves slight lacing. Aroma is malt and cereal, and a hint of roast complexity. Flavor is slightly bitter chocolate, with a touch of molasses. Nice.
Beerenberger (1563) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Roasted meat, sweet fruit, with hints of chocolate and carmel fill the nose. A mostly black pour with a quickly disappearing tan head and no lacing. The palate finds roasted malts, pears, smokey notes, and hints of grain and coffee in the finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. In conclusion, a very nice and tasty Schwarzbier.
Bierkrug (2132) - - MAR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle in Pompano Beach FL. Pours a Black color with a ruby hue. Has a fine dark tan head. Aroma is coal, coffee and bread. Taste is mellow and clear but like the aroma. Palate is smooth. If you were to tell be that this was a new beer in Franken Germany I would have believed you. But to see a US brewery make one like this is unheard of. Fantastic effort and a Great Schwarzbier!!!!!
boxofrane (2347) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at liberty union. Pours deep mahogany with a medium sized brown head. The aroma has a big caramel and coffee blend. The taste is sweet coffee, a bit of caramel and a bit of chocolate. Very nice lager.