jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle picked up at BW due to the reputation of Sprecher. Pours a deep, dark color with a good tan head. Looks good after the pour. Aroma smells similar to a stout: chocolate, roasted malts, some coffee hints, as it warms has a burnt hickory smell. And the taste is very good, smooth and slightly sweet up front, and then a warm and light bitterness at the end. This is a good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mikedevilsfan (134) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
faint smell of mushrooms and must on the nose. Dark lager tastes smooth and has hints of coffee.
tderoeck (4504) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/VI/13 - 16Fl. Oz. bottle @ my parents’ place - BB: n/a (2013-547) Thanks to BelvidereIPA for the trade!
Clear dark brown beer, small beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: mocha, grains, chocolate, caramel, hay, lactose sugar. MF: soft carbon, medium body, creamy texture. Taste: mocha, roasted flavours, bit sweet, caramel, sourish, pretty sharp. Aftertaste: hoppy bitterness, coffee, caramel, some milk chocolate, bitter ending.
DrSilverworm (6300) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz bottle, shared with Dan. Code on botttle is "000038914FL930601237". Black color. Thin light brown head. Couple loose bits of lace. Medium-plus body. Lighter, lightly soft carbonation. Roast malts, light coffee. Light bitter taste, moderate sweet in the finish. Dan says some burnt bread. Solid schwarzbier, but still just alright for me. .. Wish it was more bitter, maybe.. Got a bit sweet in the end
EricTeusink (679) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Was surprised when this beer popped on the shelf of a local store. I had only ever seen the ginger ales in Atlanta. Knowing the reputation of this beer, I was quick to grab it. Pours black with whitish tan head. The scent has a faint hint of chocolate. The taste is just slightly sweet with a refreshing bitter bite showing up on the back end. Bottle - Intown Market Grant Park - Atlanta, GA
kaser (2624) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had a draft of this one at Mars Cheese Castle. Black pour with tan head. Sweet and chocolate taste. Oily. Slight hops and bitterness. Very good and never knew I like this style
jmcgavin12 (486) - Madison, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark black with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt with a bit of hoppy hints. Chocolate, coffee, and caramel also dominate. Balanced sweet taste with a bit of a bitter finish make for an overall very enjoyable beer
crajun (951) - , Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
from trade with umich03jm. nice dark pour. aroma of malt, nuts and cocoa nibs. taste is similar - very smooth; 3 on palate but outside of that this is a semi porter - soft carbonation. good stuff; thanks Jason!
SSSteve (3755) - - MAY 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. near black, ruby highlights, clear, small tan head. chocolate and nougaty, tootsie roll aroma. intense, robust flavor with lots of chocolate, cocoa, caramel. medium to full, smooth lager body.
Fritz123 (964) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Sybarite Pig. American pint glass. Deep brown pour, opaque. Tan thick head. Very aggressive aroma of chocolate, coffee, and deep roasted malts. The taste is complex with coffee dominant, chocolate, caramel, roasted malts and nuts. Mouth is very smooth with a creamy finish. Aftertaste is sweet and slight bitter like coffee.