bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, dark body with a frothy tan head. Nice lacing.
Huge chocolate, roast and coffee aromas dominate.
Wonderful full malty flavors. Slightly fruity.
The smoothest beer I've ever had. Ever!
drdisque (728) - Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the brewery. Aroma is faint roasted malt. Flavor is roasted water. Thin and lacking depth. Don’t get why people think this is good. Not a drainpour but not much more.
floydslip (309) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark reddish brown beer with a medium foamy tan head. Rich nose of cafe au lait, milk chocolate, and brown sugar. Flavor is even richer with the coffee flavors more on the bitter side and some black strap molasses coming through as well. With a high carbonation, this is more easy drinking than others with flavors as bold. Excellent beer.
RedSox2004 (1578) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with ruby highlights, solid one-finger head and moderate lace. Roasted coffee aroma with a touch of smoke and chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate powder, dark fruit, and smoke on the palate. Medium body, generous carbonation, very dry finish.
Lutz2jm (236) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted malt taste mild chocolate and coffee followed by a lingering almost smoke taste. Got better the warmer it got. A little bit to much co2. Good
Jrwhitney6 (426) - - FEB 25, 2016
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer of month club. Pours a dark brown with slight reddish tint. Not much of a nose. Taste is some cocoa, roasted malts - nice flavor, but much, much lighter than a stout. Really good schwarzbier.
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commonmac (901) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Saturday Shirt. Served in a pint glass. Dark brown to black in color. Tannish head. Strong roasted malt aroma. Some espresso and chocolate notes as well. Taste has some bittersweet chocolate elements and roasty, nutty characteristics. It has a pleasant, fuller mouthfeel. Very enjoyable beer overall. Probably a shining example of the style.
Beastwhite315 (27) - - DEC 22, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I found this beer to be a little smokey for my liking. Well balance of chocolate and roasted flavor.
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markas101 (2221) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, restaurant, Wisconsin Dells. Opaque brown. Sweet aroma, molasses and chocolate. Balanced flavour. More chocolate and mild hops. Very drinkable.
ads135 (3870) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A pretty solid Schwartz. Dark and superbly roasty. More bitterness than I was expecting but with a smooth mouthfeel.
raymow (1290) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at Crafty’s Taproom in Northeast Phila - aroma is very sweet. Flavor not as sweet. Nice dark reddish color. Slight chocolate flavor.